"The ducks eat the apples."

Translation:Ördekler elmaları yer.

April 17, 2015



If it is "the ducks" shouldn't it be in accusative and be "ördekleri"? Is there a difference between "ducks eat" and "the ducks eat"?

May 2, 2015


No, Turkish does NOT distinguish between "ducks" and "the ducks" WHEN it is the SUBJECT. However it does distinguish when it is instead the OBJECT. Example: 'I eat ducks.'= 'Ben ördek yerim.' (when indirect, the object does not take the plural suffix) 'I eat the ducks.'= 'Ben ördekleri yerim.'

May 5, 2015


Why we do not use here the rule use singular nouns for general actions ? Ördekler elmayı yer. - why not?

September 27, 2016


This only stands true for general direct objects. "the apples" is a specific set of apples.

September 27, 2016


In the food lesson there was a note says: "Keep in mind that O portakallar yer is simpily wrong in Turkish". So why did we say Elmalar instead of Elma?

September 14, 2016


here there is both the plural suffix and the accusative case 'elmaları"

If you have a plural specific object, you would use the plural suffix along with the accusative case

September 27, 2016


I see, thanks for the clarifying.

September 28, 2016


Were do I find tips and notes explaining the grammer? Am I missing something?

July 23, 2019


On the homepage for Turkish, when you click on each lesson, there is a lightbulb symbol. That should take you to each sections "tips and notes". But not each lesson has them.

August 15, 2019


Tarek, you need to read the whole thread for a detailed and and thorough explanation to your question

October 12, 2019
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