dığı sürece / dıkça in Turkish (süresince, boyunca)

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In this grammar lesson you will learn some similiar and confused suffixes with super images! dıkça in Turkish and -dığı sürece in Turkish. You’ll learn differences between them. And also you’ll learn what is the süresince and boyunca in Turkish. 

SUFFIX: dikçe / dukça / dükçe / dıkça in Turkish

dıkça - dığı sürece - süresince - boyunca in Turkish

1. Meaning Of –dıkça -dikçe -dukça -dükçe: While the verb is happening, another something else is happening too. And this states, happens constantly, often, constantly. In other words, we understand that this didn’t happened only once. It’s happened before and before (many times)

And each time, while this is happening, the other thing is happens too. Maybe this two situations happens at the same time, maybe right after or maybe a little after. Don’t forget the the two situations are connected to each other. The realization of the second situation depends on the occurrence of the first situation. As long as the first situation (the verb takes the suffix -dıkça, -dikçe) is repeated, the second situation is repeated at the same time or just after it. As you can see, 1 verb is like a condition for the 2nd verb.

dıkça - dığı sürece - süresince - boyunca in Turkish

dıkça - dığı sürece - süresince - boyunca in Turkish

dıkça - dığı sürece - süresince - boyunca in Turkish

2. Meaning Of -dıkça -dikçe -dukça -dükçe: We also use this suffix to indicate that a verb increases or decreases over time. But this verb decreases or increases over time depending on something!!! I mean, its decrease or increase over time depends on “another verb”! Think of this verb as its condition. Here, we use the suffix -dıkça, -dikçe, -dukça, -dükçe at the end of the verb which is a condition for second verb. The verb with the this suffix is a condition for the second verb.

dıkça - dığı sürece - süresince - boyunca in Turkish

SUFFIX: dığı sürece / dığı süre boyunca in Turkish

Indicates the entire period of time (the entire time period) during which the verb occurred. It emphasizes the time of the verb from beginning to end. A certain time period is mentioned. Until that verb begins and ends (that is, as long as it continues), another verb arises. While the verb with the -dığı sürece, -dığı süre boyunca suffix is experienced, the second verb is also experienced. Both verbs continue in parallel during the same time.

Sometimes, it has a conditional meaning. The verb with the suffix -dığı sürece, -dığı süre boyunca is a condition for the other verb. You should note that this suffix does not mean that verb happened more than one like the first suffix we talked about.

dıkça - dığı sürece - süresince - boyunca in Turkish

What is the Difference Between -dıkça and -dığı sürece?

-dıkça: It is emphasized that the verb is repeated many times (more than once). The 2nd verb occurs immediately after the verb, after a while, or at the same time.

-dığı sürece: Here, the emphasis is placed on the entire time, the entire duration of the action. Emphasis is placed on the time from the beginning to the end of the verb. The 1st verb and the 2nd verb happen at the same time.

If you still have questions about vowel and consonant harmony you can click this lessons to make it clear: Turkish Consonant Harmony, Turkish Vowel Harmony.


WORDS: süresince, boyunca in Turkish

Both of these words just like -dığı sürece in Turkish. Indicates time. It means “during …” The suffixes you learned in the 2 titles above are used at the end of the verbs. But the words süresince and boyunca which we will talk about in this title, are used at the end of nouns and as a separate word. So these are not suffixes, they are words! And these two words have the same meaning. You can use them interchangeably.

Film süresince/boyunca kimse dışarı çıkmadı.

(No one went out during the movie.)

Sınav süresince/boyunca konuşmak yasaktı.

(It was forbidden to talk during the exam.)

You see that we used these words right after nouns (sınav=exam, film=movie).

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