Making a Cake
Lesson 29noobie Turkish Noobie
Making a Cake
Mmmmm. . . wherever you are in the world, making a cake can't be a bad idea - unless you can't understand the recipe, of course. Don't worry - join us for a noobie lesson on numbers and you'll be ready to bake like a pro.
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Magi
Just started using these lessons and they are great, many thanks. Hope to find more grammar practice as I go on.
Aug 30, 2013
Sharapi
Me too started at your date good luck,, Turkish tea time is the best course indeed.
Aug 31, 2013
Öğrenci
Not that it really matters in a conceptual cake, but I wonder if the su in this recipe isn't actually un. Still, a delicious episode!
Mar 11, 2014
Öğrenci
I noticed that when they are initially talking about eggs, the -tane word is used. However, when later the eggs are mentioned again in the sentence 'twelve eggs at home', tane is omitted. Is this intentional, is tane less frequently used in numbers over ten? Or does it genuinely not make any difference?
Dec 30, 2014
Justin
Good question! Short answer - it doesn't really matter. There no really significant difference.

Longer answer - when you use tane, there is an additional emphasis placed on the quantity. When we use it for the first time in the dialog, we're listing out amounts of ingredients. It makes sense that the specific quantity is pretty important.

In the second case in the dialog, we're emphasizing the exact quantity less. We've got eggs in the house. There's twelve of them.

Honestly, though, you can use or not use "tane" in either case. There's no big difference.
Jan 03, 2015
Patricia
Still plugging away at, and enjoying, these lessons. Teşekkürler!
Jan 13, 2015
Öğrenci
Justin, I was kind of wanting to try out the recipe. Is it normal that there is no flour in the cake recipe? I'm thinking it's a lot of sugar. Is this just an example to learn or is it a real recipe?
Feb 07, 2017
Justin
Haha! I would not recommend making this recipe! :D
Feb 08, 2017
Alexander
Hi, here is a mistake at the Language Points tab,
Bir fincan süt.
One cup of water.

But süt is actually milk)
Nov 23, 2017
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