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
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?
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
I read it after I figured out I was very confused. I understand it now, I guess :-)
I am very sorry if my question sounds silly but you have mentioned to Roy about "tips and notes" .what does that mean and how or where can i find and use it .
Technically, yes, although I feel that it wouldn't be used in most situations! :D
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".)
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.
"Bir kedim bile yok Anlıyor musun? Hadi gülümse." Sezen Aksu - I Love you & your music forever.
Click on topic & two symbols may appear? The one with a light bulb is the tips & notes related to the topic being studied. You may need a desk computer. I'm not sure about mobile phones or laptops. Some topics do not have tips & notes.
They are available on the website version of Duolingo before each lesson :) They are unfortunately not available on the app
"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.
Selcen_Ozturk In spanish i have the tips and notes but in turkish i dont have it ,whats the reason?
Good morning pantea
I call her (miss) because like a child in a classroom I am learning Turkish. She is a deactivated MOD. Please can you tell me which topic you need tips & notes for?
If tips & notes are available for the topic you are learning:
Please click on the correct symbol for information. This will be a "light bulb symbol." Sorry to mislead you: I am referring to tips & notes in English not Spanish. Please contact the Active MOD's for help.
I was thinking this is, I do not have my cat.. kedim is "my cat"... or no??
"Benim bir kedim yoktur." Translation: I do not have a cat.
Benim - mine & kedim - my cat. Yoktur - the -tur suffix further reinforces the fact that you do not have a cat. The (verb) yok is emphasised by the suffix -tur.
"Benim bir kedim yok." - Still correct.
Where can I find Turkish grammar in Duolingo? I am little confused with sufixes also
MedinaDeli1 - Merhaba
Hello & each topic on the "learning tree" may have tips & notes provided? Click on the desired topic & check for the light bulb symbol. If it appears, open it for tips & notes. youTube.com provide some excellent tutorials on Turkish grammar.
Benden selam söyleyin - @Selcen_Ozturk (miss)
Each topic may have tips & notes. Click on desired topic & look for the "light bulb" symbol. Click on to open & reveal the tips & notes.