"Ben karımı seviyorum."

Translation:I love my wife.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/GordonRobb

so, just to check. kari - wife, karim - my wife, karimi - my wife (were she is a direct object? So karim guzel would be right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyNurington

You are correct, well done!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jdfromdublin
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Would karı/koca be used more than eş in spoken Turkish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/basak.o

I would say "eş" is a more polite word compared to karı/koca. So, I personally would rather use "eş" especially in a formal context.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nearynichole

I thought karı was a derogatory way to say wife. Is that true? I was under the impression it was rude or something...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiliumAgri

Nope. It's the normal standard word for a wife if you're actually married to that woman. You can even say "karıcığım!" to your wife affectionately.

Now if you're going about referring to women in general as things like karı or avrat or manita you definitely risk coming off a bit unsavory.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FaroukZeino
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What is the difference between "eş" and "karı"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilknr1
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"Eş" may be a male or a female, in other words a husband or a wife. But when you say "karım, karıcığım", it implies your wife.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawood_

so 'Eş' basically translates to 'spouse'?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Yup!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FaroukZeino
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Teşekkürler!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bla12341

What does karıcığım mean? Or rather: where does the -ıcık- come from?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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-CIk is the diminutive suffix. :) You can add it to many nouns to make it seems cuter, sweeter, and/or more petite :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bla12341

Oh, that's good to know haha, thank you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seanfranco

Why is there a 'ı' at the end of 'karım'

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiliumAgri

Accusative case. She's the definite direct object of your sweet lovin'.:)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyNurington

I like how you add a humourous touch to your comments, thanks for helping out the team! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seanfranco

Thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IslamSadek3
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Ben de öyle

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/o0Mira0o

Aferin, IslamSadek3 :)

1 month ago
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