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Lesson 50: Location postpositions

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

back, rear arka
its back arkası
at its back /behind it arkasında
Stay behind me. Arkamda kal.
Look behind you. Arkana bak.
front ön
its front önü
at its front / in front of it önünde
Wait in front of the hotel. Otelin önünde bekleyin.
side yan
its side yanı
at its side / beside it yanında
Come beside me. Yanıma gel.
Stay by my side. Yanımda kal.
Go from my side. Yanımdan git.
space between ara
its space between arası
at its space between / between / among arasında
I am sitting between the trees. Ağaçların arasında oturuyorum.
bottom alt
its bottom altı
at its bottom / under(neath) it altında
The cat is sleeping under the table. Kedi masanın altında uyuyor.
top üst
its top üstü
at its top / on top of it üstünde
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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