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Telling the difference: passive vs reflexive
1.       sufler
358 posts
 23 Nov 2013 Sat 06:26 pm

Merhaba.

It is a well-known fact that in Turkish many of the reflexive verbs are created the same way as thew passive voice (by adding -il- or -n-) suffix. So, then.. how can you tell the difference if a verb in a sentence is meant to be reflexive or passive? Of course there are some obvious cases, like kitap yazıldı - certainly the book didn´t write itself, so it was written. BUT for example: çocuk yıkanıyor - how can you know if the child is washing themselves (having a bath) or perhaps a parent is washing them?

2.       gokuyum
5050 posts
 23 Nov 2013 Sat 07:41 pm

 

Quoting sufler

Merhaba.

It is a well-known fact that in Turkish many of the reflexive verbs are created the same way as thew passive voice (by adding -il- or -n-) suffix. So, then.. how can you tell the difference if a verb in a sentence is meant to be reflexive or passive? Of course there are some obvious cases, like kitap yazıldı - certainly the book didn´t write itself, so it was written. BUT for example: çocuk yıkanıyor - how can you know if the child is washing themselves (having a bath) or perhaps a parent is washing them?

You should make a guess

 

3.       mehmet111
195 posts
 28 Nov 2013 Thu 11:10 pm

for passive voice: http://www.turkishclass.com/turkish_lesson_337

http://www.turkishclass.com/turkish_lesson_338

http://www.turkishclass.com/turkish_lesson_339

 

for reflexive:

http://www.turkishclass.com/turkish_lesson_343

 

O önceki veya sonraki cümlelere göre kolayca anlaşılabilir, Krzysiek. (It can be understood easily according to the previous or next sentences, Krzysiek.)

 

 

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