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meaning of napcan
1.       beaton30
73 posts
 25 Jun 2012 Mon 04:41 pm

I´ve seen the word ´napcan´ a few times on this site and each time it has been translated to English in a different way:


what can we do about it

why do you want to ...

what will you do with ...


Can someone please explain the possible meanings of ´napcan´ and which words, if any, it is derived from.



2.       Jaydee
9 posts
 25 Jun 2012 Mon 04:49 pm

napcan is non-standard form of Ne yapacaksın ? which normally means "What are you going to do?"


In spoken Turkish napçan / naaapcan / naapçan means


1) What will you do ? / What are you going to do ?

2) Why do you ask ?


For example :


Nereye gidiyorsun ? = Where are you going ?

Answer : Naapcan ? = Why ? Why do you ask ? Why do you care where I am going ? What´s it to you ?

It can be okay or rude depending on your tone of voice.



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3.       beaton30
73 posts
 25 Jun 2012 Mon 05:14 pm

Thanks Jaydee that explains it very well.

Edited (6/25/2012) by beaton30

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