Continuous 1 is the sixteenth skill in the language tree for Turkish, with five lessons about how to use and construct the continuous tense in Turkish - in other words, how to say "I am doing something."

Grammar NotesEdit

The present continuous tense is denoted using the particle -Iyor- in between the verb stem and the ending that depends on the pronoun. The only exceptions are that non-humans cannot take -lar at the end, and -dIr is not a possible ending. Sorry to any cats, trees, or cars the former may hurt.

But what's a verb stem? A verb stem depends on the verb, but it is the infinitive minus the -mAk at the end, so for istemek it is iste-; therefore, "I want this now" is (ben) bunu istiyorum, by putting together iste- + -iyor- + -um (as there's a vowel already at the end of iste-, the -e is replaced by the i of -iyor-).


Lesson 1Edit

  • yağmak = to rain/snow (add yağmur or kar before it to show which one)
  • yazmak = to write
  • kar = snow
  • yağmur = rain
  • yapmak = to do
  • almak = to get

Lesson 2Edit

  • gelmek = to come
  • gitmek = to go (stem: gid-)
  • yemek = to eat
  • içmek = to drink
  • nereye? = where to?

Lesson 3Edit

  • yürümek = to walk
  • ödemek = to pay
  • görmek = to see

Lesson 4Edit

  • istemek = to want
  • seni = you
  • beni = me
  • sevmek = to love
  • sizi = you
  • dimek = to talk
  • bilmek = to know
  • tanımak = to know (recognize)
  • beklimek = to wait

Lesson 5Edit

  • koşmak = to run
  • okumak to read
  • uyumak to sleep
  • duymak = to tell
  • söylemek = to tell


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