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"The oldest professor is eighty years old."

Translation:En yaşlı profesör seksen yaşında.

December 6, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sevdigim.dil.TUR

could someone explain the word ''yaşında'' please


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

"yaş + ı + n + da"

'yaş' - age 'ı' - 3rd person poss. suffix n - buffer letter da - locative case, "at"

"At his age," which sound kind of clunky in English, but it is simply the way it is worded in Turkish (and to keep in mind, the possessive suffix does not change according to person. "Ben 23 yaşındayım" for example.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EhabMohey92

the same way you ask about age "kac yasindasin?" , degil mi ?


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

Ha! My stupid head just realized: "yaşlı" is simply "yaş" + "lı," or "with age!" More proof of the coolness of Turkish ;-P

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