By Yasar Esendal Kuzucu

‘The Delights of studying Turkish’ is a self-study path e-book that takes the learner from the newbie point to the intermediate point in Turkish. it really is designed for English audio system, focusing on grownup and younger grownup newbies; specifically for these making plans to settle and reside in Turkey or traveling Turkey for company or excitement. it's a complete, explanatory method of Turkish language instructing the best way to build and use the language either in formal and colloquial types with dialogues, examples, grammar issues, vocabulary and routines. It exhibits the grammatical buildings intimately with examples, which allows the rookies to make their very own sentences rather than looking on off-the-shelf words. within the booklet, you may also locate common information regarding the Turkish alphabet and Turkish language in addition to notes on Turkish tradition in lifestyle. protecting such a lot of language issues, this e-book is additionally a grammar reference that pursuits quite a lot of viewers together with complex freshmen. on the finish of the ebook, you'll find the keys to the routines. There also are Turkish - English and English - Turkish thesaurus sections in addition to Turkish proverbs and idioms additional to the ebook with causes.

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The personal ending -um acts as the subject of the sentence, which is also the verb to be (am). Also, compare the two sentences below regarding the word order in Turkish and in English. (Ben) kahve içiyorum. I am drinking coffee. (Ben) (subject) + kahve (object) + iç-iyor-um (verb + personal ending/subject) Literally, it is: coffee + drinking + I am In English, the word order is: I (subject) + am + drink-ing (verb) + coffee (object) The suffixed personal pronouns, which are also the forms of the verb to be (am, is, are), are shown below in the present continuous tense.

He/she/it is not coming. Biz gelmiyoruz. We are not coming. Siz gelmiyorsunuz. You are not coming. Onlar gelmiyor(lar). They are not coming. Similarly, a of -ma is dropped and -m is joined with -ıyor, which is written and read as -mıyor. yazmamak (not to write) (ben) yaz-ma-ıyor-um (sen) yaz-ma-ıyor-sun (o) yaz-ma-ıyor (biz) yaz-ma-ıyor-uz (siz) yaz-ma-ıyor-sunuz (onlar) yaz-ma-ıyor / yaz-ma-ıyor-lar Ben yazmıyorum. I am not writing. Sen yazmıyorsun. You are not writing. O yazmıyor. He/she/it is not writing.

No, not French. I'm Turkish. I'm from Ankara. Adrien is French. Judy Öyle mi? Memnun oldum. Really? Pleased to meet you. Adrien Ben de memnun oldum. I'm also pleased to meet you. değil - not öyle mi? - is that so? / really? Türk - Turkish (person) milliyet - nationality milliyetiniz - your nationality İngiliz’im - I’m English Fransız - French (person) İngiliz - English (person) Londra - London Londralı - Londoner çok - very, a lot, much, many Nerede oturuyorsunuz? Where do you live? Memur Günaydın.

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