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word order......quick question
1.       mom4maddi
64 posts
 15 Apr 2013 Mon 04:31 pm

in english, for example, we would say: red car, old house, sad story, beautiful face

the descriptive word comes first. is it the same in turkish? kirmizi araba, eski ev, etc

is this the correct order? you would not say car red???- araba kirmizi, correct? 

i apologize for spelling, i have no turkish keyboard on my phone keyboard. i just want to make sure i understand the correct order when i practice to write sentences in turkish. thanks for any help.

 

 

2.       Abla
3647 posts
 15 Apr 2013 Mon 04:38 pm

Quote: mom4maddi

kirmizi araba, eski ev, etc

Yes.

 

In Turkish the qualifier comes before the qualified. This is pretty much a rule which you can trust from early steps of learning until an anvanced level.

 

Another thing to remember here which learners ofter err in is the place of the indefinite article. In your examples it comes to the middle: kırmızı bir araba, eski bir ev.

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3.       mom4maddi
64 posts
 15 Apr 2013 Mon 05:48 pm

many thanks for your help abla. i very much appreciate your help. especially for the second part also. i did not know this, so i learned something new.....which is always a good thing

Quoting Abla

 

Yes.

 

In Turkish the qualifier comes before the qualified. This is pretty much a rule which you can trust from early steps of learning until an anvanced level.

 

Another thing to remember here which learners ofter err in is the place of the indefinite article. In your examples it comes to the middle: kırmızı bir araba, eski bir ev.

 

 

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