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Difference between -ken and -ce?
1.       Elif-Erguclu
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 16 May 2016 Mon 10:14 pm

Iyi günler! 

Can someone please explain the meaning of -ken and -ce for me? My understanding is that they both mean "while". For instance, "sen yokken" means "while you´re not here". Or "düşünce" means "while thinking". I could be wrong but could someone please help me here. When would you use -ken and when would you use -ce? 


Thank you so much for your help in advance!



2.       ozangurbuz
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 17 May 2016 Tue 01:40 am

first of all düşünce doesnt mean "while thinking"


düş-mek: falling (v)

düşün-mek: thinking (v)

düşünce: thought (n)


DüşünCE hemen ayağa kalkamam. ( I can´t stand up right away when I fall )

Düşerken çantamı tutamam. ( I can´t hold my bag while I fall )

Düşününce yanlış yaptığımı anladım. (I got that I was wrong when I think about it)

Düşünürken birden sen aklıma geldin. (You came to my mind suddenly while I was thinking)


the difference is:

-ken is more like something "while happenning" but not done.

-ce is more like something "happened" or "after happening"

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3.       Elif-Erguclu
12 posts
 17 May 2016 Tue 02:12 am

Wow! Thanks for the great explanation! It all makes sense now!!


Thanks again!

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