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


Questions and Adverbs

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


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

Grammar in a sentence

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


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


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.