"Beni neden sevmiyorsun?"

Translation:Why do you not love me?

July 7, 2015



Is it ok to say Neden beni sevmiyorsun? If so, is this kind of construction stressing "me" rather than "why"?

November 23, 2015


yes and yes

November 23, 2015


It says "why do not you love me? " is not correct. Is it correct?

July 7, 2015


No, that word order doesn't make sense in English. "Why don't you love me?" would work though.

July 8, 2015


In questions, the subject goes immediately after the auxiliary. "You do not love me" -> "Do you not love me?". "You don't love me" -> "Don't you love me?". Even though "don't" historically derives from a contraction of "do not", and most English textbooks will still describe it that way, it (and all of the -n't forms) behave like single words. In effect, -n't functions as a kind of negative inflection on auxiliary verbs.

April 28, 2016


Why you don't love me is not correct? thanks

August 22, 2015


That is not correct English. You must say "Why do you not love me" or "Why don't you love me" in English :)

August 23, 2015


Please be aware, however, that most English-speaking people will understand your question even if you get the order wrong. But it will sound foreign to them.

September 16, 2015


Note that the order of the verbs is reversed in English questions. The auxiliary part of the verb (do, have, will, etc.) precedes the noun in English questions:

Tom has studied every week. Where has Tom studied?

Sue will not like the cake. Why will Sue not like the cake?

Beth did go to the store. When did Beth go to the store?

September 16, 2015


In addition to all the other great answers above, I just wanted to add one thing. This word order does appear in English but only when the question is embedded in another sentence.

For example:

Please tell me why you don't love me. I don't understand why you don't love me. I want to know why you don't love me. I have no idea why you don't love me. Did you tell your mother why you don't love me? Do you know how much it hurt to hear you explain why you don't love me on national television?

In all of those cases, the highlighted part of the sentence is not actually asking a question. In the last two example, the whole sentence is a question, but the "why you don't love me" part is not asking anything. It essentially stands for "the reason that you don't love me."

September 3, 2016


"Beni neden sevmiyor musun?" Is this incorrect Turkish?

November 8, 2015


yes it has no meaning

if you have a question word (neden, in this case), you cannot use mu-

November 8, 2015


Mu/mü/mı/mi are only for making questions that have "yes" or "no" for an answer.

July 17, 2017


Türkçe'de "Is it because I am ugly" nasıl demek?

O "ben çirkin olduğumdan mı?" mı?

September 21, 2016


"benim çirkin olduğum için mi"

September 21, 2016


I see. Thanks! :D

September 24, 2016


When do you use "beni" and when do you use "bana"? Are they interchangeable?

November 24, 2015


The former is for specific direct objects. The latter is for indirect objects and motion "to me." They are most certainly not interchangeable. :)

November 25, 2015


beni = accusative

bana = dative

Which one you use depends on the verb and what you're saying. Generally, the dative case corresponds more or less to "to".

Onu bana verdin. = You gave it/him/her to me.

Beni ona verdin. = You gave me to it/him/her.

Some verbs require a somewhat unexpected case, although they usually don't seem too unusual.

Beni gördün. = You saw me.

Bana baktın. = You looked at me. (Kind of like "you looked to me")

Bana yardım ettin. = You helped me. (Kind of like "you did help to me")

Bana sarıldın = You hugged me. (Kind of like "you hugged to me")

Benden nefret ettin. = You hated me. (Kind of like "you did hate from me")

Any good dictionary will indicate which cases to use with verbs, often by showing one form of the suffix in italics or brackets, like this.

görmek (-i) : to see (sb/sth)

bakmak (-e) : to look at (sb/sth)

yardım etmek (-e) : to help (sb)

sarılmak (-e) : to hug (sb)

nefret etmek (-den) : to hate (sb/sth)

September 3, 2016


If you want to ask, "Why don't you love me any more?" would you say: "Beni artık neden sevmiyorsun?" "Beni neden artık sevmiyorsun? ...or is either of them just fine? Or is the right answer something else entirely?

July 17, 2017


No. You can use just like these: "Beni artık neden sevmiyorsun?" (correct but not common), "Artık beni neden sevmiyorsun?", "Beni neden sevmiyorsun artık?" I can't explain the grammer state but you can't use "artık" between the root question "Neden sevmiyorsun?"

Will you go home? - Eve gidecek misin? Will you go home anymore? - "Artık eve gidecek misin?" or "Eve gidecek misin artık?" or "Eve artık gidecek misin?" (not common)

Don't you do this work? - Bu işi yapmaz mısın? Don't you do this work anymore? - "Artık bu işi yapmaz mısın?" or "Bu işi yapmaz mısın artık?" or "Bu işi artık yapmaz mısın? (not common)

Mostly we are using "artık" at the beginning or at the end of the sentence.

July 17, 2017


Nicely explained!

March 1, 2018


I noticed that there is some confusion about using present continuous construction "sevmiyorsun" and then translating it as present tense. you do not love . When exactly can we use present continuous for habit and practices that are translated as present tense?

July 7, 2018


Some verbs in english are considered "stative verbs". This means they are usually translated as simple present instead of present continuous. These verbs include: love, see, hear, want, know.

Some of them CAN be used with present continuous, but it will change their meaning. Ex. "I see Maria" = I can see her with my eyes right now. vs. "I am seeing Maria" = Maria and I are dating, OR Maria isn't really in the room and I'm seeing a vision of her.

More info about Stative verbs is available HERE

October 3, 2018


Why isn't it correct to say: "Why are you not loving me?"

June 19, 2019


I think "why don't you love me" is also correct.

September 15, 2019
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