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bu/şu/o/bunlar/sunlar - I DONT GET IT1!!

hiii, so i got a lil bit confused with all these.

bunlar = these sunlar = those bu = this şu = that o = he/she/it

the thing is i sometimes get sentences like "Bu baykuşlar çok yaşli" and yes, in english that would be "THESE owls blah blah blah", but bu means this, so i dont get it????

March 1, 2019

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

In Turkish you have to specify the plural only once (except verbs). E.g: Bu hayvanlar uçuyor(lar). -These animals fly. Şu çocuklar oynuyor(lar). -Those kids play. Bunlar kirli. -These are dirty. Onlar gidiyor(lar). -They go. In verbs for plural, you can use both single and plural


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chip284801

I think because owl is already plural you don't have to use bunlar. That seems to be the pattern with third person plurals, for example onlar yer.


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

"bu" when used as attributive, doesn't take endings

"bu" when used as predicative, takes the ending (because there is no noun in that case) - hence bunlar

bu arabalar kirli. bizde arabalar var. bunlar kirli


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

it's like when you say "she doesn't listen" but not "she doesn't listens". when you say "bu baykuslar" you used the plural suffix (lar/ler) on the noun. So there is no need to use plural suffix on "bu" too. hope this helps

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