"I want to buy a table lamp."

Translation:Bir tane masa lambası almak istiyorum.

3 years ago

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AneurinEE
AneurinEEPlus
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 24
  • 24
  • 21
  • 20
  • 20
  • 18
  • 17
  • 14
  • 7
  • 1816

Is tane necessary here? I missed it out and got marked wrong.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

No, it's optional. Feel free to report it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
LucBE
  • 19
  • 18
  • 17
  • 15
  • 14
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1250

Does "Masa lambası almak istiyorum" mean "I want to buy the table lamp", or is it just wrong?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
Selcen_Ozturk
  • 23
  • 11
  • 10
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 2

"I want to buy the table lamp": Masa lambası almak istiyorum.

Masa lambası is a noun compound

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
LucBE
  • 19
  • 18
  • 17
  • 15
  • 14
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1250

Of course! I forgot the accusative. Thanks!

So "Masa lambası almak istiyorum" is just wrong?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
Selcen_Ozturk
  • 23
  • 11
  • 10
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 2

It is not, it means you are talking about "a table lamp" not "the table lamp"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
LucBE
  • 19
  • 18
  • 17
  • 15
  • 14
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1250

LOL. It was marked wrong as an answer to "I want to buy a table lamp." Next time, I'll report it...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Blablache

So "bir tane" is optional, is it the same difference as between "I want to buy A table lamp" and "I want to buy ONE table lamp"? The second one sounds less natural and more specific I think, like you're in the shop and reciting your list.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
AlexinNotTurkey
Mod
  • 25
  • 23
  • 21
  • 18
  • 15
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 13
  • 12
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 470

Both are fine. In fact, including the "bir" here already stresses that you just want to buy "one." "tane" doesn't really change the meaning much.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariana.moh
Mariana.moh
  • 17
  • 14
  • 11
  • 10
  • 4

how do i know i shall put "tane" in the sentence?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
AlexinNotTurkey
Mod
  • 25
  • 23
  • 21
  • 18
  • 15
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 13
  • 12
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 470

It is normally optional. We just included it here for you to gain some exposure. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariana.moh
Mariana.moh
  • 17
  • 14
  • 11
  • 10
  • 4

so....native speakers use it?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

Yup. It's so common that you can even start getting used to the pronunciation: bitaane (bir tane).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariana.moh
Mariana.moh
  • 17
  • 14
  • 11
  • 10
  • 4

that's why i want to know how and when to use it in a sentence :D

2 years ago
Learn Turkish in just 5 minutes a day. For free.