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1.       seheryildizidir
2 posts
 10 Sep 2012 Mon 08:21 am

Help TLC,

I have a few questions concerning the vocabulary section. While writing the vocabulary I came across various words that has the same meaning or either the definition was not conclusive.

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For example akıl = mind

The definition doesn’t list examples.

 “Do you mind if I smoke” or “The person has changed their mind”

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Same issue with:  geri = back

                         arka= back

“Is it the back of the house” or “the back of her head”

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Another issue is what the difference is between:      eş= spouse

                                                                       hanim= wife

                                                                        kari= wife

When do you use hanim, when do you use kari and when do you use eş

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Lastly:

when to use uygun= appropriate

when to use yerinde= appropriate

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Can someone please provide some examples of how and when to use the different words listed above?

 

Thank you so much for your help and your time.

Sağol

kendine iyi bak

Şirin

2.       ferdinand
15 posts
 10 Sep 2012 Mon 04:49 pm

 

Quoting seheryildizidir

Help TLC,

I have a few questions concerning the vocabulary section. While writing the vocabulary I came across various words that has the same meaning or either the definition was not conclusive.

Maybe this link helps you because it has Turkish descriptions of every word with Turkish examples.

http://www.tdk.gov.tr/index.php?option=com_gts&view=gts

 

For example akıl = mind

The definition doesn’t list examples.

 “Do you mind if I smoke”  mind: meaning is used as “aldırmak, aldırış etmek”

or “The person has changed their mind”  mind: fikir, düşünce

But as you said “akıl” also means mind too. 

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Same issue with:  geri = back

                         arka= back

“Is it the back of the house” or “the back of her head” for both you can use “arka”, geri seems wrong ,because geri also has “backward” meaning.

You should not look back while driving. You may use “geri and arka” on this sentence.

Dont come back! Geri gelme. You cant say “arka gelme” here  

 

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Another issue is what the difference is between:      eş= spouse you can use it for formal or informal things. Eş means supouse ,wife,partner so I suggest you to use this one because it fits to everywhere J 

                                                                       hanim= wife When you want to say Mrs/Miss you can use hanım. You can also use it for this kinda sentence “My wife and I will planning to do …” or you can use “hanım” As describing the best ways of a woman like a role model woman or proper one.   

                                                                        kari= wife It sounds more slang but its not actually. It was used on wedding ceremonies but lately its changed now they are using “eş” mostly. Before that they were saying - I declare you “karı-koca”- now they only use “eş” (I mean registrar says). It is not mostly used by anyone. But as a slang word u can use it. Such as “Effiminate/sissy “ karı kılıklı   

When do you use hanim, when do you use kari and when do you use eş

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Lastly:

when to use uygun= appropriate uygun: proper,fit,conformable

when to use yerinde= appropriate  yerinde : adequate,enough,sufficient

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Can someone please provide some examples of how and when to use the different words listed above?

 

Thank you so much for your help and your time.

Sağol

kendine iyi bak

Şirin

 

My try,

Just check the website that i wrote. If you have any question I can try to help .

Well if I made a mistake please guys correct me

Bye.

 

3.       caliptrix
3055 posts
 10 Sep 2012 Mon 09:17 pm

Try using dictionaries "cross" form. I mean if you look up for a word English -> Turkish, then just check it by looking up Turkish -> English. So you may have at least a little idea.

Then you may search it on Google. You can see different usages of the word.

You can search the Turkish word of Turkish Language Organization (Türk Dil Kurumu - TDK) dictionary and see the example usages on sentences, on this link.



Edited (9/10/2012) by caliptrix

4.       ferdinand
15 posts
 10 Sep 2012 Mon 09:46 pm

 

Quoting caliptrix

Try using dictionaries "cross" form. I mean if you look up for a word English -> Turkish, then just check it by looking up Turkish -> English. So you may have even a little idea.

Then you may search it on Google. You can see different usages of the word.

You can search the Turkish word of Turkish Language Organization (Türk Dil Kurumu - TDK) dictionary and see the example usages on sentences, on this link.

 

I agree the cross check but I dont suggest you to use Google because most of the times it diverts you to a wrong direction specially for Turkish. 

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