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Adjective Before or After the Verb?
1.       edraganov
3 posts
 20 Feb 2013 Wed 05:01 pm

Hello!

Can anyone help me with this specific doubt I have?

I am studying turkish adjectives and read that they must always come before the noun, except of course in the cases where they act as the main clause of the whole sentence.

Ex:

Regular: Pretty Girl
Main Clause: The Girl is Pretty

However I became a little bit confused when read two specific sentences:

1 - Ver bana fincan su (Give me a glass of water)
2 - Titanic bir yolcu gemisiyd (Titanic was a passenger ship)

Why in the first sentence the writer used "fincan su" instead of "su fincan"?

In the second one the general adjective rule seems to be correctly applied, since yolcu (passengers) is qualifying gemisi (ship).

Thank you!
Erik Draganov

2.       mltm
3690 posts
 20 Feb 2013 Wed 07:11 pm

 

Quoting edraganov

Hello!

Can anyone help me with this specific doubt I have?

I am studying turkish adjectives and read that they must always come before the noun, except of course in the cases where they act as the main clause of the whole sentence.

Ex:

Regular: Pretty Girl
Main Clause: The Girl is Pretty

However I became a little bit confused when read two specific sentences:

1 - Ver bana fincan su (Give me a glass of water)
2 - Titanic bir yolcu gemisiyd (Titanic was a passenger ship)

Why in the first sentence the writer used "fincan su" instead of "su fincan"?

In the second one the general adjective rule seems to be correctly applied, since yolcu (passengers) is qualifying gemisi (ship).

Thank you!
Erik Draganov

1. First of all "fincan" is "cup", "glass" is "bardak"

Bana bir bardak su ver.

"Bir bardak" is a quantity just like in "bir elma"= "an apple", therefore, it quantifies/qualifies the noun that comes after it, which is "su".

 

For my part, I can explain it like that.

 

3.       mltm
3690 posts
 20 Feb 2013 Wed 07:14 pm

Some other examples you can encounter:

 

"bir kutu çikolata"= a box of chocolate

"bir şişe süt"= a bottle of milk

"bir dilim ekmek"= a slice of bread

4.       edraganov
3 posts
 20 Feb 2013 Wed 08:14 pm

Thank you very much everyone!

5.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 20 Feb 2013 Wed 08:29 pm

 

Quoting edraganov

Thank you very much everyone!

 

Thank you mltm1 and mltm2

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6.       edraganov
3 posts
 21 Feb 2013 Thu 02:30 pm

Hahaha.. didn´t realize it was the same person! {#emotions_dlg.angel}

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