"Hangi köpek senin?"

Translation:Which dog is yours?

April 17, 2015


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Why is "Which (one) is yours?" = "Hangisi senin?" (with the -si suffix) but "Which dog is yours?" isn't = "Hangi köpegi senin?" (with the -i suffix on the possessed)

April 17, 2015


no, there is no reason to add possession ending to the köpek word. it's not possessed yet. you can think hangi as an adjective


Thanks for the reply. Then why does "Hangisi senin?" have the -si possessive suffix? It seems to have the same structure as "Hangi köpek senin?"


the ending -si in hangisi is a bit different. this ending is also used to turn some adjectives into pronouns

hangi (which) - hangisi (which one / which of them)
bazı (some) - bazısı (some of them)
birçok (many) - birçoğu (many of them)

it comes from onların hangisi (which of them) but onların is optional because -si already implies that


Hangi-(si)-,the possesive here accounts for the dog(noun),If we remove the suffix we have to add the dog: Hangi köpek senin?(Which dog is yours)

And I figured out what you are trying to do now,at least I am assuming: Köpeğin hangisi senin?(Which one of the dogs is yours?)

Köpek-in- hangisi senin---> -in- suffix is not a possesive,it is the suffix for ''of which'' dogs. Hope it is clear,hit me up if you have any questions!Cheers!


Just 2-3 sentences earlier in this same exercise, a sentence that's virtually identical had something like: Hangisi onun kopegi (excuse the wrong characters). I was confused by the possessive suffixes then, but am confused even more so now. This one (above) seems to make more sense, but I don't know why.


you can say;

"which one is your dog?" = "hangisi senin köpeğin? "

"which dog is yours?"= "hangi köpek senin?"

which both are the same.


Without ''si'' it'd be ''which yours?''. Hangi is an adjective and hangisi is a noun.


From reading the notes and tips at the beginning of this section, it made it sound as if the question word always goes at the end. Is that not the case? Did I just misunderstand?


only if the question word is the verb of the sentence does it go at the end


The tips and notes are a bit confusing because there is only one English example... The question word will go where the answer would be if it were a statement instead of a question. That sounds really confusing, I think, but here are some examples that may help:

  • Bu kim? --> Bu Duo.
  • Kim elma yer? --> Duo elma yer.
  • Duo ne yer? --> Duo elma yer.
  • Duo nereye gider? Duo okula gider.
  • Hangi köpek senin? Bu köpek senin.

This page from TurkishClass is about different types of questions. Section 2- Regular Questions will explain this in more detail:



Türkçe öğrenmek güzel şey böyle devam gençler ;))


why senin comes last


Because its meaning would be different if it came before the word 'köpek'.

Hangi köpek senin: Which dog is yours?

Hangisi senin köpeğin/Senin köpeğin hangisi: Which is your dog?

With a few more examples:

O benim kitabım: That is my book.

O kitap benim: That book is mine.

Bu onların düşüncesi: This is their opininon.

Bu düşünce onların: This opinion is theirs.

Bunlar sizin çantalarınız: These are your bags.

Bu çantalar sizin: These bags are yours.


Great examples. Thanks


The Tips and Notes do absolutely nothing to help in this skill.


Why is "what dog is yours?" a correct sentence, but "what dog is yours?" not? What is the difference?


I believe you have a mistake in your question! Please clarify.


Aren't your sentences same? Or maybe you did it in purpose.


Was this a multiple choice that had two questions worded exactly the same in English but only one was accepted? If so, report it. I don't think either should be accepted as the answer is "Which dog is yours?" (Some people might say "What" instead of "Which", so it might have been allowed possibly. I think that would lead to confusion though.)


Why is "Which one is your dog?" wrong?


"which one is your dog" is already an accepted answer; it is slightly different but they have the same meaning.


That would be 'Hangisi senin köpeğin?'


My query is identical to AndreaBrownRiley's (as yet unanswered.) Tips and Tricks for this lesson tells us that the question word is always at the end but 'hangi' usually seems to be et the beginning of sentences. Is 'hangi' a question word in the same sense as all the 'n' question words are? How should we think this construction?


If i say hangisi senin köpeğin? Does it mean "which one is your dog?"


which dog's yours wasn't excepted?!

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