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
|The concept of being X
|An object that goes together with body part X
|A container for X
|A location where X is abundantly present
|sandy place, sandbox
mulberry grove, mulberry garden
|A person whose role is parallel to the blood relationship indicated by X
|fifty (TLs, dollars, Euros)
|Application, embodiment or institutionalization of X
|good deed, a favour
Now let's see the adjectives created by -lİk:
|Creating adjectives with -lİk
|Object suitable for X
|(lemon) for squeezing,
(fabric) for knitting
|Approximate age of a person
|(someone in their) fifties
two weeks old
|Price or value of something
|(worth) a billion (currency).
(worth) three thousand (currency)