This language is read from right to left.

Ali Smith

Senior Member
Urdu - Pakistan
Merhaba!

I pointed to something written in Hebrew and said

Bu lisan sağdan sola okunur.

A native speaker told me I should have said Bu lisan sağdan sola okunuyor.

What is the difference in meaning between the two?

Teşekkür ederim!
 
  • shafaq

    Senior Member
    Turkish
    1-Bu lisan sağdan sola okunur.= (All the times) this language is read from right to left.
    Ali Smith sağdan gider= Ali Smith (all the times)goes/walks from/by right side.

    2-Bu lisan sağdan sola okunuyor =(for this instance) this language is being read from right to left.
    (for this instance) Ali Smith is going/walking from/by right side.

    So, the first one is the correct for your context.
     

    Ali Smith

    Senior Member
    Urdu - Pakistan
    Thanks! Someone told me I should have used dil rather than lisan as nobody ever uses the latter anymore. He said I would be understood if I used it but it would sound weird.
     
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