IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with tak, from Malay tidak, from Proto-Malayic *daʔ (compare Malay tidak), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *diaq.

AdverbEdit

tidak

  1. not (negates meaning of verb)
    Saya tidak mau makan.
    I don't want to eat.
  2. not (To no degree)
    Buku itu tidak mahal.
    That book is not expensive.

Usage notesEdit

Tidak is used to negate verbs and adjectives. For negating nouns the word bukan must be used.


MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with tak, dak, from Proto-Malayic *daʔ (compare Indonesian tidak), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *diaq.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tidak (Jawi spelling تيدق)

  1. not (negates meaning of verb)
    Saya tidak mahu makan.
    I don't want to eat.
  2. not (To no degree)
    Buku itu tidak mahal.
    That book is not expensive.

Usage notesEdit

Tidak is used to negate verbs and adjectives. For negating nouns the word bukan must be used.

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit