Let me, let us

"Let me” and “let us” complement (but are softer than) the “Imperative” (see section Imperative above):

  • For sen/siz, you use the “Imperative" form, and
  • For ben/o/biz/onlar, you use the “let me" form.

 

Stress: on the (last syllable) of the suffix

 

Suffixes:

 

person

suffix (stressed)

meaning

examples (*)

ben

-(y)eyim (2)

let me ..

göreyim = let me see

okuyayım = let me read

o

-sin (4)

let him/her/it ..

görsün = let him see

yapsın = let him do

biz

-(y)elim (2)

let us, let's

bilelim = let us know

söyleyelim = let us tell

onlar

-sin(ler) (4)

let them

Yüzsünler.

Onlar yüzsün (**).

 

(*) The personal pronoun is normally redundant, as it is already clear who the person is.

(**) -ler redundant after “yüzsün” when it is clear that the person is plural.

 

Note: The suffix -sin (4) here is stressed. This suffix also has a second meaning: to be (see section To be), which is unstressed.

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