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  5. "O kendini seviyor."

"O kendini seviyor."

Translation:She loves herself.

May 17, 2015



I don't quite get this.

kendi - (according to the tips) himself

kendin- (according to the tips) yourself

kendini ( in this sentence) himself

I suppose this must be buffer (n) + accusative (i)

In that case what would 'You love yourself' be? Shouldn't it be Sen kendini seviyorsun. ?


Kendi means 'self'. But third person singular doesn't get a suffix so it is in the same for with 'self'(But it can also be 'kendisi').

Kendini can mean both yourself and him/her/itself (in accusative case).

kendi(self)-n(second person singular)-i(accusative)

kendi(self)- Ø(third person singular)-n(buffer letter)-i(accusative)

And yes it would be '(Sen) kendini seviyorsun.'


but isn't the buffer letter for accusative case -y- instead of -n-? Is -n- an archaic form?


Kendi and kendisi are the same

As are kendini and kendisini


Am I right in thinking that we use the "-ni" suffix here because "kendi" is already a suffixed word, and the "-ni" is needed to make it a direct object?


Probably. "Kend" doesn't exist though. Maybe it did a few centuries ago, and it really was "kend + i", but the etymology is obscure.


I think (kendisini) will be more accurate


It is accepted but both are right (and kendini sounds better to me)


why didn't we say: kendisi seviyor?


The -(n)i is reqired because it is a definite object. It could probably be kendisini as well, to avoid confusion with kendisin/yourself


as far as I know -s is the genitive buffer while -n is the accusative buffer,

himself is the direct object of his action= to love


Both "kendi" and "kendisi" mean "himself / herself / itself" (as explained in tips and notes). Then we make it accusative: "kendini" or "kendisini," because it is a direct object. The sentence in this task uses the shorter variant: "kendini."


But in the accusative lesson we were taught that y is the accusative buffer. I don't get why it's not kendiyi.


As I understood from other lessons here the buffer "n" for accusative is used always if there is a poss. ending in the word. Otherwise it is "y" for accusative.


'HE loves herself' was wrong .. ' SHE loves herself' was right :-))


He loves herself does not make sense. It is He loves himself.

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