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rl2342 last won the day on February 25 2012

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    Study and learning of the Turkish language, Drawing, animals, science cooking, and history. Walking on a nice warm day, Turkish music.
  1. Sorry, I just have come to trust grammar while I have been learning because it gives me a point of reference, or comparison. And this helps me to learn And I know that its not always possible to translate between English/Turkish verbatim. Perhaps when I have become closer to fluency (and can perceive more about how the mind of the Turkish speaker comprehends) I'll be able to toss out the grammar rules. And I am sure when I do start taking Turkish classes, the lessons will surely involve all kinds of grammar I understand that some combinations of words/suffixes can have more than one meani
  2. As I understand it, this is like in English how to change an intransitive verb to a transitive verb. Can you please confirm or correct me on this Saffron? when it is factitive, its like convincing? And formed from intransitive verbs, (which is an action verb expressing double activity but does not have a direct object receiving the action) to change it to transitive you use the -dir, -t or -r suffixes. Hemşire çocuğu hapı içirdi. - The nurse got the child to drink the medicine. çocuğu uyuttum - I made(convinced) the child to sleep. But Causative is used in the sense of forcing( or n
  3. That's one of the reasons I am thankful the area I live in, in the US, is how it is. There is large populations of various ethnic groups, Hispanic, Latino, Indian, Asian, African, so most people are pretty well accustomed to other cultures being represented. For example no one even "bats an eyelash" when a man comes into the store wearing a traditional Indian Pagri So when I tell people my BF is Turkish, they really don't react negatively.
  4. This shouldn't surprise me probably. I guess they get by finically somehow in winter. Maybe alternate jobs or something. But it makes me think i kind of would not mind going during the winter months if I ever have the chance. I love warm weather and sunny days, but I would not mind if it was too cold to swim or stay out long, as I'd be going for only one reason of course. Also I am kind of averse to crowds, but not to the point of extreme anxiety. So I don't mind being in a crowd as long as I have chances to get away from it sometimes. Ah interesting to know about Side, thank you Swabs. It
  5. Ken's photo of a street in Ada, at night time, kind of inspired this query. I suppose many businesses in Ada fare okay in the rainy winters. Or is it sometimes possible that those businesses which rely heavily on income from tourists during the Summer months, can be harmfully effected financially? Which types of businesses usually still get good revenue even in the winter months? I am just curious about that aspect of Kus Adasi, since I've heard and read it referred to as just a "Resort Community or town". And on reading that thought to myself "surely it is a real working, living, breathing
  6. hmm what about the proverb "not (even) for all the tea in China" as something similar? Supposedly really good tea comes from China, but even if they offered that, you'd still not help them. **don't worry, Turkish tea is still my favorite!
  7. An exchanging of texts over a period of time, when you could physically be with a guy, is not really dating. Though I understand why you'd be confused. Others bring up a good point for you to ask yourself. Why would they bother to approach you, as if they are interested, but then never follow up? And that makes me wonder how a woman could even tell a man could be married, as there really are no physical indicators. Maybe next time, if you see a man who strikes your fancy, maybe you approach him and start up a chat. Im pretty sure if you are straightforward in your interest, he'll be the sam
  8. Very odd about female bank staff wearing revealing attire. In my experience, in the US, outfits similar to the ones here are usually required for female employees at banking facilities. Skirts are allowed also, but they have to be at or below the knees I would imagine. Just sharing. Also, If my voice changes when I am talking to my BF, I am usually not aware of it so it might. I would imagine though that if its a case like where its a man that means a lot to them, they might do it as a sign of trust. Sort of like crying in front of someone for the first time. Its a very personal thing and
  9. I know about Hooters restaurants. Lets just say many of the men who go there, are not really going for the chicken wings. Ive been there once many years ago, and the food is nothing to write home about. Also, I know they usually will not hire male applicants for waitstaff, but honestly don't know how Hooters gets around the legal gender discrimination issue.
  10. http://www.hurriyetd...8&NewsCatID=377 Just sharing this article in the food section of HD I found because the restaurant reminds me of a chain we have here. Except the one here is called "The Melting Pot" which you also cook your own meat chunks and sides right there at your table, but you only have the option of cooking them in oil but its known most for the fondus, really just melted cheese for veggies or whatever, then for dessert, you get melted chocolate to dip fruit into. Went there once but probably never go back. Its not that great and If I am going to pay an insane of money to
  11. Yikes Vic was that in Turkey or your home country in the UK? I'm sorry Vic but personally, i would have walked out when that Director said he didn't want a woman working in the department. His reasons were superficial and stereotypical. And really doesn't surprise me that he would also feel bigoted towards Arabs. Maybe its a good job otherwise, but I am just curious. Didn't you feel like you were still discriminated against because he "settled" on offering you the job simply because he didn't like the nationality of the other applicants who qualified? But maybe I misunderstand. I hope yo
  12. Hmm I suppose thats a nice policy for graduating University students to ensure they will find work if they are otherwise qualified. And the issue of the work experience conundrum is also felt here in the U. S. except that companies are not allowed to discriminate based on age. Most of the job descriptions I've ever read list the qualifications which is usually just required number of years of experience in the field which you are applying, paired with an appropriate diploma of course. Because most companies can't or don't want to train a new employee. Mind you, Ive given a very broad gener
  13. Thanks Saffron, I am enjoying reading these posts of how to use Turkish colloquialisms. You could get a sub forum and name it "Saffron's Colloquial Corner" or something.
  14. Since I am learning Turkish, I'll try to guess that. I think you'd have to say "Self-worth/value" Which is something like kendilik değeri ?
  15. Ive never traveled with car parts before but I have to say I kind of think you would have a problem with those on check in Considering how airports are these days.
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