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"İtalya çok güzel bir ülkedir."

Translation:Italy is a very beautiful country.

January 13, 2016



Why is there the "-dir" ending here? This sentence states an opinion, not a fact.


I think this sentence states a widely accepted popular opinion rather than a personal opinion. Therefore it could function as an argument. That's why it uses -dir. But İtalya çok güzel bir ülke. would be correct too.

It could also state a personal opinion and then -dir means you are very confident about your opinion and you try to argue with your personal opinion, which many people unfortunately do.


Sono d'accordo: l'Italia e molto bella!


D'accordo, l'Italia è molto bella - e non soltanto carina o simpatica (nice).

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