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Translation:Öğretmen "El kaldırırken konuşmak yasak." dedi.

December 14, 2015



why I cant put "-dir" (yasak + dir)?


DIr is possible (not obligatory), but you should add it according to vowel harmony and consonant harmony.
in this case:
k turns the D into t
a turns the I into ı
so it would be yasaktır.
if that's the version you used, than you should report your answer, and it may be added.


Teacher can be 'hoca' as well, right?

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    But it didn't accept it as a true answer..

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      Well,it's not the direct tranlation of the word ''teacher'' but meaning is the same.


      I wrote "Öğretmen dedi ki "El kaldırıken konuşmak yasak" It was marked as wrong. Why can't I use "ki" here


      '"El kaldırırken" :)


      Yes, I often make this mistake, but that cannot be the reason that my sentence was marked wrong, because usually Duo always accepted one writing mistake like this one. This mistake always was marked, but the answer accepted. I forgot the "r" using pişirirken, alirken etc. for example Is the rest of the sentence okay using the ki construction?


      I think it may have something to do with the colon (:). I am going to tinker with it and hopefully it will work :)


      I tried it now without the colon, but with different word order (I am seeing now): Öğretmen dedi ki "Konuşmak yasak el kaldirirken" It was marked wrong.


      Why so many periods/full stops?


      Ogretmen dedi, "El kaldırırken konuşmak yasak." should be accepted. If not why not?


      No, it does not sound natural.

      Subject - Object - Verb,

      O "X" dedi. → He/She/It said "X".


      O dedi ki: "X". → He/She/It said that "X".


      why is "öğretmen elini kaldırırken konuşmak yasaktır dedi" wrong?


      Because elini is your hand in accusative case. That makes it a very specific hand, while the sentence sais a hand, not specified.


      Isn't 'parmak kaldırmak' more acceptable?


      parmak is finger while el is hand


      I know but a Turkish teacher would tell their students to 'raise your fingers'. İn the same way a Turkish person wouldn't say 'bless you' when somebody sneezes but they would say "live long". The translation raise your hand is literally correct but the expression is not used that way on Turkish. Therefore I think parmak kaldırmak should be accepted.


      Wow. The word order on this one is out of this world... I wonder how I made it this far and get all words in the wrong order except öğretmen. Thanks capital letters


      It's impossible to choose the right answer I mean it's not possible to flag the right one


      Is this a written sentence only or an ordinary spoken one?

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