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"Eğer beni onunla geçen yıl tanıştırsaydın, hayatım çok farklı olurdu."

Translation:If you had introduced her to me last year, my life would have been very different.

October 31, 2015



Is it really a good idea to use only new verbs in a lesson supposed to introduce a new tense? Why heap one difficulty on top of another? I like to unravel things, but I fear some people will find this discouraging. It certainly isn't very good pedagogics. (I also have lots of nice things to say to Duo, but as often, the good stuff doesn't get told)


It says (eğer beni onunla...) obviously it should be translated as(if.... Me to her) but it was marked as wrong and Due translated it in reverse way(if... Her to me). I don't see any rational reason for that, at least both must be right.


Can I ask about the arguments of tanıştırmak? In my (accepted) answer I had it as "[you] introduced me to him", but the translation given here has "[you] introduced her to me". Obviously there's a certain amount of reciprocity in introducing people to each other so the end meaning is not much affected, but technically should I be equating the Turkish accusative-argument with the English indirect object and the Turkish instrumental-argument with the English direct object with this verb, or vice versa?


Has anyone else been receiving questions with the full answer already filled in? I am, and it's a real waste of time. If anyone knows how to deactivate this, please let me know.


Hi sometimes the question fills in the whole answer for me when it is the word click ones and i dont think its supposed to do that


"Eğer beni onunla geçen yıl tanıştırsaydın, hayatım çok farklı olurdu."

Translation: If you had introduced her to me last year, my life would have been very different.


If you introduced me to her last year, my life would have been very different.

Correct other English answer accepted by Duo.


You offer very complicate sentences for Basic level. It's a big mistake.


On the contrary. This course is fantastic! The main reason for it being fantastic is that it offers complex sentences.


I have to disagree. There is a lot of room for improvement in this course, and it is up to us to help ensure that it reaches its full potential. We can be positive while also being constructive!


Could we also say: my life would be very different (that what it is now), or can the Turkish sentence only mean 'would have been'?


That's what im trying to figure out


"...life would have been very differen." in this sentence clearly implies different than what it us now. I don't quite understand your question. :-)


Isn't this an example of past unreality ("If only you had introduced...")? Does the sentence only convey the meaning of "if only" when keske is included?


Yep :) "keşke" is used to describe the same meaning as "if only" (basically that you really wish that it had happened, but it didn't). This is a much more general statement or past unreality.


This isn't clear from reading the Tips page for this skill. It lists the translation of "yapsaydık" and "gelseydin" by themselves as "if only we had done/made" and "if only you had come", respectively. It does mention that "keşke" means "if only," but the way it's written makes it sound as if this connotation is already included in the conjugation and that "keşke" is as redundant as "eğer."


What is wrong with "would have become"?


I believe i wrote the same thing


Does the verb in the main clause always match the tense of the verb in the conditional clause?


I reluctantly say always :) There is a certain degree of flexibility sometimes, but there are a lot of grey zone in this part of Turkish grammar.


So tanışmak and tanışırmak mean to meet But tanıştırmak is to introduce Right ?


It could be that tanışmak is intransitive, and tanıştırmak is transitive? I am also willing to hear the answer.


You're right. Tanıştırmak is the causative form of tanışmak, which means that the causative suffix -tır has been added to the root of the intransitive verb tanışmak to make it the transitive verb tanıştırmak. You can read more about causative suffixes here: https://elon.io/learn-turkish/lesson/the-causative-suffixes


Yes, tanıştırmak means to introduce. In Turkish, you have to introduce someone with someone else instead of to them.

  • Demet introduced me to Orçun.
  • Demet beni Orçun ile tanıştırdı.

Tanişmak means to meet someone for the first time. You use ile with this verb, too.

  • I met Toygar today.
  • Bugün Toygar ile tanıştım.

There is no "tanışırmak." Tanışır is the 3rd person aorist tense of tanişmak.


İf you had introduced her to me last year my life would have been very different


İf you had introduced her to me last year my life would have been very different


I didn't solve anything??


I find this Turkish course really excellent! A big thanks to all of you who made it happen.

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Could it also mean him instead of her???



Could it also mean him instead of her???

Yes it can.


"Beni onunla". İs it translated as " me with him" or "him with me". The preferred answer suggests the second option. Is it so.


How is that a level 0 exercise!! Again no Turk would say it like that. Where has Duolingo got these from!?


How would a Turkish person say it?


A much more conversational way of saying it would be "Onu geçen sene benimle tanıştırmış olsaydın hayatım çok farklı olurdu". This phrase on Duo seems to have just been invented so the word if (Eğer) could be shoehorned in to try and justify putting it into this topic.


Hello Kem

Beautiful positive comment. I never doubted you for one minute.

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