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"Ben ona bir gazete okurum."

Translation:I read him a newspaper.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/kangaroo1

"I read a newpaper for him" should also be acceptable

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ignorancea

My major language is not English so please somebody can explain this to me ( I read him a newspaper ) I think it should be ( I read his newspaper )

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/clgibbons

I think a better translation for you to understand this might be: I read a newspaper to him.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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I read his newspaper is "ben onun gazetesini okurum"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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I read him a newspaper = I read a newspaper to him = I read a newspaper and he listens.

I read his newspaper = I read a newspaper and the newspaper is his newspaper.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaithemAlb

Pls whats true meaning of "gazete" newspaper or paper??

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
mizinamo
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"paper" is sometimes used in English to mean "newspaper".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OzgunDemir1

gazete is newspaper. paper is kagit

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CrowSpeak
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Would you be able to drop 'Ben' here? (I'm assuming it would sound strange, if not completely incorrect).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

No, it would be totally fine.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CamHad
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Hmm, not sure I understand this one. Shouldn't I am reading a newspaper to him be accepted? Or is it not accepted due to the "am ..ing" and should only say "I read a newspaper to him?"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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That's right, it's because of the "am reading" = okuyorum.

This course starts with the Turkish aorist which it renders with the English simple present (as for habits etc.). The present continuous forms come later :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CamHad
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Gotcha, thank you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SergPasa

I read him the newspaper should be acceptable too

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ynotsnikwah

"bir" is specifically "a". I imagine that "I read him the newspaper" would be "(ben) ona gazeteyi okurum".

1 year ago