- learn I, you, he/she/it, we, they
- be able to form a simple sentence
So day 1 came and went without a problem right? Today, we’ll form some simple sentences.
(Before we do that, note that if you need to know how a word is pronoucned, used Google Translate. Select Turkish, type in the word, and click Listen.)
I first started looking at the Turkish course that Livemocha has, and HOLY CRAP, those were hard… The very first lesson contains words with a Bajillion letters in them. So I went to a Turkish friend for help, and I realized that Turkish grammar is incredibly easy, even easier than that of Spanish and English! And the long words aren’t really “long”…
check out this article from Turkish Online Class.
Now I only recommend you look at the Personal Pronoun section, as that’s all we need right now to form simple sentence.
|i||ben||i am adjective||ben adjective-im|
|you||sen||you are adjective||sen adjective-sin|
|hesheit||o||heshe | is adjectiveit /||o adjective|
|we||biz||we are adjective||biz adjective-iz|
|you (plural)||siz||you are adjective||siz adjective-siniz|
|they||onlar||they are adjective||onlar adjective-ler|
– Turkish online class.
To kinda reiterate what that article says:
If you are saying “I am (adjective)”, the structure is “Ben verb + im“The word for beautiful is güzelSo to say ” I am beautiful”, you say “Ben güzilim“To say “You are beautiful”, you say “Sen güzilsin”Quick test: Using the chart above, how do you say “They are beautiful”?(make sure to read the article!)
How are you? Nasilsin
I am good. Iyiyim
Notice the sin and the im ending of those two verbs? Guess where they came from? (hint, look at the chart above :D)
Nasil is “how”, adding sin to the end makes it “How are you?”
Iyi is “good”, adding im to the end makes it “I am good”. (There’s an extra y right before im because in Turkish, two vowels cannot touch. So a y is added to “smoothen” the sound)
Gotz that? Iyi!
Conclusion for today
So now you know how to say I (ben), you (sin), he/she (o), we (biz), they (onlar), and what to add at then end of an adjective to make it into a sentence.
Translate the followings:
HOORAY! I can now speak TURKISH!