"Those books"

Translation:Şu kitaplar

3 years ago

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Is "şunlar kitap" grammatically correct and if so, does it mean the same thing as "şu kitaplar"?

3 years ago

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no it doesn't

  • şunlar kitap: those are books
  • şu kitaplar: those books
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Teşekkürler!

3 years ago

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What is the difference between şu kitaplar and şunlar kitaplar

1 year ago

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Hm. Can't "those books" be an accusative in an elliptical English sentence? Wouldn't Şu kitapları be correct as well then?

An example "He reads those books" "What does he read?" "Those books". I suck at grammar but in German it would be an accusative and English being germanic yadda yadda yadda :-)

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in a sentence where it is the object, yes (he reads those books: şu kitapları okur).

On its own as in here, or as the subject, no. Similarly you wouldn't translate "that dog" as "diesen Hund" to German without context, and the Duolingo course here also would only accept "dieser Hund" :)

3 years ago

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That makes sense, thanks!

3 years ago

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I'm confused. Sometimes we use kitap but sometimes we use kitaplar for plural. In past lession we had a sentence: onlar kitap okur- they read books..

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