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\"kala\" ve \"geçe\"
1.       lana-
352 posts
 05 Jun 2012 Tue 01:55 am

what is the meaning of kala and geçe in time related expressions?

2.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 05 Jun 2012 Tue 02:21 am

to and past

üçe beş kala (3 e 5 kala): five to three, 2:55

yediyi on geçe (7 yi 10 geçe): ten past seven, 7:10



Edited (6/5/2012) by ikicihan

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3.       Henry
2604 posts
 05 Jun 2012 Tue 02:38 am

 

Quoting lana-

what is the meaning of kala and geçe in time related expressions?

 

Turkish time questions take 2 main forms

1 Saat kaç? (What´s the time?)

2 Saat kaçta? (At what time? or When?)

For answers to number 2 Turks can use kala and geçe

The formula for ´at...past...´ is;
hour + (y)i + minute + geçe
altıyı beş geçe = at 5 past 6

ikiyi çeyrek geçe = at quarter past 2

Dördü çeyrek geçe buluştuk. [We met at quarter past four.]

So geçe means past ( from geçmek)

 
The formula for ´at....to...´ is;
hour + (y)a/e + minute + kala
dokuza beş kala = at 5 to 9

sekize çeyrek kala = at quarter to 8

Sekize on kala evden çıktım. [I left home at ten to eight.]

So kala means ´to´ (remaining until / remaining to) from kalmak

 

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4.       lana-
352 posts
 05 Jun 2012 Tue 02:38 am

 

Quoting ikicihan

to and past

üçe beş kala (3 e 5 kala): five to three, 2:55

yediyi on geçe (7 yi 10 geçe): ten past seven, 7:10

 

so it´s interchangeable

üçe beş kala (3 e 5 kala): five to three, 2:55 - üçe beş var

yediyi on geçe (7 yi 10 geçe): ten past seven, 7:10 - yediyi on geçiyor

5.       Henry
2604 posts
 05 Jun 2012 Tue 02:47 am

 

Quoting lana-

 

 

so it´s interchangeable

üçe beş kala (3 e 5 kala): five to three, 2:55 - üçe beş var

yediyi on geçe (7 yi 10 geçe): ten past seven, 7:10 - yediyi on geçiyor

 

No, they are used in different circumstances.

When are you coming? At 5 to 3 [üçe beş kala / 3 e 5 kala]

What time is it? 5 to 3 [2:55 - üçe beş var]

6.       lana-
352 posts
 05 Jun 2012 Tue 02:54 am

 

Quoting Henry

 

 

No, they are used in different circumstances.

When are you coming? At 5 to 3 [üçe beş kala / 3 e 5 kala]

What time is it? 5 to 3 [2:55 - üçe beş var]

 

and the different circumstances are ? cos i read this 2 and i cant understand when we use kala and when geçe :/

7.       Henry
2604 posts
 05 Jun 2012 Tue 03:07 am

 

Quoting lana-

 

 

and the different circumstances are ? cos i read this 2 and i cant understand when we use kala and when geçe :/

 

Turkish uses kala and geçe when it talks about the time something will happen/happens/happened.

Salı günü üçü on geçe buraya geleceğim.

I will come here on Tuesday at 10 past 3.

Yarımı beş geçe telefon çaldı.

The phone rang at 12:35.

Posta sabah dokuza çekrek kala gelir.

The mail comes at quarter to nine in the morning. 

You do not use these words if someone asked you

"What time is it?" Saat kaç?

 



Edited (6/5/2012) by Henry [error]
Edited (6/5/2012) by Henry [added more]

8.       Abla
3647 posts
 05 Jun 2012 Tue 08:34 am

Thank you for your explanation, Henry. It seems that I had forgotten the whole clock thing.

9.       Henry
2604 posts
 05 Jun 2012 Tue 08:49 am

Rica ederim. 

eipä kestä {#emotions_dlg.bigsmile}

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10.       si++
3785 posts
 05 Jun 2012 Tue 08:56 am

I have a feeling that this question must have been asked ( and explained) many times here at this site.

 

So maybe you could give it a try to find more using search box (if you feel like doing it).

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