"Benim kedim orada."
Translation:My cat is there.
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"orada", "burada", "şurada" and "nerede" usually have the second vowel basically silent. Just try saying the word really fast, until the second vowel drops somewhat. There is no rule, that you have to do that and it wouldn't sound weird, if pronounced more clearly.
Is that the correct pronunciation? It happens in other words that the A is silent?
Could anyone please explain why the ending "im" is on both "ben" and "kedi"? Thank you in advance :)
Both the possessor and the possessed get an ending in Turkish. So "benim" is the 1st person possessive pronoun ("my"), and then -(I)m is the suffix for anything that's possessed by me.
There's a more complete explanation (with lots of examples) in the Possessives tips and notes: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/tr/Possessives
It isn't really a word in Turkish (it probably used to be, but isn't anymore). It is kind of a root that means "there." If you are referring generally to a location, you can say "orası" and if you are taking about where something is located, you would say "orada." :)
When one hovers over the word "benim" the pronunciation of the letters"be" is akin to "ba" in the English word "band," but when one plays the full sentence those letters sound more like the "be" in the English word "been." Is this because sounds in a string of words change because of the rhythm of the sentence?
Why "There is my cat." is correct, but "There is my cat there." is not correct?
"There is my cat there" sounds strange in English, because the extra "there" is redundant. You might say "there is my cat," or you might say "my cat is there," but you probably wouldn't use "there" twice.
I know it is urrelevant to the lesson, but if I want to say "my apple", should I say "Benim elmam"? Because the word "elmam" sounds odd to me.
Cant it be Orda benim kedim because in part 4 I think of this locative test there was a scentence like: Solda benim kitap. .. Iam emphysizing on orda and sol both being locations.
I know this is not the English lesson, but what is the difference between there and over there? Is both in German "meine Katze ist dort"?
Saying "over there" is the easiest way to emphasize the distance of "orada" and to differentiate it from "şurada" (which is not as far away). It's not mandatory, however, and a simple "there" works for both. :-)
I'm a beginner in German, so I can't confirm regarding "dort", but I know there are fluent and native-German speakers in this course. Hopefully one of them will stumble across this... I just didn't want to leave you waiting for the answer to your first question :-)
"over there" = "dort drüben" indicates a smaller distance, for example you point at your couch and say: "my cat is over there", "meine Katze ist dort drüben"
"there" = "dort" no specific distance, but needs context to work with more distant objects, for example you talk about a country and someone says: "my brother lives there", "mein Bruder lebt dort".
When i put my cat is over there into sesli sozluk it came out "benim kedi bitti" which one is right.
I like the idea of the root ora= there, nere= where. Then oralı= from there , orada= (at) there, nereli= from where, nerede= (at) where