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

Does Turkish distinguish between genders?

'O' refers to both females and males, I know, but how do you distinguish between a female and a male when conversing?

For example, if you say "O bir elma yer" to a person, how do they understand whether you're talking about a girl or a boy?

Is something added to the sentence, or is it just like "them" in English can apply to both genders?

August 2, 2019

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MustafaOuz526752

We can understand pretty well by the context. And if it is not clear enough we can replace it with "that girl" or something like this

August 3, 2019

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

Okay, thanks :)

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cemile846368

If you want to specify the gender, you can replace O with the kız (girl) or oğlan (boy). For example, Kız bir elma yer. Oğlan bir elma yer. And yes, them can apply to both genders.

August 2, 2019

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

Yeah, o means he, she, it and also that. If you want to specify than you can say, instead of o, kız or erkek or kadın etc (girl, boy, woman) so yeah, it is like English "they"

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DefneErsoy5

an example:

o bi kadin

o bi adam

There is always an "O"

August 3, 2019

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

O bir kadin. She is a woman O bir adam. He is a man Bi ????

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DefneErsoy5

I dont no!

August 5, 2019
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