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1.       meteorquake
21 posts
 26 Jan 2014 Sun 01:29 am

Oğlu çok tembel bir delikanlı olduğu için paraları yok denecek kadar azmış. Bir gün o kadar zor bir duruma düşmüşler ki...

I´d be grateful if someone might make sense of the red bits of the green sentence for me.

I would expect it means "One day she/they/things fell into such a difficult situation that..." but I can´t quite construe the grammar to make it that...

and in

Sonra cebinden beş fasulye tanesi çıkarmış

why might it not say çıkmıştı - is it to make the timing vague?

many thanks in advance! david



Edited (1/26/2014) by meteorquake

2.       Henry
2603 posts
 26 Jan 2014 Sun 03:44 am

 

Quoting meteorquake

Oğlu çok tembel bir delikanlı olduğu için paraları yok denecek kadar azmış. Bir gün o kadar zor bir duruma düşmüşler ki...

I´d be grateful if someone might make sense of the red bits of the green sentence for me.

I would expect it means "One day she/they/things fell into such a difficult situation that..." but I can´t quite construe the grammar to make it that...

and in

Sonra cebinden beş fasulye tanesi çıkarmış

why might it not say çıkmıştı - is it to make the timing vague?

many thanks in advance! david

 

My thoughts as a learner -

The miş tense is used here because there is a story being told. (Hikaye)

The o is part of ´o kadar´ construction - that much, such,

very similar to bu kadar - this much, such

The ler is the 3rd person plural suffix (they) and comes after the miş past tense suffix.

Bir gün o kadar zor bir duruma düşmüşler ki...

One day they* fell into such a difficult situation that...

I agree with your version of the English translation Smile

I was a little surprised at the next sentence you asked about.

Normally I associate the combination of aorist + past tense to give a meaning of would have.

But since reading Gokuyum´s second post below, I have realised I jumped to an incorrect assumption. The miş suffix is consistent with story-telling past tense. (using çıkarmak)

Later he took out 5 bean pieces (beans) from his pocket

Sonra cebinden beş fasulye tanesi çıkarmış


 



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3.       gokuyum
5046 posts
 26 Jan 2014 Sun 04:31 am

 

Quoting Henry

 

 

 

 

Henry you cant use ler as personal suffix for things or animals. It is not gramatically correct.

In the sentence you translated, not things but people(they) are in a difficult situation.

 



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4.       gokuyum
5046 posts
 26 Jan 2014 Sun 04:46 am

I guess you are confused about çıkarmış..Maybe you think -ar is the present tense here but it is not. -ar is a derivational affix here. And it produces new verbs from verbs.  So çıkarmak is a different verb.

 

Sonra cebinden beş fasulye tanesi çıkarmış.

Then he took 5 bean pieces out of his pocket.



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5.       meteorquake
21 posts
 26 Jan 2014 Sun 01:37 pm

Thanks for the clarifications everyone!

I can see now the o zor bit!

I do mishmash my ´mış´es a bit; I even checked çıkarmak but then managed to discount it. Often one reads the right thing until one tries to analyse things!! but not analysing things equally leads to difficulties

david

 

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