"The sea is both blue and green."

Translation:Deniz hem mavi hem de yeşil.

3 years ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/coreymunn3

why is there no "ve" in this sentence

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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"Hem ... hem de ..." is the template for "both ... and ...". It doesn't use "ve" (but the "de" can have a meaning of "and").

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikRempe
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Maybe I'm lost now but should "The sea" not be in possessive case? And what about "ikisini de" as both? "Denizi ikisini de mavi ve yeşil."?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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"...-in ikisi(ni) de" is for "both" in the sense of "the two (noun)s".

Here, you're not talking about "both seas" -- your sentence would be "Both of the seas are blue and green", except that it's wrong because you used the accusative (ikisini) for the subject of the sentence.

Instead, you're talking about one sea that is "both ... and ...", and you need the "hem ... hem (de) ..." construction for that: "Deniz hem mavi hem de yeşil".

Compare also: "Both the sea and the island are blue": "Hem deniz hem (de) ada mavi(dir)".

Here again, it's not "both seas" or "both islands" as in two of the same object, but you want to say that not just one thing but also the other thing is what you are talking about, so "hem ... hem de ..." is appropriate.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bellapiko

Good explanation for me too, thanks Mizinamo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikRempe
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Thank you for explaining :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karina484097

the translation could be: "Deniz ya mavi ya de yesil"?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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I believe that ya ... ya da is "either ... or" rather than "both ... and". (And the da shows vowel harmony to the ya.)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karina484097

Thanks for your explanation mizinamo :)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SineadMaireNB

Why does "Deniz" not have an accusative suffix and it isn't plural either?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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The accusative case is used for direct objects of verbs.

Deniz is the subject here.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SineadMaireNB

Thanks

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrHilmiNevzat

"The sea is both blue and green." Translation: Deniz hem mavi hem de yeşil.

Hem - and.

Or: Deniz hem mavi hem yeşil. The sea is Blue & Green. (Correct)

2 months ago
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