Perbedaan Antara Lend dan Borrow

Lend dan Borrow merupakan dua kata yang seringkali menimbulkan kesalahpahaman arti. Untuk memberikan Anda kemudahan dalam memaknainya, di bawah ini terdapat penjelasan singkat tentang perbedaan dua kosakata tersebut.

Lend

Lend berarti meminjami atau meminjamkan. Contoh kalimatnya adalah, saya meminjamkan buku ke Andi, dia meminjamkan saya sebuah payung, ayah meminjamkan Andi sepeda motor.

Kalimat yang dicetak miring tersebut merupakan kalimat dalam bahasa Indonesia. Sekarang kita coba membuatnya dalam bahasa Inggris:

  1. I lend some books to my brother.
  2. She lends me a paper to write.
  3. My uncle lends him a motorcycle for only a few minutes.
  4. Dina will lend me a projector for taking a presentation tomorrow.

 

Borrow

Borrow berarti meminjam. Berbeda dengan lend yang berarti meminjamkan. Perhatikan skema contoh dalam bahasa Indonesia berikut ini:

Saya meminjamkan mobil ke Dani. (Gunakan lend)

Dani meminjam mobil saya tadi pagi. (Gunakan borrow)

Dian meminjamkan bukunya kepada Ibu. (Gunakan lend)

Ibu meminjam buku dian. (Gunakan borrow)

So, mudah bukan? Lend artinya meminjamkan sedangkan borrow artinya meminjam. Untuk contoh kalimat dalam bahasa Inggris tentang borrow, bisa Anda lihat berikut ini.

  1. I borrowed her book last Sunday.
  2. She borrows a book from me.
  3. I will borrow an eraser soon.

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