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"Barda süt içiyorum."

Translation:I am drinking milk at the bar.

3 years ago

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Why not "I drink milk at the bar" as an acceptable answer?

3 years ago

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Because "I drink" is the simple present tense, and "içiyorum" is the present continuous. ("I drink milk at the bar" would be "barda süt içerim.")

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva.M.1

i have problems in hearing the ending, like IçiyorUM. To me it sounds many times like the third person, içiyor. Is there any tip, any advice?

2 years ago

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Report it or listen like it's "içiyorm."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmFilip

Why not "at the bar I am drinking milk?" - this seems to be a matter of focus, as if saying "AT THE BAR" (and not in the kitchen or at home) I am drinking milk. Or is there anything in the Turkish phrase that would make this translation impossible?

2 years ago

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As the course ages, we have been more lax about accepting these much more poetic ways of saying things in English. Just keep in mind, if you are wanting to stress that the action was at the bar, you would say "Sütü barda içiyorum"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmFilip

Interesting. I would have thought that in "Sütü barda içiyorum" focus is on milk - the word being in the accusative case/definite and all... The Turkish language is full of surprises.

2 years ago

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The thing that is closest to the verb has stress. Also important to note, but something we don't really teach in the course -- Sometimes general direct objects can take the accusative, especially when they don't occur directly before the verb. We avoid this to prevent confusion :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmFilip

Thanks! That was helpful!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/drumwhacker

A Clockwork Orange vibes...

4 months ago