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"Istanbul has grown so much while I was not here."

Translation:Ben burada değilken İstanbul çok büyümüş.

September 25, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/07elin

why can't I say ''buradaken değilim''


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/violetanka

If there is a verb in the expression, you should always add the "-ken" suffix after the verb. And you cannot use the -ken suffix with a vowel before it, in this situation, you should add "-y" before the "-ken". Some examples are: burada+y+ken, burada yaşıyor+ken, burada değil-ken, seninle+y+ken etc...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

"While I was here, I am not" ? That makes little sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/idrisnaimsahin

"Ben burada değilken, istanbul o kadar büyümüş ki" cümlesi neden kabul edilmedi?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joefeyzullah

When you put a ! to English sentence for that meaning. Btw funny Nick.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duobetty

Why doesn't "burada değilken" indicate either tense (-di-) or person (-im)? It seems to imply "I, while it (İstanbul?) is not here, ... ",


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/osm6w

The sentence consists of three parts. [İstanbul] [ben burada değilken] [çok büyümüş.] You are probably confused because of "while I WASN'T here..." The difference is, in English it is a compound sentence while in Turkish it is is a basic sentence. There is only one predicative in basic Turkish sentence and it's not "değilken" but "çok büyümüş." So the latter is the one that has to be conjugated.

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