"Benim bir kedim yoktur."

Translation:I do not have a cat.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JavonJones
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could you also say" benim bir kedim yok?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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yes, and more commonly

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RoyDeSmet
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then what does 'yoktur' add here?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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it makes it sound like you make an official statement. you would also see such an expression in Turkish, so we try to teach it too

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RoyDeSmet
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What puzzles me, is that you have the recurring suffixes '-im', and then suddenly '-tur'. Does '-tur- in itself have meaning, and if yes, what?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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oh, this means you haven't read the tips and notes :) -im suffix is for 1st person singular, -tur maybe used for 3rd person but it is optional.

We have detailed tips and notes for almost every skill, please read them as Turkish grammar is very different than English grammar

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RoyDeSmet
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I read it after I figured out I was very confused. I understand it now, I guess :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

Could this not be "My cat does not exist"? :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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Technically, yes, although I feel that it wouldn't be used in most situations! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

Yeah I know :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zieLiz
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I opted for translating this to "my cat doesn't exist", since I noted that it said "yoktur" (3rd person) and figured it had to refer to the cat. This was marked wrong, so I wonder if this is a special case or if there's a general rule that I missed.

(As a parenthesis, I think it makes total sense to say that your cat doesn't exist. Maybe you had had a dream where you owned a cat? Perhaps this is some sort of more advanced Schrödinger's cat scenario? Definitely makes at least as much sense as "I am a young owl".)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nigelloves1

My cat died. It did exist, but not now.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrHilmiNevzat

I'm very sorry.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrHilmiNevzat

"Bir kedim bile yok Anlıyor musun? Hadi gülümse." Sezen Aksu - I Love you & your music forever.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maxy0909

Please, where can I find these tips and notes?!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrederickEason
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They can be found at the beginning of each lesson on the website. If you're using the mobile app, they unfortunately do not show up.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fayez993112

where is the tips and notes located , how can i get it .

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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They are available on the website version of Duolingo before each lesson :) They are unfortunately not available on the app

3 years ago

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Then how would one say, "I do not have my cat?"

1 year ago

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Kedim bende değil

1 year ago

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Teşekkürler Alex.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jade651884
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How would I say "That's not my cat?"

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrHilmiNevzat

"O benim kedim değil." That is not my cat, veya (or) That's not my cat. If you are answering this question in English, Duo does not recognise contracted English words (yet) That is, is OK "That's" may be perceived as a wrong answer.

2 weeks ago
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