Do You Smoke?
Lesson 99noobie Turkish Noobie
Do You Smoke?
Today we learn how to reject offers, be they for cigarettes, tea, or a "friendly" chat (hint: they probably want to sell you something).
Rejecting offers.
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Magi
Oh, fun tab not there...
Sep 21, 2013
Öğrenci
fun tab yok!
Sep 23, 2013
Justin
Çok özür dileriz! Fixed :)
Sep 23, 2013
Öğrenci
I think I know why -den is usually used before neferet...
neferet in Arabic doesn't literally means hate, it means getting away "from" someone or something you dislike
we also in Arabic say " neferet mn ...." mn=from
so I think this word has an Arabic root :)
Sep 25, 2013
Öğrenci
Türkçe'de daha fazla kalema Arabça'dan geldiler. Bu kalema da arabça'dan geldi.
Sep 30, 2013
Öğrenci
Useful fun tabs Justin. These young kid videos exactly the level I need.
Rachel
Dec 05, 2013
Martha
It's interesting that Turks use present continuous to ask whether you smoke. "Do you smoke?" sounds like a question that could be asked in the aorist, since it is timeless, at least the way an American would think of this. But I guess Turks are almost asking whether you are smoking at this time. Maybe tomorrow you will quit! :)

Are there other expressions that would fall into this category?
Jan 28, 2014
Justin
Ha, yeah, I hear you Martha. Büşra and I sometimes wonder if we should teach the geniş zaman as a habitual tense at all. Even though every grammar book in existence teaches it that way, you'll actually find that the present continuous is overwhelmingly preferred in the daily language.

I've lost count of the number of times I've used the aorist "by the book" and a Turk has corrected me to use the present continuous instead. So, to answer your question, you can pretty much use present continuous for habitual action whenever you want.
Jan 29, 2014
Libbi
fun tab yok
Jun 29, 2014
Justin
üf ya - düzelttim! Teşekkür ederim :)
Jul 01, 2014
Öğrenci
no fun.
Mar 24, 2015
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