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"Devlet halkı korumak için vardır."

Translation:The government exists to protect the public.

3 years ago

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Mods: I just came across this sentence in the -miş skill - I'm guessing it shouldn't be there?

3 years ago

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This is in the "-miş" but we don't teach the verb "korumak" until this point. We thought it would be a good idea not only to break the habit of only seeing sentences with the reported past tense, but also to give more practice for the forms of this verb :)

3 years ago

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Can't "the" be omitted in "... to protect the people." Halkı is not definite in this sentence.

2 years ago

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It is in the accusative. The nominative is "halk:

2 years ago

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In English the sentence 'Government exists to protect the public' is also correct, although the reference is to governments generally and not to a specific government. How is this difference expressed in Turkish, or is this translation also correct without the 'the'?

7 months ago

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I think you would need to say 'bu devlet' to be specific.

1 month ago

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I think "government" should be translated as "hükümet" or "the state" should be used for "devlet"

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lucaturilli

I considered that as well.

1 month ago