Lesson 15: Irregular verbs
In the verbs gitmek, etmek, tatmak and gütmek, the t at the end of the stem changes into a d when it is followed by a vowel.
|I am going home.||(Ben) eve gidiyorum.|
|Please taste the orange.||Lütfen portakalı tadın.|
|He is herding the sheep.||(O) koyunları güdüyor.|
|She is dancing.||(O) dans ediyor.|
The verb etmek sometimes sneaks up as part of a verb, such as in seyretmek and hissetmek. Seyretmek is a combination of seyir, which means observation, and etmek which means to do or to make. Hissetmek is a combination of his, which means feeling, and the verb etmek.
When the verb etmek appears in a verb like this, the t at the end of the stem also changes into a d when it is followed by a vowel.
|I feel good.||(Ben) iyi hissediyorum.|
|We are watching television.||(Biz) televizyon seyrediyoruz.|