What is the difference between "You read the purple menu" and you are reading the purple menu?
Well, basically, "You read ..." could be understood to mean that the person referred to does this sometimes, perhaps habitually, while "You are reading ..." means that they are doing it now. In this example, it seems that the two versions would amount to the same thing. (I don't know people who read purple menus as a matter of course.) But "You read the newspaper" (every morning, perhaps) vs. "You are reading the newspaper" (now), for example, seems to do a better job of illustrating the difference. I hope this helps!
Hi, Mariane. I think we're in agreement. I was trying to express my understanding of the difference between the present continuous simple and the simple (aorist) tenses. (These are the terms that verbix.com uses to refer to forms like okuyorsun vs. okursun, for example.) As I read a little more about the aorist (without special regard to Turkish), it's clear that it often has to do with past events. I haven't gotten that impression from the way it's used in this course, so I'm wondering now if this aspect applies to its use in Turkish. Maybe so, and I just haven't thought of it that way.
Todd, i was using "verbix.com at the beginning, but Iobserved that there are some mistakes. A learner gave us another link: https://pharesdiego.github.io/konjush/conjugation/koymak. There are not all the tenses but it is very easy to use.