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Erkek or Adam

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Are erkek and adam used interchangeably or does erkek means that the man is ... but adam does not?

2 years ago

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According to Turkish Language Society, Adam: 1.human 2.male person (erkek kişi) Erkek: Adult man (yetişkin adam) But pratically we usually use adam as adult man and erkek as gender.

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Thanks!

2 years ago

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Adam = Man / Human being

Erkek = Grown Man / Man / Guy

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hudsonphi

Just in the context can change the meaning,

Erkek ol - be a man!

Adam ol - be a humam! Be a person! be strong...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fatty.Lumpkin

Thanks for this! I was wondering this myself for some time! :)

2 years ago
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