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Turkish course completed

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O, benim sonsuz hikayem... şimdi kelime hazinesi gelişim, hangi fazla çapraşık... tüm şunlar farklı sinonimler, yardım et :'(

If someone understood what I was saying it means I'm making some sort of sense here.

Anyway, on a serious note, I want to thank DuoLingo and especially its Turkish course contributers. I can see now how hard it is to translate meaning in a language other than romance/germanic and I've come to appreciate a language more solely for the fact that Turkish (and a lot of other languages) has a pretty unique way of expressing one's thoughts.

In conclusion : Am I going to continue after this experience? -> Yes, definitely. It is more different than one may think, as such it is interesting to see and analyze it word by word.

Am I going to be fluent in Turkish? Who knows, we'll see just how much vocabulary difference I can handle. For now, I'm handling basic stuff, as total immersion is way out of my league (again, lack of vocabulary)

*Thanks again to everyone who made it possible to start learning Turkish here and a tip for all those "non-romance/germanic language" learners : take your time and go through every word meaning/origin/relations, this is crucial in Turkish.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/nicolas_jk

Congratulations! I hope to finish the tree myself someday. It's really exciting to learn a language that's not indo-european. Btw, I don't think the immersion stuff here on duolingo is that great, it's probably much easier to start by watching Turkish movies or tv series with subtitles.

2 years ago

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I know, I'm not talking about DL immersion, there's no Turkish immersion on Duolingo anyway. I plan on watching movies and tv series in the near future, right now I am picking up songs and break down their lyrics. Good luck with the tree.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveLando
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A great way to pick up more vocabulary is to - at every time you look up something on wikipedia, besides and after reading the english article to also read the turkish (or whaterver) article with you already grasping what it is about and therefore have a higher chance of grasping the content of the text, developing your language skill.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NeridaPeters
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Have you tried the website called Lyrics Training? You can listen to Turkish songs (as well as other languages) and do gap fill exercises. You get a score based on how quickly you answer and how many correct answers you get. You can easily repeat the section of the song if you have missed the word you need to write. It's really helpful, and I like it a lot.

2 years ago

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Thanks a lot, seems like a great way to learn vocabulary. I only used Genius for lyrics and followed them with the song playing in the background.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Honestly pretty cool! I don't yet have the courage to learn anything non indo European, but I mayyyy give Turkish a try one day! Congrats and good luck on advancing!

2 years ago

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Thanks, if you ever decide to, try not to get scared ,especially by suffixes which will become easy and predictable in time. As Benny Lewis said : "Mentality is everything" , so charge into the language head-on and make fast progress.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

That is good advice, thank you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/orde90
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O, benim sonsuz hikayem... şimdi kelime hazinesi gelişimi, ki fazla karmaşık... tüm şu farklı sinonimler, yardım et :'(

That's great! Good luck!

2 years ago

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Thanks for the support. By the way, why is it "şu"? Isn't it supposed to be following "sinonimler"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MeteUlku
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You already used the "-ler/lar" plural suffix on the noun, you can't use it again on the demonstrative pronoun. "Şunlar sinonimler." means "Those are synonyms.", but "Şu sinonimler çok zor." means "Those synonyms are very difficult."

2 years ago