"She sells dresses."
Translation:Dia menjual gaun.
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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.