Here is learning transpired online this week
A. I am still not sure about the usage of kan. Can you explain?
-kan is a suffix at the end of the verb. Here are 2 common meanings of -kan
1. It may add an objek
bangun = wake or stand
bangunkan adik = wake your sibling up or help your sibling to stand. [-kan here introduces the object to the standalone verb]
2. Add Emphasis
Baca = read
Bacakan surat ini = Read [with emphasis] this letter [-kan adds emphasis which is an order if the person is manager and hearer: secretary]
Again context and speaker’s identity influence the meaning
“Ambikan ibu buku” kata ibu = “Get me a book [with emphasis]” says mother
This is a request from mother to a child who is near the book:
it may be at home, in the library or simply waiting near a rack in polyclinics.