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Lesson 128: The suffix -lİk

In this lesson you will learn about the suffix -lİk, which creates nouns and adjectives out of other words. The suffix -lİk has many functions, of which you can see an overview below. Of course, you don't need to learn all these functions, since you will learn all words that end in -lİk individually.

In the table below, X refers to the part of the word before the suffix -lİk.

Creating nouns with -lİk Turkish example English translation
The concept of being X büyüklük
iyilik
size, magnitude
goodness, kindness
An object that goes together with body part X kulaklık

bileklik

headphones

wristband

A container for X kitaplık

kömürlük

bookcase

coal cellar

A location where X is abundantly present kumluk

dutluk

sandy place, sandbox

mulberry grove, mulberry garden

A person whose role is parallel to the blood relationship indicated by X analık

evlatlık

step-mother

adopted child

Quantity measure ellilik

onluk

fifty (TLs, dollars, Euros)

tenner

Application, embodiment or institutionalization of X iyilik
krallık
good deed, a favour
kingdom

Now let's see the adjectives created by -lİk:

Creating adjectives with -lİk Turkish example English translation
Object suitable for X sıkmalık (limon)

örmelik

(kumaş)
(lemon) for squeezing,

(fabric) for knitting

Designate recurrence yıllık

haftalık

annual

weekly

Approximate age of a person ellilik

iki haftalık

(someone in their) fifties

two weeks old

Price or value of something bir milyarlık

üç binlik

(worth) a billion (currency).

(worth) three thousand (currency)

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