does "keşke" on its own imply that "I'm" making the wish? Or it can be translated to "he wishes you were here"?
çok sağ ol! eğer onu öyle (he wishes) demek istiyorsam? Hangi verb kullanacağım? (It took me forever to write the question in Turkish, I hope it makes sense, but just in case it doesn't, I meant to ask: if I wanted it to mean "He wishes", which verb do I use? :) )
Your Turkish sentence is perfectly clear. Dilemek means to wish so you can use this verb.
Burada olmanı dilerdi. -> He wishes you were here. (Lit: He would have wished you had been here)
Burada olmanı isterdi. -> He would have liked you to be here.
Size mutlu bir yıl diliyor. -> He wishes you a happy year.
alternatively you can express it with indirect speech
Keşke burada olsaydın diyor. -> He says 'I wish you were here'.
çok teşekkürler! Açıklaman tamamen soruma yanıttı! (Hope my sentence is correct) :)
Google translates "keşke" as "if only." I think that translation makes a lot more sense as it is not a verb in Turkish, so translating it as "I wish" is a bit confusing.
So this sentence would be "If only you were here." Which is accepted.
Right, not every word has an exact translation. Keşke is an interjection. You can translate it as "I wish" (which is obviously not an interjection in English.)
I just want to make sure I understand what exactly the sentence means in Turkish.
Does it mean:
a. I want you to be here right now.
b. I'm so sorry you weren't here yesterday.
or maybe both?
She says "burda" instead of "burada". If the long form is needed why does she say the short one
English conditionals distinguish between "I wish you were here" (= I wish you were here NOW but you're not) and "I wish you had been here" (= I wish you were here AT THAT PAST TIME but you weren't). Does 'Keşke burada olsaydın' cover both of these situations in Turkish or only one. If only one, which one?
Alex answered above to a similar question. If seems that it has both meanings.
"Keşke burada olsaydın." Translation: I wish you were here.
How I wish, how I wish you were here. We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl. Year after year. Running over the same old ground and how we found the same old fears. Wish you were here.
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