"Biz makarna ve pasta yeriz."

Translation:We eat pasta and cake.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/hellerm
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This sentence was meant to confuse right?

makarna = pasta

pasta = cake

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyNurington

It wasn't to confuse but to clarify. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jasminedesi16
Jasminedesi16
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Does Pasta mean cake and Makarna mean pasta?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyNurington

Yes, that's right.

For example, "doğumgünü pastası-birthday cake" and "bir tabak makarna-a plate of pasta"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jasminedesi16
Jasminedesi16
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Thank you :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyNurington

You are welcome. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mathcore
mathcore
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i've already seen 'kek' show up as an alternative (and near cognate) for cake, but is there one for pasta, too?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyNurington

There are two different words for cake in Turkish.

A frosted cake (like a birthday cake) is called "pasta". A plain sponge cake without frosting/icing is called "kek".

Makarna is the only word for "pasta".

I hope I understood which pasta you're asking about and answered it correctly. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MustafaBozkurt4

Biz makarnayı ve pastayı yeriz where is the suffix of accusative?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
AlexinNotTurkey
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That accusative case is only used for specific direct objects. "I eat the pasta and the cake" :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Starbuck947
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Why "We eat pasta and cake" and not "We are eating pasta and cake"? What is the difference?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
AlexinNotTurkey
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Turkish also has a present continuous tense just like English :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maNyetikvelet

This is awesome sentence

2 months ago
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