I thought spring was "bahar" without the "ilk."
Yes,they are interchangable.
turks have ilkbahar which means first and sonbahar is fall.sonbahar is the second bahar or last bahar.
Son+bahar, is son here means second or last?
Son is "last" or "end". Compare "hafta sonu" (week-end).
Why is it: Ocak bir ayDIR, and why not: Ilkbahar çok güzelDIR?
When with "to be" are you using nothing and when - dir etc? Is it optional?
Yes it is optional. Generally we use it in general statements.
ps. The correct sentence would be "İlkbahar çok güzeldir." (not -dır) due to vowel harmony.
Thank you so much!
You are welcome.
What's the pronunciation of "güzel"? Guzel or guzal?
could "ne" also work instead of "çok"?
Doesn't "ne" mean "how"...therefore it would mean "How nice is spring?"
Yes, it would. However it is more like 'How nice spring is!
It's correct but it's not literally the translation of the English sentence.
Duo did not accept it .... although it means (so, too.....)
In this sentence, it also works.
Why does it tell me I have a typo when I put "İlkbahar çok güzel"?