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

A helper for the Turkish language on Duo.

Hello, everyone! I am here to help those having struggle with anything. I was once a native turkish contributor for german-turkish here because I am a student in the department of translation and interpreting studies(german-turkish-english) at Ege University. If you need help or want to learn anything about the lessons or the sentences with which you face here, don't hesitate to ask me.

November 27, 2018

43 Comments


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

Hey Taylan, seems as if something went wrong yesterday due to an update.
Could you please submit a new application for the incubator? It is not visible there anymore. Thank you!
Edit: keep it short, as it's not your first ;-) and I forgot to add the link, here it is: https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/de/tr


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

Oh my dear, I see you in the incubator now, but your green ring seems to have vanished. I'll ask about that once I am at home. We Germans have a saying: Gut Ding will Weile haben. Good things need their time. And it is apparently very good that you're back again ;-)


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

You are so kind oh my god! And i still see my green ring :) it is an excellent saying! Im happy to be here xox


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

The usual native speaker who does not have any teaching experience or is not studying linguistics usually doesn't think about grammar. It's more a feeling what is correct or not. But a reply here in the forums that merely consists of "It's my native language and xxx is correct." simply often doesn't feel sufficient to me, I appreciate details. So I learned a lot about my own language in the last months here while looking up grammar and trying out sample sentences in my head :)
Quite interesting!


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

I agree! One may know what is correct or incorrect but can’t explain why it is like that. So it is important to learn about a language’s system


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

I recommend you watch aşkı memnu(forbidden love) it is a good series! There are many series but i dont know if they are translated to german or english


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

Hi.any advices for learning turkish?


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

Curiosity and patience :)
The grammar concepts are not so difficult to understand, but putting them into practice without forgetting a suffix here and there is not as easy as it seems - at least for me.
And the vocabulary is quite different, because it is a different language family.
Even French loanwords look very different when written phonetic ;-)
So for me this means patience repetition and occasionally even going some steps back when I notice that I make errors with a specific suffix or grammar concept.
I personally feel that the new crown system helped me because it encouraged me to do more repetitions.


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

I understand you well as it is what i feel everyday. German is really a hard language to learn since it is much too complex when it comes to the grammar of it..


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

I learn german through english because turkish is completely a different language but english and german have same word orders and grammatical rules(of course except for some situations) and it becomes einfacher für mich, zu verstehen :)


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

Another German saying: Übung macht den Meister. Practice makes perfekt.

I learn Turkish through English because there is still no course TR from GE here :)
But I also use various other books and courses. Some are TR from GE, some TR from EN.


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

And I do not know if or when Turkish for Germans will come. Not so many languages entered the incubator lately. But I guess it would help that the reverse tree exists already and has active contributors.


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

Our teachers are native german-turkish speakers because they grew up in germany for years so it is a good thing for us to learn from them because we can understand more easily, you know it is better to learn from the natives. Are the books enough for you? Do you watch TV shows? And will ge-tr be found?


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

No, books are not enough. Unlike what you may think seeing me active in the TR forums I have not even left the silent phase in real life often.
I'm shy. And all persons with whom I might speak Turkish here speak perfect German :) But I'm past reading and writing only and work on my listening skills with podcasts (Turkish Tea Time) and music. Oh, we need to talk about music maybe you have some good suggestions for me.
And I tried to watch some series and movies.


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

The worst thing about German are the exceptions and irregularities. When I learned how many irregular verbs exist in Turkish I thought: "Wow! And it's phonetic! I have to learn it."
But it has it's difficulties, too. Subordinate clauses. Participles. Secondary passive ;-)


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

You are right! Irregularities of german.. oh God! Both are hard :) but you are used to it somehow.


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

I’m sorry i don’t know :) You can get some books about the turkish grammar


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

Hi, I missed you. I hope you are fine! Where have you been? I am sorry that it took me so long to reply to your last message about the secondary passive! Please accept my aplogies.


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

Hello! I missed you as well! Im good thank you, and what about you? Is everythint OK? By the way, you are welcome. My PC broke down, which is why i couldn’t be here for a long time. :)


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

And I had little time for the discussion forums lately. Helpers are definitely welcome whatever role they chose! I see my limitations being only learning Turkish since two years now.


