I have no choice.

Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by seitt, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Greetings,

    What is the best way to say, “I have no choice”?

    E.g. a girl with a strict father may say to her fiancé, “I want to stay with you longer but I have no choice.” How can we say this in Turkish?

    Best wishes, and many thanks,

    Simon
     
  2. ancalimon Senior Member

    Istanbul
    Turkish
    Seninle daha uzun süre kalmak istiyorum, ama başka seçeneğim yok.
     
  3. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Many thanks - is there by any chance a simpler way of saying this with, for example, a more popular word than 'seçenek'? Can we perhaps use "çare", for example?
     
  4. snoopymanatee

    snoopymanatee Senior Member

    Türkiye/Turkiye
    Türkçe/Turkish
    I would say:

    "Elimden (başka) bir şey gelmiyor."
     
  5. Rallino Moderatoúrkos

    Ankara
    Turkish
    Yes, we can.

    Başka çarem yok.
     
  6. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Thank you all so much, very helpful indeed.
     
  7. ancalimon Senior Member

    Istanbul
    Turkish
    "çare" is not the Turkic word while "seçenek" is the Turkic one. You can use both of them since they are both popular.
     
  8. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Many thanks - actually I have a strong preference for Öztürkçe, but it's important to take such considerations into account.
     

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