"Bu adam öğretmen değil."

Translation:This man is not a teacher.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sikeryali
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Turkish is more like Urdu is using 'subject', 'verb, 'object. In Urdu we will say "Ye admi teacher nahi ha" Ye admi = Bu adam; Teacher = öğretmen; Nahi ha = değil

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChiBegam

Yeah, actually in this part of the world we see 'subject', 'verb', 'object', more than the other way. It's not something odd here,

"Bu adam öğretmen değil." (Turkish)

"Ye admi teacher nahi ha." (Urdu)

"Een mard amoozegar nist." (Persian)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/belma332

Should I say this man is NO teacher, or ISN'T teacher?? O.o

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

If you say "isn't", you need to say "a teacher". Apart from that, either one is fine.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/belma332

thx :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamBeresford

I translated 'this isn't the man's teacher' but it said it was wrong why?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

That would read in Turkish: Bu, adamın öğretmeni değil.

(the man's teacher = adamın öğretmeni)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamBeresford

Ok thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goncalocarito

öğrenmek and öğretmek (learn and teach) - this is so similar I'm just wondering if there are any relations in these words genesis. Anyone have a clue?

3 years ago

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They are indeed. The "-n" in öğrenmek give a sort of passive/experiencer meaning whereas the "-t" in "öğretmek" is a causative suffix. The root of this verb "öğre" no longer exists (or may have never existed...that I am not sure of) :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mustafaabcsamet

neden this guy is not a teacher cümlesini kabul etmiyor

1 year ago

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This man is a teacher..... Not!

3 weeks ago
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