Here we plan to share with you some tips and information about the Turkish language that might help you understand the dialogues in your favourite TV show better. It will hopefully help those of you who're learning our language as well.
I started doing the same thing by adding words from the notes published by the admin to my list and I still can't put a full sentence together. But I guess little by little we may learn enough to at least understand the context ...
Hehe, it should be "Kerim'le tanışmak istiyorum" or "Kerim ile tanışmak istiyorum" (eng. I want to meet Kerim).
"ile" means "with"
istiyorum= (I) want (to)
In most of Turkish sentences, the subject (I, in this sentence) is hidden, since we modify all our verbs with suffixes so that the verb includes information regarding both the tense of the verb/sentence and the subject of the sentence.
let's take "istiyorum" for example:
istiyorum is a modified verb.
"iste" is the root of the verb (want).
yor is the suffix that indicates the tense. (it is actually present continous tense. so saying "istiyorum" actually means "I'm wanting" in English.)
um is the suffix that indicates the subject (possesive suffix) (when you use "um" at the end of a verb, it means this verb belongs to first person single personal pronoun. that is the reason you don't have to use a subject in this sentence. we call that a hidden subject, since the subject of the sentence is hidden in the verb. So, saying "Ben Kerim'le tanışmak istiyorum" and "Kerim'le tanışmak istiyorum" are exactly the same, 'I want to meet Kerim', and perfectly interchangeable. Ben means "I" in English.)
also in iste-yor-um, e turns into i and becomes "istiyorum". It's just a rule, if you add "yor" suffix to a verb that ends with the vowel e. the e turns into i.
if the verb ended with the vowel a, then a would turn into "ı" (not i) when you added "yor" suffix to its end.
Hope I didn't confuse you :)
I would like to teach you more. I'm just afraid to confuse you even more. I'll have to make a plan and start with the basics I guess ^^