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"In those years, this tall man treated young people very badly."

Translation:O yıllarda, bu uzun adam genç insanlara çok kötü davranmış.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Otsepho
Otsepho
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I wonder who they're referring to...

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamWaud

Just put that but it marked it wrong and gave a different second word

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amanda465669

Would 'Şunlar yılda...' also be acceptable?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liam955908

No. It has to be "O yıllarda/senelerde"

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yashar.german
yashar.german
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What about this alternative? "O yıllarda, bu uzun adam genç insanlarla çok kötü davrandı." In my point of view, both can be accepted unless further clues are put forward :-)

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

why insanlarla? It doesn't make sense in the sentence.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yashar.german
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Yes. I got it. Thanks for your swift response. Now I have another question. "davrandı" & "davranmış" both are past tense with subtle differences. Which one is more prevalent and commonly used and why? Tekrar teşekkürler

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

davrandı = he treated. You knew about this at the time. You were aware of it.

davranmış = apparently he treated; it turns out that he treated; I found that he treated...

Basically, you didn't know about it at the time.

Both are equally common depending on the nuance you want to give.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cristina171301

Why is it "insanlara" instead of "insanlari"? And it's "O yillarda" because I can't use both words on plural?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Salih_Dz.

Insanlara is because he treated badly "towards people" so it must be in dative.

1 month ago