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"You are eating the orange."

Translation:Portakalı yiyorsunuz.

July 1, 2015



Yiyorsunuz changes the stem vowel... So - is yemek irregular?


no, it is same for all verbs ending in a or e (söylemek - söylüyor, ağlamak-ağlıyor, etc)


just for clarification. When a verb stem ends with a vowel, that vowel is omitted?


If it's not i,ı,u and ü, then yes(if it's o, a, e, ö)


This rule explanation has a shortage: Whenever the verb ends with the following vowels: I U İ Ü The -I is removed from the suffix "-Iyor" and become "-yor": Thus, the verb "Uyumak = to sleep" becomes Uyuyorum (uyu + yor + um) in the present continuous tens. On the other hand, (and this is mentioned in the explanation) when the verb ends with the following vowels: A E The A or E is removed from the verb: Thus, the verb "Yemek = to eat" becomes "yiyorum" (y + iyor + um) in the present continuous tens.


Huh? They appear to be 2 different words.


Is the -i really needed on the end of portakal in this case?


Yep, it is a specific direct object. If you drop it, the meaning changes. "Portakal yersiniz"="You eat an orange/oranges"


So could please explain to me when i have to use the accusative for words at the beginning of a sentence? frequently when I use it is not correct and I still didnt figure out why and how to do it.... thanks!


"Sen portakalı yiyorsun." Baska doğru türkçe cevap.

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