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"She wants this herself."

Translation:O bunu kendi istiyor.

3 years ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ChloMeo

i don't understand why we use accusative in this sentence, usually with istemek i never use accusative, am i wrong?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/orde90
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It's because this (bu) is not indefinite.

The only case where you don't use accusative is that the object is indefinite. Su istiyorum, bir su istiyorum, biraz su istiyorum, hiƧ su istemiyorum. In all these sentences su is indefinite. But if you say I want this or I want this water. you have to use accusative because the object is not indefinite.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChloMeo

thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skstudio
skstudio
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Is "O kendi bunu istiyor" also acceptible or the position of "kendi" is fixed.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/morowinger

Why is O required here, isn't the she part already indicated by the ending of istiyor?

1 year ago