خانە khana

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One of the most important suffixes to learn is خانە khana, which translates as dwelling or place.

It is adding after many nouns to denote place of. Thus, by learning one word you can often learn two at the same time.

خانووhouse / home
khanuu

چایtea
chai

چایخانەteahouse
chaikhana

قاوەcoffee
qawa

قاوەخانەcafe
qawakhana

کتێبbook
k'teb

کتێبخانەlibrary
k’tebkhana

سەرتاشbarber
sartaash

سەرتاشخانەbarber shop
sartaashkhana

خوێندکارstudent
khwendekar

قوتابیpupil
qutabi

قۆتابخانەschool
qotabkhana

نەخۆشsickness
nakhosh

نەخۆشخانەhospital
nakhoshkhana

شێتcrazy
shet

شێتخانەinsane asylum
shetkhana

بەندیprisoner
bandi

بەندیخانەprison
bandikhana

زیندانprison
zindan

پۆستەخانەpost-office
postakhana

فرۆکەairplane
froqa

فرۆکەخانەairport
froqakhana

چێشتfood
chest

سەمونsamun (type of bread)
samun

سەمونخانەsamun bakery
samunkhana

You may also find صەمونخانە and صەمون.