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"Whose is the turtle?"

Translation:Kaplumbağa kimin?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/julanitz
julanitz
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"Kimin kaplumbağası" is accepted. I am a little confused why. Am I thinking right when I try to unravel the following two translations?

  • Kaplumbağa kimin -- the turtle is whose

  • Kimin kaplumbağası -- whose turtle is it (because of the empty copula suffix for third person)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tiago0427
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What's the difference between • Kimin kaplumbağası? • Kaplumbağa kimin?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/morowinger

Shouldn't it be kaplumbağayı kimin, since it is the turtle?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sainio
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No, because the turtle is the subject, here. (You only use the accusative case for specific direct objects.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarekArtis
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What is the '' si '' at the end?

2 weeks ago