"Merhaba,benSelcen.Sen?"

Translation:Hello, I am Selcen. You?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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Hmm... Why would they choose that name? :p

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
Selcen_Ozturk
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:D We have such sentences for all contributors, not just me

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PiryatJos
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Oh no. I've been reading your name wrong in my head for MONTHS. At least now I know.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/votears
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Looks like it has sth to do with seljuk

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
Selcen_Ozturk
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it doesn't

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FaizalZahid
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Merhaba, Selcen! What is the meaning of your name?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungewitig_Wiht

Ikr I've been reading it as selken, and it's "saljeh" according to the amazing TTS. (Is the last syllable supposed to sound like "un" in French?)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Spirus123
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It's just SeljeN,with "unlocked" second E,which results like Seljæn ir even Sældjæn. Simple Seldjen would work too.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore
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Merhaba! The way it is going, the sentences in your course will become as popular as "ik ben een appel' :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk
Dovyuruk
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Or, "De uil spreekt nederlands"

3 years ago

[deactivated user]

    Nee, ik ben een banaan!

    5 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/m.tastic
    m.tastic
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    This is why I'm taking Turkish. You made it so detailed and personal!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sahra21506

    Merhaba ben sizi takip eden Sahra lütfen soruma cevap verin türkçe konuşuyorsunuz ama bu dile ayarlamışsınız yanlış anlamayın ben sadece denemek istedim ve ben küçük bir çocuğum :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sahra21506

    Bir de size yazdım bunu

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Neco_Coneco
    Neco_Coneco
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    I thought Selcen was pronounced like SelCHEN. :/

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/multilingt

    In Turkish, "c" carries a phonetic "j" sound.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/multilingt

    the ç = ch. The c = j. The ç has nothing to do with c.
    çocuk = chojoo

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/yasemin.ca2

    Like chojuk, not chojoo

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nuhajony

    Teşekkürler

    2 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nuhajony

    Teşekkürler

    2 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mooncats

    What about the word 'çocuk'? Is the first sound pure [ch] and the second - [chj]?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ilmolleggi
    ilmolleggi
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    I think it's [cho-jook].

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Delia868743

    Yes it,s right. C is spelled [chj] but sometimes [g]

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SilverWattle

    There are a bunch of different names. I haven't seen that in the other languages. Are the names from the other contributors?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JosephT.Madawela
    JosephT.Madawela
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    A lovely name

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nima66321

    Sexy

    1 week ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/miacomet
    miacomet
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    Merhaba Selcen! Memnun oldum! :)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sahra21506

    Did you mean to tranlate to Selcen or Turks?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/QuentinTheFawn
    QuentinTheFawn
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    Imagine a person named Sen..

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
    AlexinNotTurkey
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    I had a friend name "Ben" in Turkey that messed everyone up...

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/-HystErica-
    -HystErica-
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    "Ben 'Ben'. Sen?" =D

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/multilingt

    Is sit more common among antic speakers to say "sen" or "ya sen"? I understand "ya sen" means, "and you?"

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/krasnayavishnya

    they're both common, actually

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/miila83
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    can we say: ve sen?

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RubenLenae

    I like the usefulness of this course. The sentences seem a lot more useful compared to the sentences of the Spanish course.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah-Cheung
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    Merhaba, Selcen. Ben Sarah. :P

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sahra21506

    Sarah is not your fault

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sahra21506

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ilmolleggi
    ilmolleggi
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    Is it me or all given names until now are female names? XD

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
    Selcen_Ozturk
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    all Turkish course contributors were female, sorry :)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ilmolleggi
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    No, I don't mind. I just found that funny XD Great work btw :)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/juliemegson

    If Ben is I am, why is it wrong to say Sen is you are?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/multilingt

    Ben is literally "I" so when I say Ben Tom, this literally translates to "I Tom". Sen is literally you so "Sen Julie" literally translates to "You Julie". I like to think of it from the context of Turkish being an original language. The translations have been modernized of course but...

