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"O su içer."

Translation:He drinks water.

March 23, 2015



Is there a way in sentences to know if the pronoun refers to a man or a woman


Nope, it's completely gender-neutral.


Then why did it give "He" as the correct answer? It seemed gender neutral to me so I used the English "they" and it was wrong.


"He" is one of the correct answers, but "she" and "it" should both be accepted as well for a sentence like this.

It is true that "they" is emerging in English as a gender-neutral alternative for 3rd person, but it still grammatically means plural, and would only be accepted for "onlar."


no, there is no way to understand. we all say "o" to he she it


I'm confused about the word order here, does it have to have a certain order. Will it still make sense another way round?


In case anyone's interested


It makes me wonder if the two remaining combinations also exist: OSV and OVS. "Him she loves" and "Him loves she".


As the default, OSV looks to only show up in languages in the Amazon basin, but you do see it show up in the future tense or marked sentences in some languages for emphasis: "It's that dog that I choose."

OVS apparently only shows up in a smattering of languages, and they all appear to be in the Western Hemisphere.


I just looked it up. There are OSV and OVS but they are very rare compared to the rest.


Turkish is S-O-V, but English is S-V-O. So "I eat bread" becomes "I bread eat"... You need to think like Yoda.


Yoda would say "Bread I eat" O S V


my answer 'he/she drinks water' should be counted as correct as well, IMHO.

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