Afrikaans Past

This is a list of verbs in the past tense in Afrikaans. First let's start with the raw format before conjugating the verbs to the past form. Make sure to compare this table and the one below it.

To see: om te sien
To write: om te skryf
To love: om lief te hê
To give: om te gee
To play: Om te speel
To read: Om te lees
To understand: Om te verstaan
To have: Om te hê
To know: Om te weet
To learn: Om te leer
To think: Om te dink
To work: Om te werk
To speak: Om te praat
To drive: Om te bestuur
To smile: Om te glimlag
To find: Om te vind

These samples show how the verbs above are conjugated in the past tense in a sentence which includes all the object pronouns (I, you, she...).

I saw you: Ek het jou gesien
I wrote with a pen: Ek het met 'n pen geskryf
You loved apples: Jy het van appels gehou
You gave money: Jy het geld gegee
You played tennis: Jy het tennis gespeel
He read (past) a book: Hy het 'n boek gelees
He understood me: Hy het my verstaan
She had a cat: Sy het 'n kat gehad
She knew my friend: Sy het my vriend geken
We wanted to learn: Ons wou leer
We thought Spanish is easy: Ons het gedink Spaans is maklik
You (plural) worked here: Julle het hier gewerk
You (plural) spoke French: Julle het Frans gepraat
They drove a car: Hulle het ’n motor bestuur
They smiled: Hulle het 'n motor bestuur

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