Grammar Appendix

Practical Introduction to the Past Tense

Turkish verbs end with the suffix -mek (-mak). To conjugate the verb in the past tense, drop this suffix and replace it with the -ti / -di suffix according to the table below:

yapmak - to do

(ben) yaptım I did (biz) yaptık we did
(sen) yaptın you did (siz) yaptınız you did (formal)
(o) yaptı he did (onlar) yaptılar they did