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"My mother is Kurdish, my father is Turkish."

Translation:Benim annem Kürt, babam Türk.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TharwatAk
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can you explain why "annem kürt babam türk" is wrong and why i should put "sa" to "babam"? thanks in advance

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiliumAgri

Though it literally comes from the conditional which normally translates as "if," the -sa ending in this context translates well as a contrastive "as for"/"while"/"on the other hand."

"My mother is a Kurd, while my dad on the other hand is a Turk." It's a nice bit of flavor for a contrastive sentence but it's not strictly necessary for a neutral sentence.

3 years ago

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it is not wrong, we forgot to add it. "-sa" is optional, we usually use it when we talk about 2 things like this one.

3 years ago

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TharwatAk
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thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

For those who know at least a bit of any Slavic language, the -se/-sa is sort of like the Slavic conjunction "a" used for contrasting.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StankaVitlov

Sorry no idea what you are referring to by -se/-sa. I am a native Croatian speaker. The conjunction you are probably referring to is: dok (whereas) in Croatian. Where is se/sa in this Turkish sentence? This would be : Moja majka je Kurd dok je moj otac Turak

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

As far as I know, in Serbian you can say: "Moja majka je kurdkinja A moj otac je turçin."

Can't you say the same in Croatian?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErenCanIpin

"benim annem kürt, benim babam türk" yazdım. ikinci "benim" den dolayı yanlış buldu.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andernader

why we can't use "li" like : benim annem kurtlu ?

1 year ago