Turkish Nouns

Introduction

There are six grammatical cases.

  • Genitive (case of ownership): -in/-ın/-un/-ün
  • Accusative (direct objects of a verb - "the"): -i/-ı/-u/-ü
  • Dative (case of movement towards - "to"): -a/-e
  • Locative (case of place - "in", "on", "at"): -da/-de or -ta/-te
  • Ablative (case of movement away): -dan/-den or -tan/-ten

Example
Evde (In home)
Eve (to the home)
Evden (away from the home)

-im and -iniz endings

When put on the end of nouns, then ending -im can mean my and -iniz can mean your.

Example

Your jacket is black. Ceketini siyah
What's your name? Adınız ne?
This is your blouse. Bluzunuz bu
Your milk is cold. Sütünüz soğuk
My jacket is nice. Ceketim güzel
My name is Ali. Adım Ali
This is my passport. Bu pasaportum
My hairdresser is good Kuaförüm iyi
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