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1.       rezayim
35 posts
 29 Oct 2015 Thu 01:27 pm

The verb, try, in English can be used in several contexts. For example:

 

denemek  - e.g., to try on clothes

çalışmak - e.g., to try learning a new language

 

Now I was wondering how the following could best be translated into Turkish:

 

I am trying to get ready for work...

I will try to be there as soon as possible...

I am trying to finish my homework before I go to bed...

I am trying to sleep, so please be quieter...

 

Çok teşekkürler

 

 

2.       gugukkusu
126 posts
 29 Oct 2015 Thu 03:22 pm

You can use çalışmak for all the examples you provided. When there is an attempt or an

effort use çalışmak(also means to work), if it´s more of an experiment use

denemek(experiment: deney). this should usually work.

For example:

try doing: yapmayı denemek

try to do: yapmaya çalışmak



Edited (10/29/2015) by gugukkusu

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3.       rezayim
35 posts
 29 Oct 2015 Thu 03:33 pm

Thanks.

 

How about these two:

 

Enjoy it - (when, for example, someone is going to watch a film or go on holiday or even go to a turkish language class)?

 

and

 

Well - how would one say: you are doing well, carry on....

4.       gugukkusu
126 posts
 29 Oct 2015 Thu 03:41 pm

Enjoy it: Tadını/keyifini çıkar.

You are doing well, carry on: İyi gidiyorsun, devam (et).

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5.       rezayim
35 posts
 29 Oct 2015 Thu 04:15 pm

Thanks.

 

Can you please explain why you use

 

yapmayı

&

yapmaya

 

in your answer above?

 

 

6.       JNQ
465 posts
 30 Oct 2015 Fri 01:07 pm

Çalışmak in this meaning takes dative case.

 

Here is a list of verbs that take dative case:

http://learnturkish.pgeorgalas.gr/PtoseisSetEn.asp

(click Dative and Presentation)



Edited (10/30/2015) by JNQ

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