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

Translation:Benim annem Kürt, babam Türk.

March 30, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thundermaggie

Interesting! Have you noticed any other similarities between Turkish and the Slavic languages?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntonSherstiuk

Could you give an example of this -se/-sa please? I got the following sentence: "Benim annem Kürt, babam Türk", so it's not there.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TharwatAk

can you explain why "annem kürt babam türk" is wrong and why i should put "sa" to "babam"? thanks in advance


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Selcen_Ozturk

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErenCanIpin

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andernader

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

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