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Lesson 123: How to use "tarafından"

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

Singular Plural
First person ben-im tarafımdan biz-im tarafımızdan
Second person sen-in tarafından siz-in tarafınızdan
Third person o-nun tarafından onlar-ın tarafından
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