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Selam arkadaşlar, ben Zehra. Hi everybody! I’m Zehra.
Welcome to TurkishClass101.com’s “3 dakikada Türkçe”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Turkish.
In the last lesson, we learned how to ask "What" questions in Turkish.
This time, we are going to ask "Where" questions.
Imagine you want to call your friend and ask where he is now. You will ask him Neredesin? This is the exact translation of "Where are you?"
So let’s break down this question:
Nere is the basic translation of "Where" in Turkish.
Nerede means “where at”
Neredesin is the second person singular form of “where”
So, altogether it is Neredesin?, "Where are you?"
So in Turkish, "Where" is mainly translated as nerede.
So for example, if you want to ask "Where do you live?" You will say Nerede yaşıyorsun?
But be careful, because several variations of nerede are possible in Turkish. For example, if you want to ask "Where do you come from?" you will use Nereden geliyorsun?
The word nere also changes if you are speaking about a destination. If you want to say, for example, nereye gidiyorsun?
This literally means "Where are you going to?" nereye is often used when asking about a final destination, for example, your final train station.
Now it’s time for Zehra’s Insights.
If you want to ask about someone's country of origin, the exact translation of "Where do you come from", Nerelisin? is actually more commonly used then nereden geliyorsun?
Before ending this lesson, Let’s look back at all the ways to translate "Where" in Turkish:
- nerede is the basic "Where", as in "Where do you live?" nerede yaşıyorsun?
- Nereden is specifying the origin or the starting point, as in "Where do you come from?" Nereden geliyorsun?
- Nereye is insisting on the destination or arrival point, as in "Where are you going to?"
Nereye gidiyorsun?
In this lesson, we learned how to correctly use the Turkish word for "Where", nerede, and also its different variations.
In the next lesson we’ll learn about asking "When" questions.
I'll be waiting for you in the next 3 dakikada Türkçe lesson.
Görüşmek üzere!