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"Bira ve domates"

Translation:Beer and tomato

April 9, 2015



Why isn't "tomatoes" an acceptable translation for "domates" in this case? Wouldn't that be a correct translation of the word in, for example, "Sen domates yersin"?

April 11, 2015


that's completely different. In that case we use the singular form, although English uses plural, just because you cannot often use an indefinite plural object in a sentence. This does not mean that "domates" is both plural and singular. Similarly, we say "five tomato (beş domates)", while you say "five tomatoes"; this doesn't again mean tomatoes=domates. It is context dependent.

Here, "bira ve domatesler" is totally valid in Turkish so it makes no sense to translate "Bira ve domates" as "beer and tomatoes"

April 11, 2015


Got it! Teşekkürler :)

April 12, 2015


But what if I eat just one tomato? Is it still domates?

August 31, 2018


i agree

November 17, 2015


What's with all that beer and wine, lol?

June 1, 2017


I think the issue is that "Beer and Tomato" doesn't make sense as a sentence. The english would need something to quantify the number of tomatoes.

September 1, 2018


You cannot say "and tomato"! You can say "and one tomato" or "and the tomato" or "and tomatoes" or "and tomato soup", but not "and tomato"!

May 13, 2019


Attention, the final -s in domates does not indicate it's plural, I have a feeling this may be a false friend for some English speakers. .

July 6, 2019


This combination of words does NOT make any sense and does NOT help one to remember! How about puting words together ina sentence that makes sense? Thank you!!!

April 19, 2019


The audio, at least on slow, sounds very like bizha rather than bira. Is this a technical glitch, or is it a peculiarity of Turkish pronunciation?

November 27, 2015


I hear no such thing :) It sounds like a slightly funky /r/ but it is definitely an /r/ sound. :)

November 27, 2015


Thanks - but odd. It must be a peculiarity of my set-up then. It's OK on normal speed.

November 27, 2015


It is Turkish pronunciation, my Tutkish friend says so.

May 13, 2019


If you tap on "domates" in this exercise, the translation provided shows both "tomato" and "tomatoes". So how can it be argued that the plural is incorrect?

May 8, 2019


I am a Muslim and beer and wine is not allowed in my religion

August 24, 2019


Who even likes beer? Unless you do like it. I wonder if it tastes gross does it well I don't know all I know is it's odd and I don't really like it I really don't like it at all it's a weird and I don't know what it is but beer it's so gross like the grossest thing in the world to me. Who else can stand it well my sister's boyfriend did it

January 23, 2019


دسته او منداس

August 29, 2019



September 5, 2019


That's ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ wrong. It should be: Beer and tomatoes, cuz "domates" is plural maan...!!!

December 3, 2018
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