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bwac14

Senior Member
English-US
Merhaba,

I told someone:
Mühendislik okuyorum. Ne okuyorsun?

And they replied:
Ben de moleküler biyoloji okuyorum.

My question is why did they use "ben de" if they are studying something different? Doesn't "ben de" mean "I'm also..." ? We are studying different things.

Çok teşekkürler
 
  • misi2991

    Senior Member
    Turkish
    "Ben de..." also translates to "And I...". You can ignore it here. By the way, your omitting "sen" from "ne okuyorsun?" doesn't sound right in this dialogue. You should say "Sen ne okuyorsun?".
     

    elroy

    Imperfect mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    "Ben de..." also translates to "And I...".
    Would it work in these examples?

    - I want a goldfish.
    - And I want a hamster.

    - I think he was wrong.
    - And I think you were wrong.

    - I helped him with the cooking.
    - And I washed the dishes.
     

    psikolog

    New Member
    Turkish
    Would it work in these examples?

    - I want a goldfish.
    - And I want a hamster.

    - I think he was wrong.
    - And I think you were wrong.

    - I helped him with the cooking.
    - And I washed the dishes.
    Yes, it works

    I think in these sentences there is agreement also. but it is a different kind that happens usually in "me too" sentences.
    the thing is, for instance in:
    "- I want a goldfish.
    - And I want a hamster." they both want a pet. or they may want a hobby if you like

    "- I think he was wrong.
    - And I think you were wrong." here both expressing personal thought

    I'm not sure if I can explain myself but I hope you'll understand my point
     

    RimeoftheAncientMariner

    Senior Member
    Turkish-Turkey
    Merhaba,

    I told someone:
    Mühendislik okuyorum. Ne okuyorsun?

    And they replied:
    Ben de moleküler biyoloji okuyorum.

    My question is why did they use "ben de" if they are studying something different? Doesn't "ben de" mean "I'm also..." ? We are studying different things.

    Çok teşekkürler
    Merhaba,

    i guess it's like

    i am studying engineering and yourself?

    I ( too am a student just like you ) , and i am studying Molecular Biology.
     
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