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Lesson 142: The -sİz suffix

In this lesson, you will learn more about the -sİz suffix. This is a productive suffix that creates adjectives and nouns out of nouns. The most common translation is without or the suffix -less, but just as -lİ, it has different functions and meanings. In general it describes a lack of something. Let's see a chart about it:

Turkish English
To describe an entity that lacks the property of the rootword

cepsiz

kansız

cansız

pocketless

(lit. bloodless) cruel or coward,

(lit. without life) dead or inanimate

To describe lack of involvement of the rootword

parasız (etkinlik)

notsuz (ders)

sizsiz

free of charge (i.e an event)

(a course) without grades

without you guys

Deriving nouns from nouns

telsiz

ünsüz

walkie-talkie (lit. wireless)

consonant

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