Afrikaans Present

This is a list of verbs in the present tense in Afrikaans. First let's start with the raw format before conjugating the verbs to the present 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 present tense in a sentence which includes all the object pronouns (I, you, she...).

I see you: Ek sien jou
I write with a pen: Ek skryf met ’n pen
You love apples: Jy hou van appels
You give money: Jy gee geld
You play tennis: Jy speel tennis
He reads a book: Hy lees ’n boek
He understands me: Hy verstaan my
She has a cat: Sy het ’n kat
She knows my friend: Sy ken my vriend
We want to learn: Ons wil leer
We think Spanish is easy: Ons dink Spaans is maklik
You (plural) work here: Julle werk hier
You (plural) speak French: Julle praat Frans
They drive a car: Hulle bestuur ’n motor
They smile: Hulle glimlag

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