The Tourist
Lesson 127beginner Turkish Beginner
The Tourist
Today, we're reviewing all the major suffixes we think you should know as a beginner Turkish learner.
Suffix review.
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Magi
That was really useful, so well explained, thankyou. I printed off the dialog and highlighted all the suffixes.
Jan 13, 2014
Magi
In the review why is the answer given as Bizim el çantamız and not çantasımız?
Jan 13, 2014
Justin
The possessive suffix doesn't do double-duty. If you have a possessed suffix coming from both a compound noun AND an explicit possession, you don't put both. So,

el çantası
bizim çantamız
bizim el çantamız

Does that make sense?
Jan 13, 2014
Kirk
This is fantastic, exactly what I need to practice!
Jan 13, 2014
Magi
Thanks Justin for the explanation.
Jan 13, 2014
Rania
I can't listen to any of the podcasts on the site anymore. This problem appeared after I formatted my laptop. Do I have to install any specific program? please help.
Jan 19, 2014
Justin
Hmm, as long as you are using a modern browser, things should work. Email me at justin@turkishteatime.com and we can work through it together.
Jan 19, 2014
Rania
thanks justin, have a lovely day
Jan 19, 2014
Öğrenci
First of all - just found this site and love it! Ama bir sorum var. I thought hic always took the negative form of the verb but it doesn't in this lesson- why not?
Jan 29, 2014
nur
Most of revision link are from intermediate level !!
for ex : this link
https://turkishteatime.com/lesson/20/
we have in beginner level lesson about " -meli "
Jan 29, 2014
Öğrenci
I'm really sorry but I don't understand - does hic not always have to have a negative verb? Thanks for you time.
Jan 29, 2014
Justin
@Nur - now that we've covered most major topics spanning across the levels, we've begun to start covering more advanced topics at more basic levels. I'll put a note that we should try to get to -meli sooner than later.

@Öğrenci - thanks! Sure, you can use hiç with non-negative verbs. Think of it as "ever."

Hiç gittin mi? = Have you ever gone?
Hiç gitmedim. = I have never gone, = I have not ever gone.
Jan 29, 2014
Öğrenci
Understood. Thanks for that!
Jan 29, 2014
nur
Thanks a lot :)
I have just started intermediate level ..
Jan 29, 2014
Sayit
Bu dersleri türkçe'nin yabancı öğrenciler için çok faydalı :)
Mar 07, 2014
Justin
Hi Öğrenci - I'm so sorry I accidentally deleted your comment. I have your message and appreciate the feedback. Can you email me at justin@turkishteatime.com?
May 15, 2016
Terence
Hi Justin. Thankyou so much for Turkish Tea Time, it is a great resource. I do have a question about the grammar of Sultan Ahmet Camisi. I have always seen this construction as...Camii, rather than the standard camisi. Is it to do with the nonTurkish origin of the word cami, and consequently it is treated differently?
May 30, 2017
Justin
That is a fantastic question! Good observation.

You are right that cami comes from Arabic, so the original reason for "camii" is likely due to that.

However, it's an old convention and is technically incorrect in modern Turkish. You'll see both constructions around today, but camii is deprecated. Since it's used in such a prominent and famous name, though, I think it will be very slow to die.
May 30, 2017
Öğrenci
Hi, sorry if this isn't the place for it, but I didn't know where to report a problem. But I can't play the third audio file from the dialog. Maybe someone else can check that? See if it's just me or if there's a technical problem there.
Jan 26, 2018
Rhys
Doesn't seem to work for me either
Feb 20, 2018
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