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Commands in Turkish
The imperative form is constructed simply by dropping the infinitive suffix from the verb root, and adding the necessary suffixes. There are no exceptions.
The imperative for you (sen) does not get a suffix, as it is complied of the verb root. Vowel Harmony is observed. Studying the earlier mentioned rules of Vowel Harmony is sufficient to master the imperative construction.
|Person||Imperative Form gitmek–to go|
|siz (formal / plural)||gidin! / gidiniz! (more formal/less common)|
As in the Present Tense, t in the verbs etmek and gitmek softens to d, in the imperative form for siz.
Sabırlı ol! Be patient!
Buraya gelin! Come here! (formal / plural)
Acele edin, lütfen! Please hurry up! (formal / plural)
Çocuklar uyusunlar. Let the kids sleep.
Şuna bak! Look at that!
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