Talking About Traveling
Lesson 57noobie Turkish Noobie
Talking About Traveling
If you're a foreigner in Turkey, people are going to ask about your travel plans. Nothing says "I'm a sophisticated cosmopolitan adventurer" like answering in Turkish.
Talking about traveling.
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Hi! I don't understand how "Bir arkadaşta kalıyorum" is correct in the review section. To me it reads "I am staying at a friend". My guess is it doesn't cleanly translate and really means "I'm staying at a friends (place)." Is "Bir arkadaşımla kalıyorum." also correct?? Thanks!!

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May 17, 2013
Thanks so much :)

It is a little weird, right? You understand exactly what's going on, already, but suffice to say it's a little colloquial.

Your sentence also works. Nice :)
May 18, 2013
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Ah I too thought that it should've been "Bir arkadaşımla kalıyorum". Thanks for pointing out it's a colloquial sentence :)
Sep 16, 2013

I'd like to listen to the speaking session of this lesson, too.:)

Dec 02, 2013
Okay, the speaking part is up!
Dec 03, 2013
Çok teşekkür ederim!
Dec 03, 2013
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Jan 02, 2014
Thank you really guys
I love your way with teaching Turkish
Bir sorum var
what is the difference between ( da ,ya , e) ?
Thak you again :)
Jan 18, 2017
Thank you! We love you, too :)

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking. Maybe you can clarify? Those three suffixes are all very different from each other.

de/da is the locative, and means "at" or "in." (Or if it's a word and not a suffix, it means "also.")

ya as a word is an emphatic, used to express a lot of emotion. If it's a suffix, then it's a dative suffix with a buffer y meaning "to."

The "e" is the dative suffix meaning "to."
Jan 19, 2017
I mean why should i say "Turkye'ye gidyorum " not "Turkey'de gidyorum"?
Jan 23, 2017
Türkiye'ye would be 'to Turkey' while Türkiye'de is 'in Turkey'. Saying Türkiye'de gidiyorum wouldn't make much sense as it would mean 'I am going in Turkey', like its some kind of vehicle.
Dec 16, 2017
Video in the fun section isn't working.
Apr 18, 2019
Hi, thank you for these lessons. I find them quite helpful. Unfortunately, there seems to be an error on the quiz. I’ve typed exactly what you say the correct answers are for the last two questions. But it’s saying they are wrong. So I can’t unlock the fun tab :(. I know I can just move onto the next lesson. But I rather enjoy unlocking those fun tabs.
Apr 10, 2020
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