Turkish Negation

If you're trying to learn Turkish Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Turkish grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Turkish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

Turkish Negation

Learning the Turkish Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Turkish negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

In Turkish, negation can be made by adding suffix  “–me, (-ma)” to the end of a verb. We use negation suffixes after the verb but before the time suffixes. If you want to make a noun negative, you must use “değil” at the end of the sentence.


      O gelecek yıl Lonra’ya gitmeyecek.  means  He/She wont’t go to London next year.

      Şu öğrenci benim öğrencim değil.    means   That student isn’t my student.

Here are some examples:

English NegationTurkish Negation
he is not hereO burada değil
that is not my bookbu benim kitabım değil
do not entergirmeyin

Notice the structure of the Negation in Turkish.

List of Negation in Turkish

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Turkish placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Turkish vocabulary.

English NegationTurkish Negation
I don't speakkonuşmam
I don't writeyazmam
I don't drivesürmem, araba kullanmam
I don't lovesevmem
I don't givevermem
I don't smilegülümsemem
I don't takealmam
he doesn't speakkonuşmaz
he doesn't writeyazmaz
he doesn't drivesürmez, araba kullanmaz
he doesn't lovesevmez
he doesn't givevermez
he doesn't smilegülümsemez
he doesn't takealmaz
we don't speakkonuşmayız
we don't writeyazmayız
we don't drivesürmeyiz, araba kullanmayız
we don't lovesevmeyiz
we don't givevermeyiz
we don't smilegülümsemeyiz
we don't takealmayız

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