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"İyi bir politikacı lazım."

Translation:A good politician is needed.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/KristianEd407709
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We need a good politician?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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this doesn't say that "we" need it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RuthJohnston1
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It's very strange English not to say "we need" here, even so.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joefeyzullah
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Exercise sentence is passive so you can't use that alternative.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gerardd88
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In French, there are also similar impersonal expressions (il faut faire quelque chose = it is necessary to do something, for example), and in the French course on Duolingo it is suggested that we use we (must) in this case. I think it's a good solution.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dragan17a

If you wanted to say "we need a good politician", would you say this or would you include the we?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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we would say "bize iyi bir politikacı lazım"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dragan17a

So this sentence would sound as constructed in Turkish as English?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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no, it is a completely fine sentence

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dragan17a

So if you were discussing politics at a dinner table, it wouldn't be unlikely that someone said "İyi bir politikacı lazım"? Because if that is the case, "we need a good politician!" is a fine translation. It might not be a direct translation, but the meaning is the exact same.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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it might be, but it doesn't need to be. You could also be talking about another country, and you can say "iyi bir politikacı lazım!". So "we" don't need it in this case, "they" do.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nightbird24

is it possible to use gerek instead of lazım?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErenKermit

It is possible although lazım will sound better in this case.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joefeyzullah
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Just regional differences

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diobsb
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"It's necessary a good politician" wouldn't fit in here?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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that makes no sense in English

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vvsey
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"A good politician is necessary" or "It's necessary to have a good politician" would be OK in English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hadi949
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what about , one good politician is needed ? :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cvictoria42

I thınk that would be "bir iyi politikacı"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sevdigim.dil.TUR
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gerekmek ve lazım farklılar nedir ? correct me if i am wrong

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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I would say "gerekmek ve lazım farklı mıdır?" :) There is a more omplicated way to ask this as well.

They are pretty much the same. There are a ton of ways to say you "need" something in Turkish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mehmet_KYMN

Gerek, gerekiyor and lazım are interchangable for most cases.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dazrehs

There is a need for a good politician. This version makes sense but is not accepted

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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That is not what this means. That would be "İyi bir politikacıya ihtiyaç var." :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CjzU5
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Need a good politician. Why not?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joefeyzullah
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It looks like a job advert. So meaning is a bit different.

3 months ago