Paj-Puj: The Postposition <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >ئەتراپىدا</span>

The Postposition ئەتراپىدا

ئەتراپىدا» تىركەلمىسى»

The word ئەتراپىدا, literally meaning "in its surroundings", is often used in its standard role to express precisely this - for example, جوزىنىڭ ئەتراپىدا means "around the table". However, when placed after cardinal numbers or cardinal numbers and their corresponding measure words, ئەتراپىدا acts as a postposition and denotes an approximate quantity, being used in a manner analogous to the English "around".

Let's arrive at around nine.
.سائەت توققۇز ئەتراپىدا بارايلى

See also: 29.7.5


  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Frederick De Jong, "A Grammar of Modern Uyghur". Houtsma Stichting: Utrecht, 2007. (p. 93)
  3. 吾买尔·阿皮孜, "基础维吾尔语"。新疆教育出版社: 乌鲁木齐, 2008。 (p. 135)
  4. 马德元 塔西普拉提 乌买尔, "大众维语(下)"。新疆大学出版社: 乌鲁木齐, 1997。 (p. 236)