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Lesson 50: Location postpositions

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The following nouns expressing locations are often used with a possessive suffix to indicate location.

back, reararka
its backarkası
at its back /behind itarkasında
Stay behind me.Arkamda kal.
Look behind you.Arkana bak.
frontön
its frontönü
at its front / in front of itönünde
Wait in front of the hotel.Otelin önünde bekleyin.
sideyan
its sideyanı
at its side / beside ityanında
Come beside me.Yanıma gel.
Stay by my side.Yanımda kal.
Go from my side.Yanımdan git.
space betweenara
its space betweenarası
at its space between / between / amongarasında
I am sitting between the trees.Ağaçların arasında oturuyorum.
bottomalt
its bottomaltı
at its bottom / under(neath) italtında
The cat is sleeping under the table.Kedi masanın altında uyuyor.
topüst
its topüstü
at its top / on top of itüstünde
The book is on top of the shelf.Kitap rafın üstünde.

We will always translate on top of with üstünde, and we will always translate on with the locative suffix DE. However, in practice on can be translated both by üstünde and by the locative suffix DE.

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