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"Eski müdür yaşlıydı."

Translation:The former director was old.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TobiasKliem

The best explanation I saw somewhere is to think of the opposites: the opposite of eski is "new", the opposite of yaşlı is "young".

3 years ago

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I thought the difference betwen eski and yaşlı was that eski was for things and yaşlı was for people, so how can the müdür here be both eski AND yaşlı?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiliumAgri

Not old as in age, but old as in "former."

3 years ago

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Ah! Makes sense.

3 years ago

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Is there another word that would be translated as "elderly" or could I use yasli for elderly as well?

1 year ago

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it is both :)

1 year ago