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"How are you, sir?"

Translation:Nasılsınız, beyefendi?

January 13, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/albiontg

Why can't it be 'Nasilsin, beyefendi? It doesn't clearly state that it is plural.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeteUlku

You say sir so it has to be a formal sentence. Nasılsın is informal, as example you can say it to your friends but you can say Nasılsınız to your teacher, boss etc. as a formal sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MuhammadSRashed

What is wrong with "Beyim"?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeteUlku

Actually "Beyim" was used beforetime. There were villages and those villages had landlords, landowners ("(köy) ağa(sı)"). A non-landowner person could call them "beyim". Besides, beforetime (you can still hear people say it but young couples don't) women call their husbands "beyim".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MuhammadSRashed

Actually, I heard it in TV shows; like people calling police officers or a journalist talking to a businessman. I also heard in historical shows like "diriliş" so I thought it could be a common expression.


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

mostly outdated (therefore in diriliş)


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

this is very informal, you cannot say it to someone who you call "sir"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ehsan_Mehmed

alright, thank you very much

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