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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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