"Kadın portakalı yer."
Translation:The woman eats the orange.
i follows if the final vowel sound before it was i or e/ ı follows if the final vowel sound was ı or a. ü follows ü or ö, and u follows u or o.
It is like this for Turkey's "Vowel Harmony" which is very convenient and easy to get used to because this makes speaking quickly more convenient.
Why can "The" be used if we are using "kadın"? Is it because we are using "ı" and not "i"?
When you use the -ı, it means you are talking about a specific orange. This suffix can take other forms depending on the vowels in the word and if the word ends in a vowel or not. Also, subjects can never get this suffix!
So I've seen so far objects ending with consonant, and I understand what you've said. But can you give an example when object (word) ends with a vowel! Teşekkürler
I hear the "ı" at the end of portakalı as "e" , but I learned that its pronunciation is like "uh", so what ?
I think the pronunciation of the fast audio for this one is a bit messed up
The woman is the subject, the orange is the object and eats is the verb-doing word.
Absolutely :) That would be "Kadın portakalları yer.: :)
"woman" is a countable noun in English and always requires an article when used in the singular. :)
Why do we have to use "the" for the accusative? I tried "I drink oil" and Duo said that it had to be "I drink THE oil."
Even at slow speeds, the i in portakali is barely noticeable because the next word is yer. This needs to be made more clear.