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How to use “kendi” in Turkish?
Aug 23, 2020 10:57 PM
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There are actually a lot of ways to use the word "kendi" in Turkish. There are two ways to use it that are easy for beginners to learn: kendi evim - my own house (i.e. emphasizing that it is not someone else's house) kendim yapıyorum - I am doing it myself (i.e., emphasizing that no one else is doing it, just me) I've given explanations and examples of these two usages on this page: https://www.turkishtextbook.com/beginner-kendi-forms/ The other usages of kendi are a little more difficult to learn: kendimi affettim - I forgave myself kendime güveniyorum - I trust myself kendinden korkuyor - he is afraid of himself And then there is the "kendi kendi" forms, which is mainly used for unexpected situations: kendi kendime yapıyorum - I am doing (something) all by myself These more difficult kendi forms are explained in this lesson: https://www.turkishtextbook.com/intermediate-kendi-forms/
August 28, 2020
Kendi evi: his own house Kendi kendine/kendi başına Türkçe çalışıyor. She is studying Turkish by herself
August 26, 2020
Own or self
August 23, 2020
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