March 23, 2015



Is this imperative?

Edit: It can be found in the introductory text:


Forming the imperative in Turkish is extremely simple. All you have to do is use the root form of the verb. How can you find the root form? If you look in a dictionary, all verbs will end in either -mak or -mek.

"yemek" is the corresponding infinitive to "ye".


Wow, we're wasting no time with this language course.


So, as I understand, you just TAKE OUT the ending of the verb, which can be either -mak or -mek, and you are left with the root of the verb?

Like in "yemek" you take out the -mek, and you are left with "ye", which is the imperative.


Yemek is the infinitive form. You can think of the -mak, -mek as "to" in English (to eat). Just like in English, when you take out -mak, -mek it becomes imperative. So yes, you are right :)


yes. i am Turkish. Verbs take "-mak -mek". and. you can use "yemek" food (noun) and verb (eat)


Btw, "Yemek (noun)" also means "food".


Yes it is "ye(-mek)" verb, "yemek" noun.


If we're using the iPad app OR the Google Chrome website accessed via an iPad (i.e. The "mobile" version of the website) how do we see those introductory texts? All I can find on the NON-desktop version is just the exercises, without the always-super-helpful precursor explanations/tutorial guides.


If you're on a browser on mobile I suppose you could change the website to the desktop version temporarily.

I wasn't actually aware duo had a mobile site besides the app.


Ive taken to doing new language study on Duolingo using the Puffin web browser, which lets you use flash and access desktop versions of sites. Works well from my iPad and lets me see intro texts and read/reply to comments (like right now, actually).


Where can I find this text using mobile application?


You can't. The tips and notes are only available on the Duolingo website, not (or at least not yet) in any mobile application.

You may even have difficulty finding them if you visit the website from a smartphone; I've heard that the website acts like the app on a small screen, including not showing tips and notes when entering a lesson.

So while the mobile apps can be useful for practising, I think that learning is best on a PC/Mac (desktop or laptop) or at least a tablet, using the website, so that you have access to the grammar explanations.


MNEMONIC for Ye --> Do I want to EAT? YE!!!


That's a really bad mnemonic. Do you want to drink? Ye! Do you want to talk? Ye! Do you want to sing? Ye!


What's the difference between yemak and yemek?


It's about the rule of vowel harmony.

Ye-mek, at-mak (to throw), bul-mak (to find), gül-mek (to laugh).

-mak is used with the verbs having a back vowel (a, ı, o, u) in their last syllable.

-mek is for front vowels (e, i, ö, ü).


Firstly, it's not yemak, yemek is right. And yemek is the infitive form. You can think -mek -mak as, to in English. I did say that it's yemek, not yemak, but don't understand that like -mak is wrong, it depends on the letters, verb and stuff (^○^)


Nice to know that yemek means food as well .:) ..It reminds me of Khaana in Hindi ,it also means food and the verb to eat ...I'm trying to learn Hindi by myself ,and Turkish using duolingo ..Hopefully i'll come across similar words so I can learn easily with some fun too . :)


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الصراحه عندك حق ونطقها مريح


From what your all saying, the structure of Turkish is more like Arabic than any Western language I speak. Viewed that way, it's much easier to understand.


what is the difference between ye and yer? yer means eats/eat. ye means eat as a command. Is it a general rule to remove the last two letters of a verb for it to become a command? Can you please provide more examples?


The general rule is that the command is the bare verb stem, i.e. without the -mek/-mak ending.

For example: yemek "to eat" has ye!; içmek "to drink" has iç!; çalışmak "to work" has çalış!.


Pourquoi je suis nouvelle c'est quoi ye


I like it how the word for food is just yaaay!!!!! Food is a celebration no doubt


Would this language be used in hungary


This is Turkish and it is mostly spoken in Turkey.

Hungarian is the language used in Hungary.


There are communities of Turkish speakers scattered around the Balkans - "relics" from Ottoman times. But to my knowledge none in Hungary (excluding recent immigrants).


So what does yersin mean?


"You eat" (in general, habitually, or similar).

Ye! is the command, "Eat!"

There is also a separate form for "You are eating" (right now) which you will learn later.

And for "I eat, she is eating, they ate" etc. the verb changes again, of course.


What's "Ye!"

It's a command, telling someone to eat. Like "Eat!" in English.

ye! is the command form of yemek "(to) eat".


I'm from Turkey. This translation is false. Actually should be "yemek(verb)"


This translation is false.


How would you command someone to "Eat!" in Turkish, if not Ye! ?


Sen yersin. Ben yerim. O yer. Onlar yer. Biz yeriz. These are the conjugation of the verb to yemek. The word food is used in two senses. One means eat and the other means dish.

"Ye!" when it is said, it means an order.


"Ye-" kelimesi yalın halde bir köktür. "-mek mastar eki" ile ifade edildiğinde fiil olur. {[Ye(mek)]= to eat.} Ayrıca, "-mek yapım eki" olarak kullanıldığında isim olur. {[Ye(mek)]=meal}.


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