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asking questions in turkish?
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1.       Johnk
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 27 Mar 2013 Wed 10:28 pm

I have been slightly confused about when to use the suffixes mi/mu/misin/musun and so on. I have looked at a lesson on this site and it seems you only use the suffixes when the answer is yes or no such as

Sen yoruldun mu?

Is this correct? If this is the case then I now understand how to ask questions!

2.       tunci
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 27 Mar 2013 Wed 10:58 pm

 

Quoting Johnk

I have been slightly confused about when to use the suffixes mi/mu/misin/musun and so on. I have looked at a lesson on this site and it seems you only use the suffixes when the answer is yes or no such as

Sen yoruldun mu?

Is this correct? If this is the case then I now understand how to ask questions!

 

Not necessarily, The answer could be yes or no.

" mI, mi , mu , mü  "  are  question suffix  that are used to make questions.

Sen mi  ? ---> Is that you ? 

Bu kalem mi  --> Is this pen ?

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With verbs this ending are used seperately. And the personal marking is attached onto it. 

 

 

Geliyor musun? ---> Are you coming?

Geliyor   mu  [question suffix] + sun [suffix for person "you]  ? 

 

Geliyor mu ?  ---> Is he/she coming ?

Geliyor muyum ? ---> Am I coming ?

Geliyor musunuz ? ---> Are you [plural] coming ? 

Geliyorlar ? ---> Are they coming ? ---> This one is exception as personal ending [lar] is attached onto word.

 

 

 

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3.       tunci
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 27 Mar 2013 Wed 11:08 pm

 

Yes, "Sen yoruldun mu?" is correct way  to ask " Are you tired" ? [ did you get tired ?]

 

Although it is in past tense form "du" , it asks present state " Are you tired" ?

in other words, we are asking if the person is tired at the moment. 

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"yorulmak" in fact means  = to get tired 

If the question was referring to past time ; 

Were you tired yesterday ? "  then  ---> " Dün yoruldun mu ? "






Edited (3/27/2013) by tunci

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4.       robert55
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 27 Mar 2013 Wed 11:11 pm

I thought ´yorgun´ is tired. 

5.       tunci
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 27 Mar 2013 Wed 11:16 pm

 

Quoting robert55

I thought ´yorgun´ is tired. 

 

Yes, yorgun is tired.  

But "yorulmak" is to get tired . 

 

 

6.       gokuyum
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 28 Mar 2013 Thu 01:26 am

 

Quoting tunci

 

 

Yes, yorgun is tired.  

But "yorulmak" is to get tired . 

 

 

Yoruldum be usta

 

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7.       tunci
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 28 Mar 2013 Thu 01:37 am

 

Quoting gokuyum

 

Yoruldum be usta

 

 

Ben de çok yoruldum.{#emotions_dlg.sad} 

 

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8.       si++
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 28 Mar 2013 Thu 11:34 am

 

Quoting robert55

I thought ´yorgun´ is tired. 

 

 

Yes.

 

Were you tired yesterday? "  then  ---> " Dün yorgun mu idin? "

 

Did you get tired yesterday? "  then  ---> " Dün yoruldun mu ? "



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9.       Johnk
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 28 Mar 2013 Thu 12:55 pm

thank you everyone for your help.

My main question is when do you use the suffixes mi/mu/misin/musun and so on. It seems to be mainly if the answer is going to be yes or no though someone answered saying that doesn´t always apply.

I understand if you say geliyor musun? are you coming?

and i understand nerede gidiyorsun? Where are you going to? you wouldn´t say nerede gidiyor musun would you?

I have learnt enough turkish and turkish sentences I need to know when you add the suffixes but I don´t always understand the logic!!

10.       insallah
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 28 Mar 2013 Thu 01:17 pm

 

I understand if you say geliyor musun? are you coming?

and i understand nerede gidiyorsun? Where are you going to? you wouldn´t say nerede gidiyor musun would you?

 

 

No you wouldn´t.

 

The easiest way to start to think about it is that you do not need the end question marker in this sentence as you have it in the first word.. NEREDE gidiyorsun... WHERE are you going.

 

Sentences with neden, niye, ne zaman, (why when what which etc) do not have MU/MI/ MUSUN etc etc (question markers )added at the end

 

 



Edited (3/28/2013) by insallah

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