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Lesson 123: How to use "tarafından"

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Tarafından is a word mostly used in passive voice sentences. Its meaning corresponds to that of by in English.

Tarafından is used together with nouns like this.

The kids were abandoned by their mothers.Çocuklar anneleri tarafından terkedildi.
The president was killed by the terrorists.Başkan teröristler tarafından öldürüldü.

When used together with pronouns, the pronoun receives a genitive case suffix, and tarafından needs to be conjugated

SingularPlural
First personben-im tarafımdanbiz-im tarafımızdan
Second personsen-in tarafındansiz-in tarafınızdan
Third persono-nun tarafındanonlar-ın tarafından
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