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"Herkes bu gemide."

Translation:Everybody is on this ship.

3 years ago

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I put "Everybody is on this boat." which was marked wrong. Does Turkish have a strong difference between boat and ship? If so, would I use "vapur" for boat, or which word? Thanks in advance. :)

3 years ago

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Ship is larger than boat, I think that is why your answer is marked wrong.

In Turkish, ship: gemi
boat: "bot" or "tekne" or "kayık"

vapur is more like ferry.

3 years ago

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That makes sense. In English, we'd say that ships and ferries are both kinds of boats. Are a "gemi" and a "vapur" both "botlar," "tekneler" or "kayıklar"?

3 years ago

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No, in Turkish "gemi" or "vapur" are large vehicles while "bot" and "kayık" are somewhat smaller. "tekne" is a bit larger, but still smaller than the first two. So they are different.

3 years ago

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Okay, thanks!

3 years ago

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I completely understand the above discussion, but boat is an accepted translation for "gemi" in other sentences in this lesson... "Gemiyi kaçırmak istemiyorum." and "Onun oğlun çok büyük bir gemisi var."

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FiYWR6EB58evZVM52

Is this just context we have to memorize somehow? Just wondering about the consistency :)

1 year ago

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on this boat should be accepted as well

3 months ago