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"Barda yaşlı kadınlar var."

Translation:There are old women at the bar.

3 years ago

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Does Bar in Turkish mean the retail establishment that serves alcoholic beverages or the counter at which drinks are served, or both? (definition from wikipedia :-) ).

I would think only the establishment, but the English translation here would indicate the latter (in the bar vs. at the bar).

Also: this is kind of a macho sentence, isn't it? :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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both

3 years ago

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Thanks. And does the ambiguity in the English sentence also exist in Turkish? Can you tell if the establishment or the counter is meant in the sentence "Barda kadınlar var." ?

Questions, questions... :-)

3 years ago

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There is the same ambiguity in English :)

Actually, "bar" can mean a looot of things in English. It isn't just a place to drink alcohol or order alcohol, but it is also an examination for lawyers, something you can hang things off of, a place to buy non-alcoholic beverages, an architectural term, a musical term, and a scientific measurement still used by some people in the US for atmospheric pressure.

3 years ago

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Isn't the sentence actually locative?

2 years ago

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Yep "at the bar" :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ihsan57672

Why are the word in plural form instead of singular form

1 year ago

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Because it is more than one woman. No grammatical reason.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wona.dyson

it doesn't seem to accept,,,there are older women at the bar..... :0

10 months ago