I'm wondering this as well. It's said that "-DIr" is used if stating a fact, to remove ambiguity and for emphasis. My guess is it's either for emphasis or as a funny way of saying he is handsome and there's no other opinion on the matter. ;)
I think the adjective is "yakışıklı" so the ending is just "-dır". And you can only use this for men, right?
no. you can use 'dır' for humans only. It is optional. If you use the desktop version of Duolingo, there is a grammar lesson that explains when you can use it. If you wanted to refer to things or animals, you cannot use the "dır" ending. It's for emphasis really.
But I thought in a sentence such as 'Köpek hayvandır' we should use dır because it is a fact that a dog is an animal? I'm confused now
I understood it as used when talking about something non-specific such as men are handsome, not as a specific person. Or does it mean men with that name and not a specific person?
i think duo just wanted to show that this is also an option to make a nominal sentence
Dir is used in the written form but not in the spoken. In texts books it may say it is grammatically correct but it is old style turkish in reality noone actually uses it so i wouldnt worry about it.
'-dir' is used in spoken Turkish too. Maybe to a lesser degree but it is used.
In the Tips and Note: He's happy is O mutlu not O mutludır. I don't get it why he's handsome is yakışıklıdır not yakışıklı. Can someone please explain?
This sentence is kind of a joke. -DIr is used most commonly for encyclopedic fact or strong assumptions. It can also be used to try to sway peoples opinions.
If you ask me, Tarkan is objectively very handsome :)
Well...as we have studied recently.. Tarkan biraz eski , I'm afraid),to remain being handsome. I've been to Istanbul many times in 90-ies and remember that Şikidim)) But anyway it's a free choice)
in iran people love Tarkaaaan...especially YOllA...I dance with his songs مرسی
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-dir is used here to imply some kind of certainity. The speaker may use emphasis if (s)he believes that it is a fact.(in his/her mind surely)
What if we don't use the -dır suffix in this sentence, does it make it uncertain?
It just makes it a neutral sentence. If you wanted to make it uncertain, you would have to use the suffix -ymış
Tarkan yakisiklidir why we put dir at the end .is it wrong to say tarkan yakişikli?thanks
Some comments say that he is a singer. Is he the one sings "Yolla" (which I thought it was "Yalla Yalla")? So.. what's Yolla?
Tarkan - Yolla
Yolla, yolla kaderim yolla. Acıları bana yolla. Ne de olsa? Dert babasıyım ya ben.
Yolla - Send.
Kader - Destiny, fate + "-im" (possessive) suffix for "my destiny, fate."
Kaderim - My destiny, fate.
Acı - Pain + "-lar" (plural) suffix - pains + "-ı" (accusative) - "the pains."
Dert - (noun) - Trouble, worries & problems.
Babasıyım - "I am the father of."
Baba - father + (s) + "-ı" (accusative) - "the father" + (y) + "-ım" (possessive) suffix for "I am."
Ne de olsa? - Whatever it is?
How are you?
It is "yakışıklı." Adjectives don't get any suffix added to them for the 3rd person.
As I believe explained here, the form with -dir expresses a known fact. It's almost a joke I suppose, but have a look at photos of Tarkan and you can well imagine that he is one of Turkey's most adored stars - he's so incredibly handsome and everyone knows it !