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"Is there a cinema near here?"

Translation:Buraya yakın bir sinema var mı?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/bramco2
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Why isn't "Buraya yakın sinema var mı?" accepted?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emredeniz07
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Pay attention to the "a" character

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Can't the "bir" be omitted in a sentence like this?

I thought that a noun (without an adjective) as the subject of a sentence could be "noun", "a noun", or "the noun".

So "Köpeğim var" could mean "I have a dog", for example - and "Buraya yakın sinema var" could mean, I think, "There is a cinema near here".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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Nope, "A (adj.) (noun)" requires "bir." If you ever have a general noun with an adjective, you will have "bir"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Ah, so even my second guess was wrong!

So it's "buraya yakın bir sinema" (a cinema that is close to here) + "var mı?", then?

Thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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Exactly :) If only there were a way that I could easily post some syntax trees here :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Ah. I had interpreted "yakın" as an adverb here -- "Buraya yakın" (near here) "sinema var mı" (is there a cinema?).

So this is "Buraya" (here) "yakın bir sinema var mı" (is there a close cinema?) instead?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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"buraya yakın"is an adjective phrase, not an adverb phrase. That may be what is tripping you up.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dysqui
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Actually, yes you can omit it. Due to the recent influence of English over Turkish we have started to use "bir" more frequently. But it's not necessary. Native speaker here.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daadaadaaren
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why is it buraya but not burada

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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-e yakın = close to.

So, buraya yakın = close to here, near here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KianSwami
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Is bu yakınlarda wrong here?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/g_ze
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"Bu yakınlarda sinema var mı?" could be better translated as "Is there a cinema around here?"

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SabineBergmann1
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I used "burada" instead of "buraya" and have been corrected to "Buralarda bir sinema var mi".

9 hours ago

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Is buradan yakin acceptable? Or benden yakin?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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Nope..."yakın" takes the dative case

1 year ago

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why ıs Buraya yakın bir sinema var mı wrong

3 months ago