Turkish Articles

Learn how to say a and an in Turkish

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Turkish Articles

There is no definite article (the) in Turkish.

The indefinite article bir (a, an) comes after the noun. In poetry and creative writing, it can sometimes precede the noun as well, but this is rare in the spoken language.

Bahçemizde yeşil bir ağaç var. There’s a green tree in our garden.
Gümüş rengi bir saatim var. I have a silver-colored watch.

Also note that it might be left out in some places where it is used in English.

Öğrenciyim. I’m a student.

Most of the time, the last consonant of bir is not pronounced in daily life.

Bi hafta sonra geliyorum. I’m coming in a week.
Bi saat önce buradaydı. He was here an hour ago.


 

 

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