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnUnicorn
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    I've found that a few (non-Romance/Germanic) languages drop the "to be" for short declarative sentences. The logic is that, if you're listing two nouns, or a noun and an adjective, you're obviously equating them, so why bother throwing a verb you'd have to conjugate in there? It even kind-of works for us; it's not proper English, but any English speaker would still understand "Me Tarzan. You Jane. Food good. Fire bad." perfectly fine.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/theUg
    theUg
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    Same in Russian. To use "to be" explicitly it could be archaic, with an added emphasis (Я есмь (archaic form of есть) царь! = I am the king!). The m-dash can be used in similar function (Я — царь).

    Also, "to be" can be used to jokingly demonstrate the foreigners speaking broken Russian as they try direct translations of their languages (western Europeans).

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/oliver.gil
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    Reminds a little of the old tarzan movie. I tarzan you jane. Not to make fun of it btw. This really helped me to get the logic behind that actually simple sentence structure. But i just started with the course and the structure is totalky different to all other languages i speak/know.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheRealRial
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    Shouldn't it be "Sen mi?"?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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    No. "Sen mi?" would be "is it you?"

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheRealRial
    TheRealRial
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    I see. Thanks.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nicosia
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    I did this sentence before, and I have insert, just to try. The word "you" this time is sen, but further on is Siz. What is the difference between: "Sen" and "Siz"?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnUnicorn
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    I like to think of it as :

    B-: First person

    S-: Second person

    -en: Singular

    -iz: Plural

    Biz? First person + plural, so "we." Sen? Second person + singular, so "you/thou"/ (as opposed to "you all/y'all/yous"). I know that doesn't account for 'plural you as polite you', but that seems to be pretty common in most non-English languages, so you could assume that and be correct here.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Michael824586

    Thay is so helpful!!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Winter_Maiden

    Sen is singular/informal, siz plural/formal.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nicosia
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    got it

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KhairulAiz2

    They pronounced 'sen' as sren or i have hearing problem?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hayalci
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    Yeah there is a very short extra 'r' sound there. Which shouldn't be there.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MertYldz4

    Ben sonuna your name yazdım kabul etmedi you are olcakmıç garip

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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    senin adın ne diye sorunmadı :)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/seastar4

    What is the meaning of Selcen ?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Spirus123
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    It's the absolute beauty and wisdom in Turkish/Turkey #))

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Andries94

    A question: shouldn't it be "Merhaba, ben Selcen'IM."?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Spirus123
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    Selcen is a name

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Andries94

    I thought you had to put it also with names! Well, good to know then ;)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/noorsami5

    all tutkish course contibutors were famale sorry

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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    What am I, chopped liver? :)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Aarij360

    why does she pronounce it as slen? I've also heard many pronunciations where su is pronounced as slu.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nehir967562

    Hello my turkhis

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Delia868743

    I wrote Selcen and i got wrong

    10 months ago

    [deactivated user]

      Merhaba, Selcen! Ben Amna.

      5 months ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/DzekemLowr

      My answer is correct but it keeps rejecting

      3 months ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Farzan_Fathi

      Strange!!

      3 months ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Karen208942

      I was not done. Was trying to add the "You?" part and must have hit enter or check instead of space, so it was annoying to get the "incorrect" message! Oh well...plenty of times I am incorrect anyway...

      1 month ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/WesamAloka

      Salça sandım ben ya

      1 month ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/elina980193

      What is the different between sen & siz? :")

      1 week ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/e4Xy1

      Maybe Seljen?

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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      Nope, it is definitely "Selcen." :) "Seljen" would have an entirely different pronunciation in Turkish.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/john625937

      is selcen a word or a name?

      9 months ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R
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      I have been pronouncing Selcen's name like this: Selk-zen. Wat. o.o

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Amanesse77
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      I've been pronuncing it as Saoo-sayn lol

      3 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Merlynmctr

      Oggy lucu

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMendes

      What

      1 year ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/reemNashed

      ??

      11 months ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/mahsa600598

      Ok

      4 months ago
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