7 Verbs’ Meaning

Hello friends, today we will talk about the verbs Herken, Erken, Ken, Leer ken, Verken, Ontken and Toeken in Afrikaans, what they mean, and what the difference is between them.

Recognize

Herken

Admit
Erken

Know (Something/Someone)
Ken

Get to know
Leer ken

Explore (E.g. an area)
Verken

Deny 
Ontken

Award
Toeken

Example sentences:

I recognize him
Ek herken hom

She admits she did it
Sy erken dat sy dit gedoen het

Do you know this story?
Ken jy hierdie storie?

We will get to know her
Ons sal haar leer ken

I explored the area
Ek het die omgewing verken

They are denying it/They deny it
Hulle ontken dit

We awared him with a trophy
Ons het hom met ‘n trofee toegeken

Toeken is a separable verb, that's why it gets the -ge in the middle of the word in the past tense.

Cheers!

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