"She sells dresses."
Translation:Dia menjual gaun.
Whats the difference between 'mem' and 'men' before words? Something about past tense?
No, it's not about past tense, no need to worry about tenses, Indonesian doesn't use tenses.
"me-" prefix converts a base word into a verb.
It depends on the starting letter of the base word if "me-" is 'conjugated'.
The conjugation table looks like this :
|Starting letter base word||Conjugation|
|l, m, n, r, w||Me + base|
|vowel, g, h||Me + ng|
|c, d, j||Me + n|
|b, f, v||Me + m|
|k||Me + ng – k|
|t||Me + n – t|
|s||Me + ny – s|
|p||Me + m – p|
|monosyllabic||Me + nge +base|
Here is a Tinycards deck with more examples :
No need to do the lessons there, just flip through the cards of the deck to see how a base word is converted into a "me-" verb.