November 12, 2012

Negative Sentences - Learn Uzbek Language

Assalomu alaykum,

Earlier we have learned how to make Question Senteces in Uzbek Language. Today we will talk about Negative Sentences in Uzbek.

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In Uzbek language there are two ways to make negative sentences.

1. With a word (emas, yo'q).
2. With suffix (-ma, -may ) in the end of verb, but not only. Used before modified forms that comes from pronouns (see here for pronoun suffices).

In Uzbek language we don't have is, are, verbs like in English.

This is book - Bu kitob.
These are the books - Bu kitoblar.

So when we want to make sentence negative we use emas.

This is not book                Bu kitob emas.
These are not the books   Bu kitoblar emas.

Word No-Yo'q in Uzbek, so there are rare cases when we need to use Yo'q word. But at the same time Yo'q can be used often as a short answer to the questions.

Do you want this chair?  Bu kursini xohlaysizmi?
- No, I don't.                    Yo'q, xohlamayman.
Is this a book?              Bu kitobmi?
-No                             Yo'q

-may is used with the verb when sentence is present and future.
-ma is used with the verb when sentence is past.

They couldn't come. Ular kela olmadilar.
They can't come.      Ular kela olmaydilar.

Some more examples:

O'zbekcha English
Men sizni tushunaman.I understand you.
Men sizni tushunmayman.I don't understand you.
Meni tashlab ketma. Don't leave me.
Hech qisi yo'q. No problem.
Bu Fransuz tili emas. This is not French language.
Men Xitoycha gapirmayman. I don't speak Chinese.
U O'zbekchani o'rganmagan. She didn't learn Uzbek.
U bizni ko'ra olmayapti. He cannot see us.
Biz kech kelmaymiz. We will not come late.
O'zbek tilida gapira olmaysizmi? Can't you speak in Uzbek.

Check out left side Grammar section for more grammar lessons. I also recommend you to check updated Introduction lesson for Beginners here.

Coming up: Most commonly used words and phrases in Uzbek language.
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Negative Sentences - Learn Uzbek Language
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  2. Hi what does "hohlavossanmi" and "bupti man uhladim" mean?