Whats the difference between yer and yerim?
O yer -> he eats. Ben yerim -> I eat.
I'm not sure but I think that's the difference
Yer = He/She/It eats (This can also be used when the sentence has an animal for example, cat. It can also be used for the woman or the man.)
Yerim = I Eat
Why didn't tavuk become tavuğu ?
Because it is not "the" chicken, just chicken in general.
What is the difference between "Ben tavuk eti yerim" and "Ben tavuk yerim"?
"Et" means "meat". So "Ben tavuk eti yerim" is "I eat chicken's meat", and "Ben tavuk yerim" means "I eat chicken"
"Eti" means more so like "red meat"
Kırmızı et yerim. I eat red meat.
Your original answer is very good & I hope you are still learning Turkish & vegetarian?
No. Chicken meat means "tavuk"
For the duolingo
why is it incorrect to use -yor in this sentence?
Because -Yor is for he/she/it, but not for "I"
I meant yiYORum, not yerim.
That is the continuous version. I am eatING.
Is there a rule to use "Ben"? "Ben tavuk yerim" and "tavuk yarim" both mean the same "i eat chicken"
Why not "Ben tavuğu yerim"? Can someone kindly explain?
That would be "I eat THE chicken."
In Turkish, you only use the accusative ending when the direct object is definite.
Ben Tavuğu yerim = I eat THE chicken
Ben tavuk yerim = I eat Chicken
In ben Tavuk yerim you can also remove the "Ben" because yerim is there so if you say it to someone, they will know who you are referring to.
"I eat chicken."
Translation: Ben tavuk yerim.
Correct other Turkish answer accepted by Duo without using the personal pronoun, "ben."