Present Continuous tense : Negative

In this lesson, you will learn how to build Present Continuous tense : negative sentences (Şimdiki zaman : Olumsuz cümleler) in Turkish.

Present continuous tense (Şimdiki zaman) in Turkish is one of the most important Turkish Grammar topic. By learning the this tense well, you will be also learn general structure of Turkish word order.

Prerequisites of this lesson are present continuous tense and questions

Olumsuz cümleler – Negative Sentences

“-mi, -mı, -mu, -mü “ are the negative suffixes for this tense . Look at the below given picture to see the Turkish word order for negative sentences in present continuous tense

How to build negative sentences

Here is the steps to make negative sentences in Turkish present continuous tense

Take the verb root (Konuş-mak)konuş
Add appropriate negative suffix (“-mi, -mı, -mu, -mü “)konuş-mu
Add present continuous tense suffix (-yor, -iyor, -ıyor, -uyor, -üyor)Konuş-mu-yor
Finally add the appropriate personal ending (ım, im, sın, sun …..)Konuş-mu-yor-sun
Example sentences
  • Ben kitap okumuyorum.
  • I am not reading a book.
  • Ben köpek göryorum.
  • I am not seeing a dog.
  • Şu anda çalışyoruz.
  • We are not working at the moment.
  • Sana gülyorum.
  • I am not laughing at you.
  • Bebek uyumuyor.
  • Baby is not a sleeping
  • Çorba pişirmiyorum.
  • I am not cooking soup.
  • Ekrana bakmıyorsun.
  • You are not looking at screen.

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