Paj-Puj: The Particle <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >دە|تە</span> to Express Surprise

The Particle دە|تە to Express Surprise

ھەيرانلىق بىلدۈرىدىغان «دە|تە» يۈكلىمىسى

The particle دە|تە may be attached to the end of a sentence to express the speaker's surprise upon learning something new or coming to a realization. Very often, this occurs together with the indirect mood, which is naturally appropriate in such situations.

So that's how it is.
.شۇنداق ئىكەن ـ دە

So you were never in love with me.
.سەن مېنى ياخشى كۆرۈپ باقماپسەن ـ دە

So Dolkun's come as well!
!دولقۇنمۇ كەپتۇ ـ دە

So she's swindled me.
.ئۇ مېنى ئالداپتۇ ـ دە

So he didn't go to school.
.ئۇ مەكتەپكە بارماپتۇ ـ دە

Hey, you've really done a good job of this!
!بۇ ئىشنى سىز راسا ئوبدان قىلىپسىز ـ دە

So you can fix computers as well!
!سەن كومپيۇتېرنىمۇ رېمونت قىلالايدىكەنسەن ـ دە

So you're planning to follow this course as well?
سىزمۇ بۇ كۇرسقا قاتناشماقچى بولۇپسىز ـ دە؟


  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Frederick De Jong, "A Grammar of Modern Uyghur". Houtsma Stichting: Utrecht, 2007. (p. 209-210)
  3. Hämit Tömür, "Modern Uyghur Grammar" (translation by Anne Lee). Yıldız: Istanbul, 2003. (p. 496)
  4. Reinhard F. Hahn, Ablahat Ibrahim, "Spoken Uyghur". University of Washington Press: Seattle, 1991. (p. 118)
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