me-..-kan/me-..-i

Some base words that are combined with two affixes (eg. me + root word+ kan) can produce an adjective rather than a verb, or even both.

Examples

Root Word Meaning me – kan In a sentence Meaning
takut scared menakutkan Film itu menakutkan That movie is scarry
biar let membiarkan Saya membiarkan hal itu terjadi I am letting that happen
kerja work/do mengerjakan Dia sedang mengerjakan pekerjaan rumah He’s doing his homework
bingung comfuse membingungkan Masalah ini membingungkan saya This problem confuses me
darat land mendaratkan Pilot itu mampu mendaratkan pesawat dengan selamat That pilot can land the airplane safely

Confix ‘me-..-i’ will produce transitive verbs.

Examples

Root Word Meaning me – i In a Sentence
Meaning
teman friend menemani Saya harus menemani ibu saya I have to accompany my mother
guru teacher menggurui Sikapnya selalu menggurui terhadap saya He’s always a know-it-all to me
takut afraid, scared menakut-nakuti Dia senang menakut-nakuti adiknya He loves scaring his brother away

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