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"This bread"

Translation:Bu ekmek

March 23, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brjaga
  • 2794

Is there a difference between "this bread" and "this is bread"?


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

If you are talking about in Turkish, no. They are the same. :)


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

Of course yes, "this bread" then you mean like "i want this bread" or "this bread is hot" but "this is bread" then you are saying that this thing is bread. You can't say "i want this is bread" can you? This is the difference. İ hope this was helpful (:


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brjaga
  • 2794

What I meant was whether the Turkish translation for "this bread" (a noun phrase) is the same as for "this is bread" (a sentence).


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    This is a bread = Bu ekmektir. But you can also say bu ekmek. You dont have to use -dir at the end of the sentences. -dir is used when the verb of the sentence is a noun.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RamazanDal10

    YES... ''this bread''= ''bu ekmek'' adjective phrase ''this is a bread''=''bu ekmektir'' =''bu ekmek(tir)''=bu ekmek is a sentence...............

    ekmektir is predicate in the sentence


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zaynab734613

    What's the difference between Bu and Su?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brjaga
    • 2794

    Bu is "this", usually referring to something nearby, while şu means "that", usually referring to something farther away. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deixis for more information


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

    How is this not şu ekmek, have I learned the wrong turkish during my life?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brjaga
    • 2794

    I'm not a native speaker, but I think that would be "that bread", not "this bread"

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