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Reflexive Verbs - Wederkerende Werkwoorde
The reflexive verbs are not from one of the 5 verb groups, but it is a verb type. (Other verb types are transitive or intransitive verbs -- Google them to understand them better.).It can be regular, or without the GE- prefix in the past tense (as a prefixed verb or an inseparable compound verb) or it could be a separable compound verb. The focus is that the subject has to do the action and it can't be transferred.
Also see the vocabulary list in the Vocabulary section.
Examples - Voorbeelde
|Regular verb:||skaam -- Ek skaam my vir my swak gedrag. |
(I am ashamed for my bad behavior)
|Prefixed verb:||verbeel -- Jy het jou verbeel jy het my gister gesien. |
(I was imagining things that I saw you yesterday)
|Separable Compound Verb:||voorneem -- Hy neem homself voor om die mense te help. |
(He undertakes [commits himself] to help the people.)
You will notice the object pronoun of the subject. You can also add SELF:
sy ... haar(self)
ek ... my(self)
jy ... jou(self)
ons ... ons(self)