Formation of Degree of Equality in Turkish
The degree of equality is obtained by the use of kadar [Lit: "its amount"] as
Londra İstanbul kadar güzel. London is as beautiful as Istanbul.
Mehmet Ali kadar zengin. Mehmet is as rich as Ali.
Kar kadar beyaz. As white as snow.
Negative Equality in Turkish
The negative comparison is marked by the use of değil is not placed after the comparison.
Londra İstanbul kadar güzel değil. London is not as beautiful as Istanbul.
Ayşe Deren kadar boylu değil. Ayşe is not as tall as Deren.
Formation of Degree of Comparison in Turkish
This comparison is made by using daha more and suffixing the object being compared with dan or den from
thus giving the sense than in the comparison.
Mehmet Ali'den daha zengin. Mehmet is richer than Ali.
İstanbul Londra'dan daha güzel. Istanbul is more beautiful than London.
Demir sudan daha ağır. Iron is heavier than water.
Negative of Comparison in Turkish
The Negative First Degree Comparison uses daha az less(er)
Londra İstanbul'dan daha az meşgul. London is less busy than İstanbul.
Bulmacalar Türkçe derslerden daha az ilginç. Crosswords are less interesting than Turkish lessons