• 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]
  • Nominative case in Turkish


    1. Multiple choice exercise on the nominative case Score -/-

    İn the nominative case, the nouns have no suffix except the plural suffixes (-ler, -lar).

    When to use the nominative case?

    Nouns in the nominative case usually act as the subject or the indefinite object in the items of the sentence. The subject and the indefinite object can be found as an answer to the questions 'Kim?' (Who?) and 'Ne?' (What?)

    The nominative case with the plural form

    When the last vowel of the noun is one of the following vowels ( -a ,- ı, -o, -u ), the '-lar' suffix is used and when the last vowel of the noun is one of the vowels (-e,- i, -ö, -ü ) the '-ler' suffix is used. 

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    Example table of the plural nouns in the nominative case

    Word Singular Plural
    çiçek (flower) çiçek (flower) çiçekler (flowers)
    okul (school) okul (school) okullar (schools)


    • Yumurtalar hazır. The eggs are ready.
    • Pencereler çok pis. The windows are very dirty.

    Example dialogues

    Example as 'subject'

    • Pencereyi kim açtı? Who did open the windows?
    • Adam pencereyi açtı. The man opened the window.

    Example as 'indefinite object'

    • Her sabah ne yerim? What do I eat every morning?
    • Her sabah elma yerim. I eat an apple every morning.