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"Today I have neck pain."

Translation:Bugün bende boyun ağrısı var.

December 30, 2015



I don't actually understand the difference between"boyun ağrı" and "boyun ağrısı" in the given correct answers:

• Bugün boyun ağrım var. • Bugün bende boyun ağrısı var.

why is "Bugün boyun ağrısım var" incorrect? Why does it need to be "Bugün boyun ağrım var"?


When you have a compound of the "X Y-(s)i" type and that compound is possessed, the possessive suffix replaces the -(s)i compound ending.

For example, sırt çantası wold be a backpack ("back bag"), but "my backpack" would be sırt çantam and "your backpack" would be sırt çantan.

And "his backpack" would be sırt çantası -- just like the basic compound. You can't tell the difference in that case. (But you could use onun sırt çantası to make it clear that the -sı is a "real" possessive in that case.)


-Boyun ağrısı- is a noun, but -boyun ağrım var- is a possesive pronoun which means -I have it-. When you want to use it in a sentence, you will conjugate it from -sı to -m.


Ah, I got it :) Many thanks for your reply!


Why not "acim" ?


"acı" is a short, sharp pain. "ağrı" is a more chronic pain spread over over time. It would be weird to say that you have a short sharp pain when you are talking about something spread out over the entire day :)


What is wrong with "Bugün boyunumun agrisi var"?


Why not"ağrıyor" or "aciyor"?


Yes, why not 'Boynum ağrıyor.' as in 'Dişim ağrıyor.' ....??


bugün boynum ağrıyor was accepted as correct for me


Urgh fix these answers please. I m native most questions do not accept true answers.


most questions do not accept true answers.

I think you mean "correct answers" rather than "true answers".

If a given sentence is not accepted, please report it using the "my translation should be accepted" option.

Or at least say explicitly what should be accepted here. Just "fix these answers" is not helpful.


Why is boyun correct here?


Same quetion as the above

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