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

Welcome back! Will you submit a new application for the incubator? My laptop broke down last year, upgrade to Windows10 was too much of a burden for the oldie. I get a new one soon, in between I only used android devices, but the incubator is not optimized for that ;-)


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

I’d be glad if i were chosen as a contributor, so why not? :) yeah i get you ver well!


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

Wow, that was fast :D I merely arrived at home, had dinner and you're already wearing a green ring, yay!


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

Omg haha yeah! i have just seen this too! How could this happen? Im so pleased for this! Thanks a lot! :)


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

Maybe Gökçe approved the application already, I wrote her a message earlier. But I did not yet see you added in the Incubator when I looked there ?
Edit: ah, you probably need to check your mails first :)


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

I checked but saw nothing about this. :)


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

I'll keep an eye on this, but for today I have to say goodnight, I need to get up early tomorrow. See you soon!


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

I also need to sleep now as i wake up so early, good night and see you!! :)


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

Hi! How can I say Thank You and Bye from Turkish?


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

Teşekkürler or teşekkür ederim and bye is bay bay or güle güle


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    Can "hoşçakal" also be used for "bye" ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will709432

    Definitely appreciate this, since there seem to be few mods/contributors active in Turkish these days for us humble beginners. :)


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

    Thank you! I’m trying to be here always. :) should you have some questions, just write to me


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

    I need to focus on real life now, see you soon!


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

    Merhaba Taylan, ben türkçem ilerletmek için ingilizceden çeviri yapmaya çalışıyorum. Bunlar on çeviri yaptığım cümleler. Onları doğrulabilir misin? Çok teşekkür ederim bana yardımcı olacağın için (I hope I made it clear I try to use turkish as much as I can but I’m still not that fluent)

    1- I was playing tennis when I fell and broke my leg/ Tennis oynarken düşüp kolumu kırdım.

    2- What did you do at 10 o’clock yesterday?/ Dün saat onde ne yaptın?

    3- If i were rich i would buy a house in the south of France./ Eğer zengin olsaydım güney fransada bir ev alırdım.

    4- What would you do if you won the lottery./ Eğer loteri kazansaydın ne yapardın?

    5- If it’s nice on Saturday I will go out with my friends ./ Cumartesi günü eğer hava güzel olacak ben arkadaşlarımla dışarı çıkacağız.

    6- What were you doing when the incident took place/ Kazayı olunca ne yapıyordun

    7- I got up, washed and had my breakfast/ Uyandım yıkadım ve kahvaltıyı yaptım

    8- What are you doing at the moment/ Şu anda ne yapıyorsun

    9- If he had known the truth he would have spoken to the police/ Eğer gerçeği bilseydi polise konuşacaktı.

    10- When I am 30 I shall leave the UK and go to France./ 30 yaşında olunca UK bırakıp Fransaya gitmem gereğecek. ???


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

    2- Dün saat onda* ne yaptın? 3- Zengin olsam... (zengin olsaydım is if i had been rich) 4- Piyangoyu kazansan ne yapardın? 5- Cumartesi günü hava güzel olursa arkadaşlarımla dışarı çıkacağım. 6- Kaza olduğunda ne yapıyordun? 7- Uyandım, yıkadım, kahvaltı yaptım. But what did you wash? 9- Gerçeği bilseydi polise anlatacaktı/anlatırdı. Anlatmak is tell or explain but speak is used differently in turkish. Konuşmak is have a conversation. 10- 30 yaşımda olunca or 30 yaşıma gelince İngiltere’yi bırakıp Fransa’ya gideceğim. Shall is future and does not have a necessity meaning.


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

    Çok teşekkür ederim it was very helpful


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

    You are welcome! If you have more questions about these sentences or anything, dont hesitate to ask me :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ozanyusuf4

    4-)Eğer piyangoyu kazansaydın ne yapardın? 5-) Cumartesi günü eğer hava güzel olacaksa arkadaşlarımla dışarı çıkacağım. 6-) Kaza oldugunda ne yapıyordun ? 7-)Uyandım yıkandım ve kahvaltımı yaptım 10-)30 yaşında olunca UK `yi bırakıp Fransaya gitmem gerekecek.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kamran2022

    Any englis-turkish native friend who can help me for conversation practice in turkish.

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