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1.       Nixy
34 posts
 02 Nov 2012 Fri 05:27 pm

I´ve seen "içinde" and "içimde" in different text and wonder what the difference is, or is it just a spelling?

Also "bi" is something that people write, and it never makes sense. Do they mean "bir" or something else? And it seems common then, to write "bir" as "bi"?

It´s terribly confusing for us beginners. Bet there are more examples of people spelling words differently, that confuses us.

2.       Abla
3647 posts
 02 Nov 2012 Fri 05:56 pm

Nice question, Nixy, and to the point.




                      1. iç|im|de = ´inside of me´

                      2. iç|in|de = ´inside of you´

                      3. iç|i|n|de = ´insıde of him/her/it´


is a noun, it means ´inside´. -de is a locative ending, corresponding to English ´in´. What is in between shows whose inside the talk is about.


Unfortunately there are 2 x içinde. That is because there is a rule that a small -n- must be added between the third person possessive suffix and a case ending.


bir and bi...they are the same. Native speakers use bi a lot. It is an easy way to recognize them from the rest of the world.


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3.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 02 Nov 2012 Fri 06:55 pm

"bi bakar mısın abicim?" So typical

4.       Nixy
34 posts
 03 Nov 2012 Sat 01:51 am

Thank you Abla! Now I understand more.

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