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1.       nemanjasrb
507 posts
 13 Jan 2013 Sun 08:35 pm

Is there any special way to say ´I used to...´ in Turkish?
For example in my native language there is no something for that,we just have to explain situation...
Or,actually maybe there is,I´m not totally sure,but that doesn´t matter... 

 



Edited (1/13/2013) by nemanjasrb

2.       elenagabriela
2040 posts
 13 Jan 2013 Sun 08:55 pm

I started learning turkish with a book of Asuman Çelen Pollard and David Pollard -Teach Yourself Turkish; they explain here:

The Turkish for I used to is yapardım

To make the used to form of verbs, follow these steps

take the simple present form of verb - içersiniz

remove the personal ending - içer

add the past form of the verb to be - içerdiniz

 

 

I hope it helps

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3.       nemanjasrb
507 posts
 13 Jan 2013 Sun 08:57 pm

elenagabriela thank you very much.
But just to make me sure that I understood it,can you translate me this sentence into Turkish:
I used to eat pizza.

 

4.       elenagabriela
2040 posts
 13 Jan 2013 Sun 09:04 pm

you killed me...

Pizzayı yemek yerdim

 

I guess

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5.       nemanjasrb
507 posts
 13 Jan 2013 Sun 09:05 pm

 

Quoting elenagabriela

you killed me...

Pizzayı yemek yerdim

 

I guess

 

Sağ ol.

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6.       tunci
7149 posts
 13 Jan 2013 Sun 09:17 pm

 

Quoting elenagabriela

you killed me...

[Eskiden] Pizza yemek yerdim.

 

I guess

 

I put "eskiden" , [in the past], since in Turkish this "used to " form sounding bit weird and lacking if we don´t stress the time. [önceden, eskiden.....]  whereas in English you don´t need to. This mode expresses the habits, actions that we do in the past but we don´t do anymore at present time.

 

 

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7.       elenagabriela
2040 posts
 13 Jan 2013 Sun 09:21 pm

I do the same mistake everytime; insted to think in turkish I try to tranlate literaly, by stressing the adverb

of course pizza yemek yiyorum..

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