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"Karadeniz Bölgesi"

Translation:The Black Sea Region

February 9, 2016

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

uhm, it's a little bit late but what is the difference between kara and siyah?


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

they both mean black, but siyah is more commonly used. This is a proper name, so you cannot replace it with a synonym.


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

I usually encounter the words ak and kara while reading Wikipedia articles on Turkish history. Are they like an older word for beyaz and siyah respectively?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NezihD
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This is coming from pre-Islamic Turkic. The directions were named as Kara(Black)=North, Ak(Beyaz)=South, Kızıl(Red)=East, Mavi-Yeşil(Blue-Green)=West. Mediterranean sea is called Akdeniz in Turkish. Red sea is also named by Turks.


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

They are and they are still used in some set phrases. They are pretty common in geographical place names as well.


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

Also reminds me of kara mustafa, hehe thank you very much for the explanation


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/9of16

Doesn't kara literally mean shadow?


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    Kara - Black

    Shadow - Gölge


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

    Yaa ingilizler şu karadenizden ne çıkarıyonuz


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JerodKlein1

    "Region" is capitalized?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/padm915118

    The audio sounded like perdeniz to me

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