istəmək

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic истәмәк
Roman istəmək
Perso-Arabic ایسته‌مک

Etymology[edit]

From Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (istämäk), Proto-Turkic *īŕ-te-, ultimately a derivation of Proto-Turkic *īŕ (trace). See more at Turkish istemek.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [istæˈmæk]
  • (Absheron) IPA(key): [istæˈmæj], [istæˈmej]
  • (Tabriz) IPA(key): [istæˈmɑχ]

Verb[edit]

istəmək

  1. (transitive) to want
    Sən isti yoxsa soyuq çay istəyirsən?
    Do you want hot tea or cold?
  2. (transitive) to love
    O bizim son beşiyimiz idi. Atam onu çox istəyirdi.
    He was the youngest of us. My father loved him a lot.
  3. (transitive) to desire, to be in love
    قیز ایستمک نه یامان پیس شئیدی
    qız istəmək nə yaman pis şeydi
    what a terrible thing it is to be in love with a girl
  4. (transitive) to ask for, to request [+ablative]
    Ondan bir stəkan su istədim.
    I asked him/her for a glass of water.
    O adamdan heç vaxt heç nə istəmə.
    Never ask that person for anything.

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