"Hayvanat bahçesinde hayvanlar var."

Translation:There are animals in the zoo.

April 11, 2015



I would like to know why it's not 'bahçede'. Merci...

January 30, 2016


The words "hayvanat bahçesi" form a noun compound. In Turkish, the most common form of noun compound is the '-sI compound' which consists of two nouns, the first of which has no suffix, and the second of which is marked with the "-sI" suffix. Another example in this lesson is "Sultan Ahmet camisi."

November 18, 2017


But then what is the function of the "n" in between 'bahçesi' and 'de'?

August 25, 2018


whenever a noun has a suffix that ends with vowel (Bahçe + si) the "n" buffer is added before "de" or "dan" nevertheless they didn't begin with a vowel themselves. bankadan = from the bank, bankasından = from his bank. bankalardan = from the banks, bankalarından = from their banks.

August 25, 2018


"Hayvanat bahçesi" means zoo.

September 16, 2017


Is the n interposed whenever the word ends in a vowel?

April 11, 2015


The -n is a buffer consonant that is added to words ending in the 3rd person possessive suffix before adding any cases (except for the instrumental!!!)

September 17, 2015


Would "there are animals at the zoo" be accepted as well?

November 22, 2018


What means "hayvanat bahçesibde hayvanlar var"?

November 14, 2016


I'd also like to know why the 'n' is there.

September 17, 2015

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    why is it hayvanat bahcesi and not hayvanlar bahcesi ? since it's the plural of hayvan

    April 4, 2016


    This is just the way to say zoo (hayvanat is the word of "animals" in Arabic and this was borrowed over into Ottoman Turkish. Modern Turkish inherited this without inheriting the grammar behind "hayvanat.").

    April 4, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      yeah i know I'm Arabic , i just thought there is a grammar rule behind it . thanks a lot :)

      April 4, 2016


      Sounds like there used to be, but it would have been a rule of Osmanlıca.

      April 4, 2016


      Like Goule-Lurcy, İ wonder why it Is not bahçede ? Thank you.

      March 3, 2016


      A "zoo" is "Hayvanat Bahçesi" You add -de onto this and while doing that, you must add a buffer -n :)

      March 6, 2016


      Thank you Alex. I should have realised that. It's ever so logic. Kind regards

      March 7, 2016


      Why is ''they have animals at the zoo'' wrong?

      June 16, 2017


      Is it wrong or not?

      October 28, 2017


      It's wrong because the sentence is 'there are' not 'they have' . There is no 'they' mentioned in the sentence.

      March 1, 2019


      would "The zoo has animals" apply? or is the use of "in the zoo" required because it has to do with location?

      September 26, 2018


      It doesn't reveiw on the things that i do not know.It thinks i already know the word

      November 17, 2018
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