What are Derived Adjectives?

It is possible to create adjectives out of nouns by adding certain suffixes. We call them Derived Adjectives.

If you add the suffix ‘-lı/-li/-lu/-lü’ to the end of a noun, you can make adjectives that mean ‘with ..’ or ‘dressed in ..’:

 

NounAdjective
HızSpeedHızlıSpeedy
ŞekerSugarŞekerliSugary
AkılMindAkıllıIntelligent / Clever
ŞansLuckŞanslıLucky
EtMeatEtliMeaty
SağlıkHealthSağlıklıHealthy
YağFatYağlıFatty
TuzSaltTuzluSalty
YağmurRainYağmurluRainy
GüneşSunGüneşliSunny
SisFogSisliFoggy
GüçPowerGüçlüPowerful
UmutHopeUmutluHopeful
EndişeAnxietyEndişeliAnxious

 

  • Tuzlu yemek yemeyi seviyorum. (I like eating salty foods)
  • Yağmurlu günlerde dışar çıkmam. (I don’t go out on rainy days)
  • Ahmet çok endişeli bir adamdır. (Ahmet is a really anxious man)
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