• Turkish grammar
  • 1 The Turkish alphabet
  • 2 The Turkish pronunciation [0/2]
  • 3 Turkish cases [0/11]
  • 4 Turkish articles [0/1]
  • 5 Turkish nouns [0/5]
  • 6 Turkish adjectives [0/2]
  • 7 Turkish adverbs [0/11]
  • 8 Turkish pronouns [0/12]
  • 9 Turkish prepositions and postpositions [0/10]
  • 10 Verbs in Turkish [0/32]
  • 10.1 Turkish infinitive [0/2]
  • 10.2 The verb ''to be'' in Turkish (conjugation) [0/3]
  • 10.3 Turkish verb conjugation and tenses [0/12]
  • 10.4 Causative verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 10.5 Passive verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 10.6 Reflexive verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 10.7 Reciprocal verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 10.8 Modal verbs in Turkish [0/3]
  • 10.9 Auxiliary verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 10.10 Subjunctive verbs in Turkish [0/2]
  • 11 Turkish sentence structure and phrases [0/7]
  • Adverbs of place and direction in Turkish


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    The adverbs of place or direction show the place where the action of a verb is directed to.

    General rules

    1. Adverbs of place can be found as an answer to the question ''where?'' (nereye?).
    2. Adverbs of place are used without suffixes.
    3. If the adverbs of place get any suffix then they become a noun.

    Position of adverbs of place

    Adverbs of place can be found as an answer to the question ''where?'' (nereye?).

    Example dialogues:

    • Nereye gitmeliyim? (Where should I go?)
    • İçeri gitmeli miyim? (Should I go inside?)
    • Evet, içeri gitmelisin. (Yes, you should go inside.)


    • Nereye hareket ettiler? (Where did they move?)
    • Çiftliğe doğru mu hareket ettiler? (Did they move towards the farm?)
    • Evet, çiftliğe doğru hareket ettiler. (Yes, they moved towards the farm.)


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    List of adverbs of place

    Yer yön zarfları Adverbs of place
    içeri inside
    dışarı outside
    yukarı up / upstairs
    aşağı down / downstairs
    ileri forward
    geri backward
    karşı opposite
    doğru towards



    • Kedileri dışarı çıkardı. (He took the cats outside.)
    • Geri gelecek misin? (Will you turn back?)
    • Ayşe ileri eğildi. (Ayşe leaned forward.)

    How to use the adverbs of place

     Adverbs of place are used without suffixes.  When adverbs of place get a suffix then they become a noun.


    • İçeri gel. (Come inside.) yes
    • İçeriye gel. (Come inside.)no
    • İçerisi çok sıcak. (It's too hot inside.) no

    enlightenedNote: The dative (-e), locative (-de) or ablative (-den) suffixes can be used to express location in or movement from.

    • İçeriye gel. (Come inside.)yes
    • İçeride bekliyorum. (I am waiting inside.)yes
    • İçeriden geliyorum. (I am coming from inside.)yes