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"Onuncu adam benim başkanım."

Translation:The tenth man is my president.

3 years ago

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"The tenth man is our president". Now I know it should have been ''my'' there in place of ''our'', but somehow ''our'' makes more sense here........

3 years ago

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Imagine a German, Frenchman, and American looking at a series of pictures. The 10th picture is of Barrack Obama. The American say "Oh, the tenth man is my president." :)

3 years ago

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Aah yeah, that scenario makes sense, thank you :-)

3 years ago

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it would be "başkanımız" then, not "başkanım" (and bizim, not benim)

3 years ago

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Duolingo said: the tenth man is my chair. That's a weird translation. It should at least be chairman.

2 years ago

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Thanks! Please use the report button in the future though :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marlarius
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I did both actually :-)

2 years ago

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Does "adam" refer only to a man, or could it be also a person (regardless of gender)? Some dictionaries in the internet translates it as "person" too, but here it was not accepted.

2 years ago

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It refers to only men, a person is "kişi/insan"

2 years ago