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1.       denizli
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 10 Jun 2015 Wed 04:51 pm

If anyone has the chance, are these OK?

 

1.    Hande Yener informed Sila that she (i.e. Hande) has now reached second place.

Hande Yener Sıla´ya bildirdi. Hande Yener ikinci sırada oldu.

 

2.    Sila was very disappointed about this.

Sıla bunun hakkında çok hayal kırıklığına uğradı.

 

3.    Sila wrote her back an E-Mail that was less than polite.

 

Sıla kaba bir e-posta ona geri yazdı.

2.       gugukkusu
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 10 Jun 2015 Wed 05:02 pm

 

Quoting denizli

If anyone has the chance, are these OK?

 

1.    Hande Yener informed Sila that she (i.e. Hande) has now reached second place.

Hande Yener, Sıla´ya (onun) ikinci sıraya yükseldiğini bildirdi.(This sentence is also ambiguous as to who reached the second place, as in English. You can add "onun" after "Sıla´ya" to clear it up, but that wouldn´t sound quite natural.)

 

2.    Sila was very disappointed about this.

Sıla bu konuda büyük hayal kırıklığına uğradı. (or Sıla bu duruma çok bozuldu.)

 

3.    Sila wrote her back an E-Mail that was less than polite.

 

Sıla, ona pek kibar olmayan bir e-mail yazdı.

 

 

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3.       denizli
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 10 Jun 2015 Wed 09:25 pm

Just wondering, why is Sıla bunun hakkında çok hayal kırıklığına uğradı an incorrect sentence - or is it just not too good?



Edited (6/10/2015) by denizli

4.       gugukkusu
126 posts
 12 Jun 2015 Fri 03:53 pm

 

Quoting denizli

Just wondering, why is Sıla bunun hakkında çok hayal kırıklığına uğradı an incorrect sentence - or is it just not too good?

 

Hakkında doesn´t quite fit the context here. It is used more in the sense of "related to", "regarding", "with regard to" etc.

 

çok hayal kırıklığı doesn´t sound too odd. However, hayal kırıklığı is a noun and it means disappointment. Since you can´t say very disappointment, çok here functions as an adverb, and modifies the verb uğradı. So, "Çok hayal kırıklığına uğradı." actually means "She was/has been disappointed a lot. (many times)"

On the other hand, you can describe the extent of the disappointment with an adjective like büyük.

Büyük hayal kırıklığına uğradı= She faced a big disappointment (Literal translation) i.e. She was very disappointed.

Again, this is something that even native speakers do not pay attention to and they might make the same mistake while speaking. No problem if you say it that way, everybody will understand.

5.       denizli
955 posts
 12 Jun 2015 Fri 04:07 pm

Wow, thank you.

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