As always my fellow friend Stefan,from Germany give me some examples about can and can not forms in Turkish. He is a really nice beta tester for Turkish. Anyway after i talk with him i understood that he is having problems with
CAN NOT in Turkish
issue. Thats my mistake i didnt tell you how
As you remember
To do : Yapmak
i can do : Yap+abilir+im
i can not do yap+a+ma+m
-remember me,ma suffix is for negative forms from the tenses.
Lets try more
Kaçabilirim : i can escape
kaçamam. i cant run.
Main idea is this.
“Can” is a kind of ability in English. You will never forget how to say can sentences in Turkish anymore.
Ability -ebil (sounds like ability)
Lets try to Learn Ability form in Turkish Language.
lets pick our verb. Konuşmak : to speak
I can speak Turkish : Türkçe konuşabiliyorum. Konuş+abil+iyor+um
Remember the “iyor”? Yes it is the Present tense suffix.
I used to speak Turkish : Türkçe konuşabiliyordum
Remember the “di”? Yes it is the Past tense suffix.
There are other forms of “CAN” with other tenses suffixes. But main idea is
Pick a verb from a Dictionary and do this exercise in here.
For both past end present form.
Also a big challange say:
CAN I HELP YOU?