Accusative Case

What is the Accusative Case?

Nouns that are affected by the action of a verb use the accusative case. This case is used to show the definite object of a verb. The accusative case can be found by answering the questions “Kimi” meaning “who” and “neyi” meaning “what”.

 

After words ending in vowelsyı/yi/yu/yü
After words ending in consonantsı/i/u/ü

 

  • Ayşe gazete okuyor – Ayşe is reading (a) book.
  • Ayşe gazeteyi okuyor – Ayşe is reading the book.

 

  • Ben brokoli yemek istemiyorum – I don’t want to eat broccoli.
  • Ben brokoliyi yemek istemiyorum – I don’t want to eat the broccoli.

 

  • Ahmet sandviç istiyor – Ahmet wants a sandwich.
  • Ahmet sandviçi istiyor – Ahmet wants the sandwich.

 

Proper Nouns

Don’t forget to use the apostrophe with proper nouns:

 

  • Dün Mehmet’i gördün mü? – Did you see Mehmet yesterday?
  • Can Selin’i seviyor – Can loves Selin

 

Using with Pronouns

Personal Pronouns can also be followed by the Accusative case:

Personal PronounsModified Pronouns
BenBeni (Me)
SenSeni (You)
OOnu (Him/Her/It)
BizBizi (Us)
SizSizi (You)
OnlarOnları (Them)

 

  • Seni seviyorum – I love you.
  • Bizi sakın unutma – Don’t ever forget us.
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