"Ya bugün gel, ya da yarın."

Translation:Come either today or tomorrow.

2 years ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/machaut

Is it okay to place the verb at the end: "Ya bugün, ya da yarın gel." ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

Yes, perfectly fine.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/starcluster-

can we omit da ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/crystalclaire

im just curious, i've heard here in turkey " off ya" or "yetir ya".. is the word ya means =either or just an expression.. just curious.. thanks thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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It is just an expression used when whining in Turkish in this context :) "ya...ya da" means "either...or" though :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YakinAlan
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There, "ya" is spoken and actually the shortened form of "yâhû" from arabic which literally means "of my God". That is why it is pronounced a little longer like "yâ". The second one you write is wrong it is "yeter ya".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/o0Mira0o

Never heard of the word "yâhû" in Arabic! Could you please explain further or type the word you are referring to in Arabic?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AJ72T
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He may mean the Hebrew word ־יָהוּ (yahu), which means 'the Lord'. There might be a similar Arabic word.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/o0Mira0o

That's what I thought as well. I am aware of the word in Hebrew, but definitely not in Arabic.

In Arabic the word for 'The Lord' is 'Ar-Rabb'.

If it is the name of God that he (YakinAlan) is referring to, then it is "Allah" (الله) in Arabic, not "yâhû". You find this word (الله) in the Qur'an as well as the Arabic translations of the Bible.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AsetBerdyb

Can I say like this: "Ya bugün gel, ya yarın" ??? Thank you in advance

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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Nope...you have to say "ya da" :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AsetBerdyb

teşekkürler ederim )

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/imjayw
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I just wanted to wrap my head around the "ya, ya da" and create my own sentence using it, so if I wanted to say "either we go cinema today or tomorrow" would it be - ya sinemaya bugun gideriz, ya da yarin. Is this correct? Should I have used gidiyoruz?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YakinAlan
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If you put "Ya" at the beginning you are somehow expected to use another verb after the second "ya". Check my examples:

Sinemaya ya bugün gideriz ya da yarın. ----> more colloquial Sinemaya ya bugün ya da yarın gideriz. ----> more formal Ya sinemaya bugün gideriz, ya da hiç gitmeyiz. Sinemaya ya bugün gideriz, ya da hiç gitmeyiz.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/luznamlih
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Yaradandan ya da kaderinden~

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zromen5
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Would it be correct to say "Ya bugün gel, veya yarın"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YakinAlan
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Although "veya" and "ya da" are considered as synonyms, they are not interchangeable in that situation.

First of all, here "Ya..., ya" is some sort of a lexical bundle. Having started with "Ya" in the first sentence, you need it a second time. "da" is optional. You can freely say "Ya bugün gel, ya yarın", although there is a slight change in the meaning.

Second, there is a strong tendency to use "veya" just in between two sentences rather than in between two words.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie392547
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This is very interesting as Alex above says you should have to use "da". Perhaps there are various traditions or dialects or something like this?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/o0Mira0o

What is 'da' doing in this sentence/question? I understand the word to mean 'also' or 'too'...

Is the sentence correct without it?

1 month ago
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