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Grammar question for Turkish teachers.
1.       Beautywi
5 posts
 07 Jan 2016 Thu 05:29 pm

Merhaba,

Why when someone knock at the door Turkish people will say kim o?

The way I have been learning in my books is that you ask bu kim? şu Kim or o Kim. Why starting with Kim?

I know it´s not very important but I am curious about it. 

Thanks.

 

 

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2.       serhannn343434
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 08 Jan 2016 Fri 01:42 am

Because you don´t see the person visually by saying "Kim O?".

You say "Bu Kim?" You see the person physically or you may point the person and ask şu kim , oradaki kim? 

Oradaki means over there, the person who stays over there...

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3.       kertmeyenkele
100 posts
 08 Jan 2016 Fri 08:49 am

 

Quoting Beautywi

Merhaba,

Why when someone knock at the door Turkish people will say kim o?

The way I have been learning in my books is that you ask bu kim? şu Kim or o Kim. Why starting with Kim?

I know it´s not very important but I am curious about it. 

Thanks.

 

 

 

O kim? = Who´s that guy (over there)? "O" is subject

Kim o? = who is it? "Kim" is the subject

 

That said, when someone knocks the door we always use the second one. The first one doesn´t sound good for that purpose.

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4.       Beautywi
5 posts
 08 Jan 2016 Fri 05:31 pm

Thanks to both of you. This is clear now. Tessekurler.

5.       Beautywi
5 posts
 08 Jan 2016 Fri 05:31 pm

Thanks to both of you. This is clear now. Tessekurler.

6.       Beautywi
5 posts
 08 Jan 2016 Fri 05:31 pm

Thanks to both of you. This is clear now. Tessekurler.

7.       Beautywi
5 posts
 08 Jan 2016 Fri 05:31 pm

Thanks to both of you. This is clear now. Tessekurler.

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