I keep seeing the letter "u" added to the end of words, and I looked back through a couple previous lessons and I have no idea what it means. Is it just another way to write a verb(rather than add an i to the end)?
Apologies if this is something obvious that I just overlooked...
Eg. Lernu/Lerni = to learn?
It's the imperative form of the verb. It gives commands.
Lernu! - Learn!
Parolu! - Speak!
So the best kind of answer to this question depends on your language background and how comfortable you are with grammatical terminology.
If a verb ends in -i it's called an "infinitive" and that's the form you'll find in a dictionary. It's often translated in English with the word "to" added.
- kuri - to run
If a verb ends in -u it's sometimes called an "imperative" and is the form used for commands.
- kuru! - run!
The u-verbs are used other ways too.
- Ni kuru - let's run
- Mi kuru - I should run
- Mi volas ke vi kuru - I want that you should run - I want you to run
Be sure to read the tips and notes on the duolingo web site
Ahhh, I don't know how I missed that. Thank you for explaining it, have a lingot!