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"We have bread."

Translation:Bizim ekmeğimiz var.

July 30, 2015



Can "bizim" be omitted?


why ekmegi(miz) can't i just say ekmegi..?


This is a genitive possession construction. When you have "bizim," its object needs to have the possessive ending -(I)miz. :)


"ekmeğı" means his/her "bread"


"We have bread." Translation: Bizim ekmeğimiz var.


Ekmeğimiz var. - Correct other Turkish answer accepted by Duo.

Bizde ekmek var. - Correct other Turkish answer accepted by Duo.


I believe that we are supposed to say (miz) with var which means that we HAVE and (muz) with yok which means that we DO NOT HAVE correct me if i am wrong please. Tesekkurler


But then the literal translation of "Bizim ekmeğimiz var" is "Our bread exists." If it was "Our bread does not exist(or we do not have bread) then it would be "Bizim ekmeğimiz yok," right? I mean the ending only applies according to the vowels themselves.


So to say "We have X" you're actually kind of saying, "X is in our possession"?


More like "Our X exists".


Or, "there is our X"


I think not quite - the "there is" construction in English is usually for indefinite objects, I think ("there is a cat in the room") but not for definite ones such as possessed ones ("there is our cat in the room" -- that would be "our cat is in the room" instead).

Similarly, to claim the existence of at least one god, one can say, "There is a god", but to claim the existence of the Abrahamic god by the English-language name "God", one can't say "There is God", but rather, "God exists".


Why can't I say "biz" instead of "bizim"?


Because that's not how Turkish makes possession sentences.

A literal translation might be something like "Our bread exists" -- so you need "our bread" (bizim ekmeğimiz -- possession is marked on both the possessor and the possession) there.


Can I say: "Ekmekmiz" ?


No, because the k becomes a soft ğ in the possessive case. It would be "Bizim ekmeğimiz var" which means "our bread exists" if you put it parallel to the English passive tense. You can also omit "bizim" for it to become "ekmeğimiz var"


Can we only say "Ekmeğimiz var"?

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