Turkish Questions

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Turkish Questions

Learning the Turkish Questions displayed below is vital to the language. Turkish questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ... etc.

Grammar Tips:

In Turkish there are several ways of asking a question:

  1. Wh Questions:

In Turkish this kind of questions start with different question words. For example:

Who:    Kim        What: Ne    When: Ne zaman    Why: Niçin, Neden     

Where: Nereye, nerede, nereden

“Kim gelecek?”   means   Who will come?

“Ne dedin?”   means   What did you say?

“Ne zaman geldiniz?”   means   When did you come?

“ Neden gelmedin?”     means Why didn’t you come?

“Nereye gideceğiz?”    means  Where will we go?

  1. Yes / No Questions

This kind of questions are constructed using “-mı, -mi, -mu, -mü”  at the end of the sentences.

Examples:

O gelecek mi?          means     Will he/she come?

O yaptı mı?               means     Did he/she do?

Sen yoruldun mu?     means     Are you tired?

Sen gördün mü?       means      Did you see?

  1. Tag Questions

-Finally you can also make a question by adding a tag question to the end of a sentence. The tag question is “değil mi” in Turkish.

       Examples:

        O toplantıya geldi, değil mi?  means  He/She came to the meeting, didn’t she/he?

        Aslı eve gitmeyecek, değil mi?  means  Aslı won’t go to home, will she? 

        ( In the last example, the word gitmeyecek has negative meaning. The suffix                     “–me, (-ma)” gives the negative meaning to the verb. We will see it in negation lesson below)

       

        As you can understand, opposite to English, we use always the same word phrase “değil mi” to express tag question.


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsTurkish Questions
QuestionsSorular
how?nasıl?
what?ne?
who?kim?
why?neden?
where?nerede?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Turkish.

List of Questions in Turkish

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

English QuestionsTurkish Questions
where is he?o nerede?
what is this?bu nedir?
why are you sad?neden üzgünsün?
how do you want to pay?nasıl ödemek istersiniz?
can I come?gelebilir miyim?
is he sleeping?o uyuyor mu?
do you know me?beni tanıyor musunuz?
do you have my book?sende benim kitabım var mı?
how big is it?ne kadar büyük?
can I help you?Sana yardım edebilir miyim?
can you help me?Bana yardımcı olabilir misiniz?
do you speak English?ingilizce konuşuyor musunuz?
how far is this?(bu) ne kadar uzak?
what time is it?saat kaç?
how much is this?bu ne kadar?, kaç para?
what is your name?senin adın ne?
where do you live?nerede yaşıyorsun?

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