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-de bulunmak meaning ´to use/to say´?
1.       sufler
358 posts
 27 Oct 2013 Sun 12:02 am

Merhaba,

I found such a sentence in an online newspaper:

...saldırganların küfür ve ırkçı hakaretlerde bulunarak “Kebabistan” adlı restorana saldırdığı belirtildi. 

literally I should translate the part marked in red saying that "the attackers were found in racist invectives", but I suppose the real sense is that they "used racist invectives" or "said racist invectives". So, my question is - can the construction ´-de bulunmak´ be used with other nouns in the meaning of "use/say" or is it only connected with "hakaretler" as a fixed phrase? 

 

Can I say for example: övgülerde bulundu as "he said compliments"/"he praised"?

 

#edit

perhaps "to express" is a better translation?



Edited (10/27/2013) by sufler

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2.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 27 Oct 2013 Sun 03:38 am

 

Quoting sufler

Merhaba,

I found such a sentence in an online newspaper:

...saldırganların küfür ve ırkçı hakaretlerde bulunarak “Kebabistan” adlı restorana saldırdığı belirtildi. 

literally I should translate the part marked in red saying that "the attackers were found in racist invectives", but I suppose the real sense is that they "used racist invectives" or "said racist invectives". So, my question is - can the construction ´-de bulunmak´ be used with other nouns in the meaning of "use/say" or is it only connected with "hakaretler" as a fixed phrase? 

 

Can I say for example: övgülerde bulundu as "he said compliments"/"he praised"?

 

#edit

perhaps "to express" is a better translation?

 

You can use it with other nouns and your example is correct.

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