To combine two sentences with “that", such as:
- "I know” + “The door is open, into: “I know that the door is
Turkish provides the word
- Biliyorum ki kapı açık = I know that the door is open.
- "ki” can also be used to mean “so that", or “with the
result that". Examples:
- Gelsin ki görsün = he should come so that he see it = He should come
and see it.
- Anahtarı çevir ki kapı açılsın = Turn the key so that the door is
- Another “ki” (1) (stressed) is a suffix, and means “that of".
Example: benimki = that of mine, masanınki = that of the table.
- A fourth “ki” (1) (not stressed), means “but", but only at the
end of negative sentences. Example: Söylemedim ki! = But i didn't say (it). Yok ki! = But
there isn't, or, But it isn't there.
However, the function of combining two sentences in
this way to express “... that” is almost always constructed as shown in the
following section, and not using “ki”.