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German teens pick up on Turkish slang
1.       tunci
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 28 Feb 2012 Tue 11:52 am

German teens pick up on Turkish slang

German youth are now frequently using common Turkish slang words, according to a study conducted by Potsdamm University in Germany, daily Milliyet reported.
University officials listened to non-stop conversations of German teenagers (aged 14 to 17) for 48 hours and noted the integration of Turkish words into daily German language.
The words most commonly used were "valla" (honestly) and "lan" (mate or man), which is used as an extremely informal form of address among males, the study revealed.
The integration of the two languages was most apparent in regions with the largest Turkish populations, including districts of the country´s capital, Berlin.
Professor Heiser Wieker, the academic in charge of the study, said the linguistic usage was not symptomatic of a new dialect, but a simple sign of successful integration between different parts of society.


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2.       Abla
3647 posts
 28 Feb 2012 Tue 12:02 pm

When I pass the primary school yard in my home town in Finland I notice the same thing. The school is very international, 40 per cent of the pupils come from immigrant backgrounds. The biggest groups are from Iraq, Somalia and from Kurdi areas in different coutries. The boys play football against the fence and when they argue about the rules the most usual word is wallahi. And it´s not only foreigners who are using it but the blue-eyed blondes also.

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