One of the keys to learning the Turkish language is to understand the importance and function of the verb. The stem of the verb, together with various suffixes of mode, tense, person, along with a subject and/or object, may be the equivalent of an entire English sentence. "A Dictionary of Turkish Verbs" is an aid to both the beginning and more advanced student of the language by providing approximately 1,000 verbs in context as they appear in up-to-date colloquial Turkish phrases and sentences, or short dialogues in translation. Contrasting English and Turkish ways of expression, this multipurpose dictionary also helps the English speaker avoid the most common errors - with most verbs cross-referenced to related verbs, synonyms, or antonyms, and to the broader themes or categories of meaning to which they belong. Includes an English-Turkish index and a thesaurus section (using Roget's categories) where verbs of related meaning appear together and a short reference list of verb-forming suffixes.
For students at any stage of learning the Turkish language, or for the self-motivated traveler, this unique dictionary will help open the door to greater understanding in an increasingly important area of the world.
Ralph Jaeckel is senior lecturer emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at University of California, Los Angeles. Gulnur Doganata Erciyes is assistant professor in the Department of General Cultural Courses, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey.
Acknowledgements Introduction A General Description of This Book How to Use This Book A Description of the Main Sections of This Book How the Turkish-English Dictionary of Verbs Was Compiled Bibliography Synopsis of Abbreviations and Symbols Part 1. Turkish-English Dictionary of Verbs Part 2. English-Turkish Index Part 3. Turkish Verbs by Theme [Thesaurus] 3.1 Theme Names in Alphabetical Order3.2 Bird's Eye View of Themes as Organized in 3.33.3 Turkish Verbs Classified by Theme Part 4. Proverbs in the Turkish-English Dictionary of Verbs Part 5. Turkish Verb-Forming Suffixes
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