Turkish 127 - The suffix -(y)ken

QuestionAnswer
only, merely, solely, just
adverb
sadece
liraTURKISH CURRENCY
noun
lira
chips
noun
cips
When I was little, chips were only one lira.
sentence
Ben küçükken cips sadece bir liraydı.
girlfriend
noun
kızarkadaş
While my girlfriend cooks, I will watch TV.
sentence
Kızarkadaşım yemek yaparken ben televizyon izleyeceğim.
to laugh very loudly, to burst into laughter
VERB - intransitive, non-passive
kahkaha atmak
While Kamil was falling to the floor, all of us looked at him.
sentence
Kamil yere düşerken hepimiz ona baktık.
situation, condition, state
noun
hal
When this word takes suffixes that contain vowels, vowel harmony applies to it as if the stem vowel is -E. For example, halde, hali, halden, halin.
country
noun
ülke
to be extracted, to come out of (something), to originate
VERB - intransitive, non-passiveVERB - ablative
çıkmak
When our country is in this condition, something good will not come out of us.
sentence
Ülkemiz bu haldeyken, bizden iyi bir şey çıkmaz.
to study
VERB - intransitive, non-passive
ders çalışmak
street, alley
noun
sokak
While some kids study in schools, some kids are working in the streets.
sentence
Bazı çocuklar okulda ders çalışırken, bazı çocuklar sokakta çalışıyor.
When speaking with patients, doctors are very careful.
sentence
Doktorlar hastalarla konuşurken çok dikkatli olurlar.

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