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1.       denizli
961 posts
 17 Sep 2015 Thu 06:47 pm

Is this correct?

I wish you wouldn´t do that.

Keşke onu yapmasan.


I´m stuck because Keşke has no person in this sentence i.e. Keşkem/Keşken


How do you say: Do you sometimes wish you lived in a big city? 


2.       gugukkusu
126 posts
 17 Sep 2015 Thu 08:15 pm

Keşke is an interjection, it doesn´t take any suffixes. No subject means it´s coming from the first person (that is I). In other cases you have to use an additional verb with it like a reported speech, these verbs are usually "demek" or "düşünmek".


Keşke onu yapmasan: I wish you wouldn´t do that.

Keşke onu yapmasaydım: I wish I hadn´t done that.

Keşke onu yapmasan diyor/diye düşünüyor: He/She wishes you wouldn´t do that.

Keşke onu yapmasa diye düşündü: He/She wished he/she wouldn´t do that.


Do you sometimes wish you lived in a big city? : Bazen keşke büyük bir şehirde yaşasam diyor musun?

Correct but less natural: Bazen büyük bir şehirde yaşamayı diliyor musun?

Edited (9/17/2015) by gugukkusu

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