Sundanese Grammar

The Sundanese grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Sundanese and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: sareng Under: di handap
Before: sa teu acan After: sa atos
Inside: di lebet Outside: di luar
With: sareng But: mung/tapi
For: kanggo From: ti
To: ka In: di lebet

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To ask questions, use the following:

What?: naon? Who?: saha?
How?: kumaha? Why?: naha?
Where?: di palih mana?

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: tara Rarely: jarang
Sometimes: sakapeung Usually: biasana
Always: osok Very: pisan

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Most commonly used pronouns in Sundanese:

I: abdi You: anjeun
He: anjeuna She: anjeuna
We: abdi sadaya/urang sadaya They: aranjeuna

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: nu abdi Your: nu anjeun
His: nu anjeuna Her: nu anjeuna
Our: nu abdi sadaya/nu urang sadaya Their: nu aranjeuna

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: abdi nyarios basa inggris
You speak French: anjeun nyarios basa perancis
He speaks German: anjeuna nyarios basa jerman
She speaks Italian: anjeuna nyarios basa italia
I visited France: abdi nyaba ka perancis
I will drink milk: abdi bade ngaleueut susu


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Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: muhun. abdi ngartos.
I don't understand you: punten abdi kirang ngartos.
I don't speak French: abdi teu tiasa nyarios basa perancis.
This is my house: ieu teh rorompok abdi.
That restaurant is far: rumah makan na teh tebih.
No problem: wios teu kunanaon

The above Sundanese grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Sundanese vocabulary to obtain some popular Sundanese phrases.

Sundanese Phrases

Sundanese Vocabulary


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Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.