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Saying something is forbidden -ma vs -mayin
1.       emilyp
35 posts
 20 Oct 2015 Tue 08:11 pm

So I know already about the command tense where in the sen form you say for example gel or gelme. 

However I´ve come across a third person form where one would say gelmeyin/gelin or kullanmayın/kullanın.  

Is this the same tense but just the o form? 

 

2.       denizli
961 posts
 20 Oct 2015 Tue 08:22 pm

It´s a different tense but very similar in meaning - just a more formal or polite way of giving instructions:

http://www.turkishlanguage.co.uk/imperative.htm


3.       JNQ
465 posts
 21 Oct 2015 Wed 11:26 am

You can also use -iniz as a third even more polite form. So in Turkish you have:

Bak

Bakın

Bakınız

 

 

4.       emilyp
35 posts
 22 Oct 2015 Thu 08:28 pm

Thank you so much this helps a lot!

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