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Lesson 128: The suffix -lİk

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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 -lİkTurkish exampleEnglish translation
The concept of being Xbüyüklük
iyilik
size, magnitude
goodness, kindness
An object that goes together with body part Xkulaklık
bileklik
headphones
wristband
A container for Xkitaplık
kömürlük
bookcase
coal cellar
A location where X is abundantly presentkumluk
dutluk
sandy place, sandbox
mulberry grove, mulberry garden
A person whose role is parallel to the blood relationship indicated by Xanalık
evlatlık
step-mother
adopted child
Quantity measureellilik
onluk
fifty (TLs, dollars, Euros)
tenner
Application, embodiment or institutionalization of Xiyilik
krallık
good deed, a favour
kingdom

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

Creating adjectives with -lİkTurkish exampleEnglish translation
Object suitable for Xsıkmalık (limon)
örmelik (kumaş)
(lemon) for squeezing,
(fabric) for knitting
Designate recurrenceyıllık
haftalık
annual
weekly
Approximate age of a personellilik
iki haftalık
(someone in their) fifties
two weeks old
Price or value of somethingbir milyarlık
üç binlik
(worth) a billion (currency).
(worth) three thousand (currency)
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