"Little girls eat apples."
Translation:Küçük kızlar elma yerler.
elmalar is the plural for apples.. my answer should be ok..
kızlar elmalar yer
It is not ok in Turkish. This is covered in the Tips and Notes, so check them out if you have the time!
General direct objects (those without "the") never take the plural suffix, unlike English. In English you say "I eat apples," but in Turkish you say "I apple eat." It is just the way the language works :)
Elma yer=Bir elma yer. If you say "bir elma yer" though, it will always be singular. "elma yer" can be singular or plural. :)
There is! It just can be used here. "Apples are good" -- "Elmalar iyi"
Why I can't say "Kucuk kizlar ELMALARI yer"? What is the difference between using "elmalar yer" and "elmalari yer"?
Elma means 'an apple' as well as 'apples'. In conversation generally just elma is used except only when apples are compared with other plural commodity. The word Elmaı means ´The Apple(s)´. Elma means ´Apple(s)´. Hope it is helpful.
I don't understand why in some cases the plural form of the verb is sometimes used with plural subjects, whereas in others the singular form appears to suffice. Could anyone clarify this?
As long as there is a subject with the plural suffix, it is optional (and is prescriptively dropped with animals...many people do not obey this rule though). If there is no subject stated, but you still want the meaning of "they," you must use it :)