Hello Abby, We sometimes use present simple tense just like continuous.
For example; I like reading okumayı severim/okumayı seviyorum
I like swimming yüzmeyi severim/yüzmeyi seviyorum
As you can see, I translated them both to present simple tense and continuous. There is no difference between them as meaning but you can not always translate continuous to present simple tense.'' know, hate, love, study''...these verbs can be translated into the same way.
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