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119. The conjunction -ki

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Lesson 119: The conjunction -ki

In this lesson we will see the ki that works as a conjunction. The conjunction ki can have many meanings, including that, which, (even) though, so (that), it is because … that …, etc. We won't cover all of these extensively here, but we will focus on some common usages.

Since ki is a conjuction, it is not treated as a suffix, and it is written separate from other words.

Sınavlarına çalış ki derslerini geçebil. Study for your exams so you can pass your courses.
Öyle aniden gittin ki seni unutamadım. You went so suddenly that I could not forget you.
Seni seviyor ki sana böyle davranıyor. It is because he loves you that he acts towards you like this.

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