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1.       tunci
7149 posts
 18 Oct 2013 Fri 04:38 pm


 The particle "Hani "

This particle in modern Turkish  is used as " where, what happened ?, " you know, you said / you promised that [ said to someone who breaks his promise ]

In old Turkish it was "kanı " which didn´t break vowel harmony.


Hani benim hediyem ?  ---> Where is my present ?   [ Where ]


Hani dün akşam gelecektin ?  ---> You said you were coming last night. [ But you didn´t , you didn´t keep your word ]


-  Hani o elektrikle çalışan arabalar var ya. ---> You know,  there are cars that run with electricty.[ You know ]


Sometimes , we use it  to say " do you remember " ? 


Hani  2 sene önce seninle bu kafede buluşup beraber kahve içmiştik ? ---> Do you remember ,2 years ago  we had met in this cafe and had coffee together  ?

Edited (10/18/2013) by tunci

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2.       Abla
3647 posts
 19 Oct 2013 Sat 09:32 am

hani always seems to refer to a piece of information the speaker and the listener share but sure it is difficult for a learner to use it correctly. Thanks for the enlightening examples.

Edited (10/19/2013) by Abla

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