I Was Robbed!
Lesson 46noobie Turkish Noobie
I Was Robbed!
We hope you never have to use the phrases in today's lesson, but better safe than sorry. Join us and learn how to tell someone you're lost or that someone just ran off with that bag you just knew you should have left at home.
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kate
Sorry, I was vague. By 'comments' I meant lesson descriptions.
Jul 11, 2013
Justin
I got it - thank you! Unfortunately, sometimes a few typos slip through. We appreciate the help :)
Jul 11, 2013
Öğrenci
"Bana edebilir misiniz!" what's wrong with this sentence?
Jul 29, 2013
Justin
I think you want a "yardım" in there, right?
Jul 29, 2013
Pierre
I found the "speaking" part of this lesson particularly difficult...maybe because, as a noobie, I have not really done suffixes in that much detail. I think what would help in all the "speaking" parts is if what is practiced is actually written below as a guide, even is if it only after the first run. Or maybe have an option to reveal the words if you first want to put yourself through the challenge. Just an idea.
Aug 20, 2013
Justin
Thanks for the feedback, Pierre. Right now, we're looking for ways to make that section more useful. I think you're right that there needs to be more.
Aug 20, 2013
Robyn
I've just joined this lovely site after struggling with Turkish for almost two years. Wish it had been available when I first got here so thanks for helping us all out with our Turkish in this way. I'm working my way through the newbie and beginner stuff (back to basics) - much I know but learning some too. Importantly why they say things the way they do. The grammar and sentence construction is what I need most help with and this site is great or that. The suffixes are tricky. Just something I learned somewhere else to pass on to newbies - not explained here - why there is an additional vowel at the end of some nouns - eg pasaportumu - the u at the end indicates it is the object in the sentence eg kopegi seviyorum I like the dog etc xx
Sep 28, 2013
Justin
Great point Robyn! For more on that object suffix (the accusative), check out Lesson 10 :)

https://turkishteatime.com/lesson/10/
Oct 03, 2013
mie
Merhaba bir sorum var.

kaybolmak and kaybetmek.....
Could you tell me the difference between kaybolmak and kaybetmek.

Can I say that "Kimliğim de kayboldum" ?
Feb 05, 2014
Justin
Good question.

Kaybolmak is to lose oneself. It has a built-in reflexive meaning. For example:

kayboldum = I'm lost, "I lost myself."
kaybol muydun? = Are you lost?, "Did you lose yourself?"
Kaybol! = Get lost!, "Lose yourself!" (rude)

Kaybetmek takes a direct object and means to lose or misplace something else.

Anahtarı kaybettim. = I lost the key.
İşimi kaybettim. I lost my job.

So, no, you can't say your sentence.
Feb 05, 2014
mie
Hi, Justin
Thank you so much!
I really understand your description.
(^_-)
from Japan.
Feb 06, 2014
Alexey
Thanks for the Hezarfen cartoon, very nice!
Jul 13, 2014
Öğrenci
What's the difference between kaybetmek and yitirmek?
Apr 03, 2015
Justin
In most cases, they're interchangeable. Kaybetmek is a lot more common.
Apr 03, 2015
Öğrenci
One more correct answer to add: yardım edebilir misiniz
Jan 13, 2016
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