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"I saw her while walking around."

Translation:Dolaşırken onu gördüm.

3 years ago

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So does the -ken suffix ignore vowel harmony?

3 years ago

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Yes

3 years ago

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"Ben onu dolaşırken gördüm" kabul edilmedi. Neden acaba?

2 years ago

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You have to put onu after dolaşırken if you want to mean that you saw her, him, or it. I don't think that "onu dolaşmak" makes sense. Does it? I think "ben onu dolaşırken gördüm" might mean "While I was walking around him/him/it, I saw". Anyway, even if it did, that isn't the right translation of the sentence.

2 years ago

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Thanks!

2 years ago

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Dolaşırken ben onu gördüm
why is the use of ben wrong.

3 years ago

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It should be "Ben dolaşırken onu gördüm." The subjects for 'dolaşmak' and 'görmek' are the same, so "ben" is listed at the beginning of the sentence. Otherwise, it leaves the subject of "dolaşırken" to be really vague and confusing. :)

3 years ago

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ok thats understandable but the duo translation didn't use ben as another choice of translation at all

3 years ago

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It does if you put it at the beginning of the sentence :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sevdigim.dil.TUR
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2 years ago

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"o" needs the accusative suffix (-nu in this case). It's the direct object of the sentence. Every time you use a pronoun as the accusative part of the sentence, it needs the accusative suffix.

2 years ago

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The word order in this example confused me. How do you know to put dolasirken first?

2 years ago