"Hiçbir şeyim yok."

Translation:I have nothing.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/DarcX
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So Turkish, like, say Spanish, requires the whole clause to be negative? I ask because "hiçbir" means "none" -- a negative -- and "yok" is negative.

ie what I'm asking is if the quantifiers are negative, does the verb have to be negative? Could you say "Hiçbir yemeği yiyorum."?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

You're correct. You can't say "hiçbir yemeği yiyorum." It should be 'yemiyorum'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarcX
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Ah, I see. Sounds like we need to learn how to negate verbs! Though from your example I think I can surmise.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zesamsam

So it's got to be a double negative like in French "je n'ai rien" or in street American English like "he don't eat no food" or "i ain't done nothing"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KobesCameron
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Seems that way. And, to be clear on American slang, that's strongly tied to southern dialects and has its roots in slaveholding plantations. It's been spread through the US by the African American diaspora of the last century and a half. If you read the wikipedia article on African-American English or Ebonics you can see how this variation of English started and spread. History and language, I find it fascinating.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Akash_Polyglot

Are u french ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bknckn
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Yes, just as in Spanish

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shahrazad26

I replied "I have nothing at all" because when I hear so many negatives I assume they are there for emphasis. Not accepted, though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ValeriaBab6

Guys you definitely should teach us first to distinguish: any one, sombody, no-one, nobody, any, some etc in Turkish. otherwise each of the sentence i get wrong and get confused

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yomalyn
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No penalties for incorrect answers... Getting them wrong is how we learn :-)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yusufcuk57

I have not anything neden olmadı?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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Ingiliz dilinde iki "have" fiili var.

Birinicisi sahiplik anlatiyor. Bu normal fiil, yani "not" kullandiginizda yardimci fiili "do" kullanmak zorundasin. "I do not have...."

Ikincisi yardimci fiildir. Hem "pasive voice" ile hem de "perfect tenses" ile kullanilir. "have"in boyle kullandiginizda "do" fiilini kullanmak imkansiz :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bassem253593

"Nothing with me" Why it is not accepteble?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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That doesn't make sense in English :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BaselBak

What is the difference between hiç and hiçbir, and when do we use each one?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zromen5
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Would "Ben hiçbir şey var" be the same?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mcav75

Ok, Whitney

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stergi3
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Two negatives cannot do an affirmative. It seems that sentence shows it well. Turkish had influenced other languages, as Modern Greek, there's nothing similar in Ancient Greek! So, δεν έχω τίποτα (two negatives, Modern Greek), ουδέν έχω (one negative, Ancient Greek). I suppose so.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mike_Micastella

Wow. There are similar words in Korean like 아무. Hiçbir(아무) şeyim((내) 것) yok(없다). so (난 가진 것이) 아무 것도 없다.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Muhammadbezreh

Is it like "I am available" or "I do not have anything"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/souadelkadi
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Two neg. Means affir.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hvizdal

"i don't have nothing" should be correct as well

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ValeriaBab6

not in English.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tracymirko
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In english, you cannot have a double negative. I have nothing, or I don't have anything.

1 month ago
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