Translation of "certain" - English-Turkish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈsɜːtən/ us
NO DOUBT [ never before noun ]

B1 completely sure of something, or knowing without doubt that something is true

[ + (that) ] I feel absolutely certain that you're doing the right thing.
[ + question word ] Nobody was certain how the accident had happened.
He was quite certain about/of the thief's identity.
→ Opposite uncertain
know/say for certain

to know something without doubt

bir şeyi kesin olarak bilmek, emin olmak
We don't know for certain whether she's coming.

B1 sure to happen, to do something, or to be true

emin, kat'i
[ + (that) ] It now looks certain that she will resign.
[ + to do sth ] She is certain to do well UK in the exams/ US on the exams.
How can we make certain that (= do something to be sure that) she sees the note?
PARTICULAR [ always before noun ]

B1 used to refer to a particular person or thing without naming or describing them exactly

belli, besbelli, kaçınılmaz
The museum is only open at certain times of the day.
a certain

B2 used before a noun to mean existing, but difficult to describe the exact quality or amount

kesin, belli
He's got a certain charm.
certain of formal

used to refer to some of a group of people or things

Certain of you already know the news.

(Translation of “certain” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)