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"We are going home with the teacher."

Translation:Öğretmenle eve gidiyoruz.

July 4, 2015



The 2nd "e" in "eve" what grammar is behind it?


It's the dative case. If you're going to somewhere, you add the suffix -(y)A. Here, they're going "to" home, so it's ev + -e = eve.


Why is it öğretmenle and not öğretmenli here? I thought that after e, the vowel harmony was i.


It's because the "with" ending uses 2-way vowel harmony, instead of 4-way harmony. (So a, ı, o, and u are followed by an a, and e, i, ö, and ü are followed by an e.)


Are you sure? In a previous sentence, "sütlü kahveyi içerim", sütlü follows the 4-way harmony... is there a difference?


There is a difference, and I did a bad job of explaining. (Both of those endings translate to "with" in English, so describing it as a "with" ending wasn't helpful. =) )

Anyway, "with milk" is different from "with the teacher" in Turkish. The "with" that's the opposite of "without" does, indeed, use 4-way harmony. So you have sütlü/sütsüz, peynirli/peynirsiz, and so on.

The other "with" is the instrumental case, and that one's used if you're doing something with somebody (like going with the teacher) or by means of something (if you go somewhere by plane, the "by plane" is "uçakla"). That ending is (y)LA: it uses 2-way harmony.

I hope that makes sense, but if it doesn't, here's the link to the "with" tips and notes (which I'm pretty sure explain it better than I just did): https://www.duolingo.com/skill/tr/With-or-without?

***EDIT: For some reason, I can't get the lesson to load from the link above. (The link is right, but it's not working.) If it doesn't work for you, either, you might have to get to them by going directly to the "With" skill and reading the tips and notes.


Thank you for the explanation, it is more clear now. Please, have a lingot :)

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