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Speak Indonesian Like a Sundanese: geura

The word geura is often heard in conversations of people in West Java region. This word gives an intention to ask the person the sentence is being spoken to to promptly do something.

Placement

In verbal conversation, this word could be placed before or after verb, or at the end of a clause.

Now that you have learned sok and atuh, these three words can be added together to make sure the person you are asking to promptly do your request.

Examples

Formal Informal Sundanese Dialect Meaning
Datanglah ke mari. Coba ke sini. Ke sini geura. Come here.
Ayo lekas minum obatnya. Ayo cepat minum obatnya. Geura minum obatnya. Quickly take the medicine.
Ayo lekas minum obatnya. Ayo cepat minum obatnya. Minum geura obatnya. Quickly take the medicine.
Ayo lekas minum obatnya. Ayo cepat minum obatnya. Minum obatnya geura. Quickly take the medicine.
Ayo coba. Ayo coba. Sok geura. Try (this/that).