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"Birkaç kadın denizde yüzüyor."

Translation:A few women are swimming in the sea.

2 years ago

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I translated this as "A few women are swimming in the ocean" and was told i should actually have said "sea." are the words different in Turkish? I've seen them as basically the same in English.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ymoudallal

Was birkaç means many ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samiwise
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No,it means ''some'',or ''a few''.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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"birçok" is the one that means "many".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AsadKhaja
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can't this mean "a few women swim in the sea"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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This course generally translates English present simple with the Turkish aorist, so "swim" = yüzer rather than yüzüyor.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/obada.qawwas

Don't you think it must be woman because you wrote kadın!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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In English, we use the plural with "a few", unlike Turkish which uses the singular.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EhabMohey92

I think any word starts with bir.. should be used with a singular noun after, dogru mu ?

1 year ago