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

Takar VS. Giyer

When do we use 'takar' and when do we use 'giyer'? Both show up as an option for 'wear', but my answer almost always turns out to be wrong anyway.

So which one should be used and in what situations?

August 4, 2019

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergei49

I suppose “takmak" is more useful for accessory items like glasses, watch, bracelet, etc. and “giymek” for clothes.

August 4, 2019

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

I congratulate our friend named Sergei49. These two verbs stem from the difference in use between garments and accessories.

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergei49

Teşekkürler, but how do you treat hats? As a garment or an accessory?

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ada103274

If you are talking about a hat that you wear in cold (beanie etc.) you may say "giymek". But ,it wouldn't sound strange if you always use "takmak", on the other hand it really sounds wrong when you say "giymek" to certain types of hats. So stick with "takmak". "Eldivenler giyilir,şapkalar takılır." if you did understand that sentence , you are good to go.

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergei49

So, as I understood the frontier lies between a necessety (for survival) and an adorment (for fun). Thus if it’s a necessety you “giymek" it and if it’s an adorment than you use “takmak”. Have I got it right?

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ada103274

Not always. I think it's not about what you wear but about how you wear. As a native it's instinctive for me but I find it difficult to explain. But If you can wear a hat with a single hand it's probably "takmak". If you wear the hat with two hands also give some effort to it , just like a shirt , you may use "giymek".

But as I said , it is not always like that. You can use "takmak" with all hats , however "giymek" goes for only small % of hats. Also you use "sarmak" for turbans (imam's hat) or use "bağlamak" for headscarf. In short; "takmak" is always true unless you are wrapping something.

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergei49

Çok teşekkür ederim! It’s really clearer for me now.

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ada103274

Önemli değil, ben teşekkür ederim.

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ethem.Alp

You can use both. I have just pronounced it to myself and both makes equal sense.

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Furkan8k

If it covers your body we use "giymek" but if it is not we use "takmak". The verb "takmak" is also used like equipping something(like accessories and weapons).

Pantolonunu giy. = Wear your pants.

Kemerini tak. = Wear your belt.

August 6, 2019
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