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‘Ber-‘ and ‘Me-‘ Verbs

I am just starting Indonesian, and I don’t know what these two types of verbs are. I also find them hard to remember. Thanks for helping,

DanielvanD18

May 19, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rick392366

'ber-' verbs are intransitive verbs.
'me-' verbs are mostly active transitive (needing an object).
active transitive verbs can be transformed into passive 'di-' verbs.

Related topics and tips&notes:

Tips & Notes "ber-" verbs :
https://www.duolingo.com/skill/id/Ber--Verbs/tips-and-notes

Tips & Notes "me-" verbs :
https://www.duolingo.com/skill/id/Me--Verbs-1/tips-and-notes

Transitive & Intransitive verbs, Tips & notes, Addendum :
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29750515

"Me- verbs", Tips & Notes, Addendum :
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28585445

'me-i' verbs, Tips & Notes, Addendum :
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31492630

'me-kan' verbs, Tips & Notes, Addendum :
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31492596

Passive type 1 and 2 , Tips & Notes, Addendum :
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31279476


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

This has helped me a lot!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fyrexia

is transitivity and intransitivity what makes the syntax? I mean if the syntax i am writing requires transitivity i would therefore opt for a verb with the prefix me instead of ber. Are there root verbs that have versions for both ber- and me-? In that case, how do i know if it goes with ber or me? Or it applies whether there is transitivity or not in the sentence? Cheers

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