Paj-Puj: The Particle <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >كىن</span> as an Expression of a Wrong Impression

The Particle كىن as an Expression of a Wrong Impression

خاتا تەسىراتنى بىلدۈرىدىغان «كىن» يۈكلىمىسى

Coupled with an interrogative form and the verb دېمەك in the indirect simple past tense, the particle كىن can create a structure analogous to the English "thought that..., but...", which conveys a wrong past impression.

I had thought that he was a man, but it turned out that he was a woman.
.مەن ئۇنى ئەر كىشىمىكىن دەپتىمەن، ئەسلىدە ئۇ ئايال ئىكەن

We had thought that he was a hero, but he turned out to be a traitor.
.بىز ئۇنى قەھرىمانمىكىن دەپتىمىز، ئەسلىدە ئۇ بىر خائىن ئىكەن


References

  1. Personal research/experience