I'm So Great
Lesson 107beginner Turkish Beginner
I'm So Great
If you're reading this, we already love you and know how great you are. But in case you need to let somebody else know, tune in today and learn how to use the simple present to tell everyone how awesome your life is.
The habitual simple present (-er, -ir).
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I think there is some technical problem with review and speaking tabs. They don't work properly.
Oct 28, 2013
Alright, the review is fixed! Çok teşekkür ederiz. :)

The speaking part should be up shortly.
Oct 28, 2013
Hi Speaking section still not working maaslef! It would be good to practice this tense.
Oct 29, 2013
Öğrenci, Eva
In Germany for this lesson the FUN-Video can not be seen, because there is musik used, for what GEMA has not given rights; maybe you can chance a youtube-link?

This is a very important lesson and I thank so much for your excellent explainations.

Every day I take one of your great lessons to refresh my unstructured knowledges. It is a good thing to subscribe!
The questions of REVIEW are very interesting for me, when I have to do really by my own and than look to the correct spelling. If there are more than one way to express - it is fine, that you except several answers; very helpfull to see, how to do.

Thanks so lot and I hope you'll have fun to continue for a very long time ...
Nov 19, 2013
Hey guys, awesome website by the way. I heard this word in the fun part from the song "öptürmedi". Öpmedi means didn't kiss, but what the heck is the "tür" after öp doing here? my life would be much easier without this "tür" . Could you please explain it a little bit

Nov 22, 2013
@Eva - thank you so much :) I'll switch out the video today.

Öptürmek is the causative (-dir) form of öpmek. The causative makes verbs that *cause* the action to happen to someone else. So, yaptırmak = to make do, bildirmek = to make know.

So, öptürmek means "to make somebody kiss " For example, "yeri öptürmek" means "to wipe the floor with" or literally - "to make kiss the ground."

So, öp + tür + me + di = he/she/it did not make kiss (or based on the sentence, "let kiss")

Does that help? :)
Nov 22, 2013
Yes, It does. It makes alotta sense. Thanks Justin.
Nov 22, 2013
in the language points, "Her akşam Türkçe praktik yaparım." - should it not be "pratik"
May 07, 2015
Merhaba Justin,
Is it something wrong when I use "her gece" for "every night" in review sentence "we go every night"? Moreover: is it ok to say "gece" even for "evening" in Turkish?
May 05, 2017
Once again, you are very right Maciek :)

While akşam and gece can both be used for "night" - you're right that "gece" typically expresses something later than "akşam."

If you were to translate "evening" directly, akşam would be better than gece.

Accordingly, I changed that question to use gece instead and specified it in the question so there won't be confusion in the future.

Thanks Maciek!
May 09, 2017
Hello Justin

I think there is a big problem in the "practice this language point" section of Negative First Person. All the answers for "biz" are given as "-mamız" and "-memiz" instead of "-mayız" and "-meyiz". Or is there something I didn't get or is am I right in thinking that's very wrong ?

Thanks for having a look. Keep up the good work !


Sep 19, 2018
Hello again

The problems in the "practice" section continue :
In Questions and Negative Reviews, in most cases negative question is required without it being specified. So there is actually no way of telling wether to answer in simple negative or in negative question.

Could someone have a look at this practice page, it has a lot of problems that need fixing.

Sep 20, 2018
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