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"I eat the yogurt."

Translation:Ben yoğurdu yerim.

June 1, 2015



why does it change from "yoğurt" to "yoğurdu" ( why does the last letter change ) ?


There are many consonant mutations in Turkish and they mostly have to be learned on a word-by-word basis. Basically, if you add a vowel to a noun that ends in /k/ /t/ /p/ or /ç/ they may change to /ğ/ /d/ /b/ and /c/ respectively. This doesn't really happen to verbs (there are a very small mandful of exceptions) and doesn't happen to all nouns.

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Hello alexin! You write that the "t" at the end of a turkish word becomes a "d". Why "et", the meat, becomes "eti" and not "edi, in his accusative form?


That is an exception, and nouns having one syllable, such as et/su/süt...etc, doesn't change their last consunants.

Aldo there are some other exceptions, which I don't have an example for them.


"et" the meat becomes "eti" in his accusative form. Why not "edi"? Yogurt, the yogurt, becomes ugur-d-u. Can somebody explain again the accusative suffix with example, please?


When to use yersin/ye/yerim? Dont all of them mean eat?


It means same but we use these for different object , for example : Ben( I ) yerim ( eat ) Sen ( you ) yersin ( eat )


We add " im " in the end of the verb when we use " Ben " .. and " sin " with " sen " .. and " nothing " with " O"


Isn't the word "yeriyorum" more correct? This app miss this part.. 'yor'


This is present countinous, and DL reject this answer becsuse the given english sentence is in the simple present..., and Turkish also does distinguish between them

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