Turkish 145 - Yarı - yarım

Yarım is an irregular word. It corresponds to half or semi in English. However, the m is dropped when you use yarım in the following situations.

Before adjectives: yarı açık (half-open)

In compounds: elmanın yarısı (half of the apple)

In the adverbial phrase: yarı yarıya (fifty-fifty)

In other cases, it is yarım, including the m.


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