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"It hurts!"

Translation:Canım acıyor!

January 21, 2016

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

why is there "canım" here?


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

It's an idiomatic expression. "Canım" is kind of like "my soul". It's used in a lot of other Turkish expressions.


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

Thanks for your reply. But do you mean, whenever someone in Turkey wants to say "it hurts," he would use "canım" together with "acıyor"?


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

It can be, but doesn't have to be :)


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

Yes. they would use this or '....(where the pain is) acıyor.'

Elim acıyor: My hand hurts.

Parmağım acıyor: My finger hurts.


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

I'd love to know it too, please

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