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sevmek and begenmek
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1.       Johnk
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 30 Jun 2013 Sun 10:22 am

sevmek= to love

beğenmek= to like

 

is the basic difference above correct? If i want to say i like something or love something can I just use these two verbs?

 

2.       tunci
7149 posts
 30 Jun 2013 Sun 11:24 am

 

Quoting Johnk

sevmek= to love

beğenmek= to like

 

is the basic difference above correct? If i want to say i like something or love something can I just use these two verbs?

 

 

The basic differences are  ;

 

1. "sevmek" is a general and common verb  that we  use for almost everything  whereas  "beğenmek " you we don´t.

 

2.  "sevmek"  is much stronger feeling than "beğenmek".  

 

3.  The feeling of  " sevmek " can last longer than "beğenmek", since beğenmek is more short term liking. 

 

 

4.  "sevmek"  is used to express your love to opposite sex, to friends, to parents, relatives…

 

 

 

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3.       Johnk
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 30 Jun 2013 Sun 12:01 pm

tunci thank you so much.so sevmek is used alot more.I can use it to say i like something as well as i love something

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4.       tunci
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 30 Jun 2013 Sun 01:05 pm

 

Quoting Johnk

tunci thank you so much.so sevmek is used alot more.I can use it to say i like something as well as i love something

 

Yes, John, you can use it to say you like something as well as you love something.

 

Bu  kitabı seviyorum  ---> I love this book.  [I love this book because I like this book

 

Evimi  seviyorum  ---> I love my house. [ I like my house ]

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5.       tunci
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 30 Jun 2013 Sun 03:47 pm

 

 

Further thoughts ; 

 

 

"Sevmek " has an old turkish root   -seb  [istemek , sevmek ]

 

  " topladukumin   tutar  man , sabdükümin yiyür man " 

  

    [ bulduğumu  tutarım, sevdiğimi  yerim

 

Irk  Bitig  [ 9th century ]  

 

 

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whereas   beğenmek  comes from  - begen  / begel  

 

its root   - beg  + + In 

 

               beg  ----->  bey   ---> In old times this word was a title of  someone who was governing an area, someone who was holding power over an area.   In modern Turkish , it is a title of respect for a man.  " Ali  Bey "  ===> Mr. Ali [Gentleman Ali]

 

 

So,  this verb  [begenmek ] was used in old turkish to give something or someone a value with  power.  

 

In modern Turkish it is hasn´t got  that strong meaning. However, it is still have meaning which  we use when we give some value to something or someone  ;

 

Bu  tavrını   beğendim ---> I liked this attitude of yours.   [ by saying that, we show our appreciation and  giving value to your attitude ]

 

 Arkadaşını   beğendim ---> I liked your friend.  [ At first sight and brief meeting i liked  him/her and now i give him/ her some value ]

 

But this value  might not last long as we know him/her better.  It needs more emotions and feelings involving to make it longer.

 

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 -  you can  like  [ beğenmek] things or people  at first sight, whereas  sevmek  takes time, it needs bit more time and it last longer liking.

 

-  You like [beğenmek ] by seeing and looking at it,  whereas  you love [sevmek] with your heart and feelings. Even for simple things. 

 

For example ;   You are about to buy  a bag ;  you say ;

 

"Bu  çantayı  beğendim"  when you just before buying it.  Cos you liked its shape, or outward appearance.

 

After a while, as you are using that bag, you start liking it more with your feelings involve in it. 

 

"Bu  çantayı sevdim. İyi ki almışım  ! "   --->  I love this bag, Its good that I bought it !

 

 

Another example ;  

 

You are going to buy a house, and viewing a house, after that you say that you like it as it looked good and comfortable to you and you say  ;

 

 Evi   beğendim  ---> I liked the house. It  was good to my eyes.

 

 

 

If  you say  ;

 

Evi  sevdim  --->  I loved the house.  I felt good feelings for that house,  I liked it more  with my heart. 

 

 

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Sometimes we can´t  use "beğenmek"

 

Such as  ;

 

We can´t  say  " Çayı  beğeniyorum " Instead , we say " Çayı seviyorum"  ---> I love tea.

 

 But we can say  "I liked  the colour of this tea [you made] "

 

Çayın rengini  beğendim  --->  I liked the colour of this tea.

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In the end, with "sevmek"  more emotions and feelings involves and stronger , deeper and long -lasting liking. And it is used alot more than beğenmek.  

 

 

 



Edited (6/30/2013) by tunci

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6.       Johnk
468 posts
 30 Jun 2013 Sun 04:15 pm

Merhaba Tunci

 

Thats a great informative reply to my question.I now understand the difference.

Thank you for your help

 

John

7.       tunci
7149 posts
 30 Jun 2013 Sun 08:07 pm

 

Quoting Johnk

Merhaba Tunci

 

Thats a great informative reply to my question.I now understand the difference.

Thank you for your help

 

John

 

Rica ederim , John abi. Yardımcı olabildiysek ne mutlu bize !  Smile

 

 

 

8.       burakk
309 posts
 30 Jun 2013 Sun 11:28 pm

beğenmek is like "to fancy"

9.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 01 Jul 2013 Mon 11:15 am

"Sevmek" is a word associated with "sevgi", which philosophically is a love that leads to a complete union between the lover and the beloved (they become uniquely and inseparably dissolved in each other); it can be between a man and a woman but it can also take other forms,

allah sevgisi,         (love of god)

tabiat sevgisi,       (love of nature)

vatan sevgisi,       (love of fatherland)

bayrak sevgisi,      (love of one´s national flag)

san´at sevgisi,      (love of art)

are some examples of different forms.

As such, "sevgi" is a supreme human rank that only few mortals can attain; once attained it lasts forever.

 

So, what then is AŞK ? Any answers ?

 



Edited (7/1/2013) by AlphaF
Edited (7/1/2013) by AlphaF

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10.       Abla
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 01 Jul 2013 Mon 11:30 am

Quote: AlphaF

So, what then is AŞK ? Any answers ?

AŞK is a temporary error condition in the human brain, based on some chemical changes.

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