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"Oyuncu"

Translation:Actor

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/KevanSF
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So there is no difference between actor and actress, that is, in Turkish the single world oyuncu is valid for either males or females? Is this true of all professions (doctors, teachers, lawyers, presidents, etc?)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seid.x
seid.x
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it is but there are some exceptions. and most of them are the orginally non-turkish words like "dansöz"-french- meaning "the female dancer" and "şaire"-arabic- meaning the "female poet"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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I have never heard "şaire" in Turkish. And a dansöz is a belly dancer, not any female dancer (e.g. a female dancer performing Salsa is called dansçı and not dansöz)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Akash_Polyglot

In India we speak Hindi and we use şaire for male poet and şaira for female poet

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kwalijkje
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If fırıncı is baker and fırın is oven, is oyun play?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lucaturilli

Yes, but 'game' is also oyun. I think people start to understand the logic of Turkish in the course of time.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/epingchris
epingchris
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And I actually feel that Turkish is THE most logical language that I've yet to learn :) (Esperanto probably even more, but I haven't really studied that)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OumAlwaffa

Try Arabic language it is the most logical and beautiful language I have ever learned :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FarzanFathi

I wonder why the Arabic language, which is spoken by over 200 million people in the world, doesn't have a course at Duolingo!

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Howard
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Arabic is hatching (57% done).

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FarzanFathi

That was a good piece of news. And can you give me an estimate on when the course is ready??

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moataz741019

Man .. u haven't learned Arabic .

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/epingchris
epingchris
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Well, I find the presence of grammatical gender being a minus point in "logical-ness". :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmarHafez87
OmarHafez87
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loool and why is that? :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lucaturilli

If one understands the logic of agglutination in Turkish, it gets easy.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Izzmir

Well, maybe not exactly "easy", but at least easier! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coloraday
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Can this also mean a "player" as in a "football player", please?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lucaturilli

ıf you say just 'oyuncu' people would think an actor/actress. You would say futbolcu/futbol oyuncusu to say football player.

voleybolcu/voleybol oyuncusu(volleyball player)

hokey oyuncusu(hockey player)...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

Google Translate says another translation for "actress" would be "aktris". I didn't write this because I wasn't sure if it was correct or not but would it be accepted?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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aktris is not very commonly used anymore (neither is actress as far as I have heard) but it exists and it is accepted

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eclectic1234

Especially among professional theater people, "actor" is often used in place of "actress" nowadays. A lot of feminine endings for occupations have gone out of favor in English, at least in America. You would never call a female poet a "poetess," for example, and airline stewards and stewardesses are generally called "flight attendants."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/luisetxe
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Can anyone tell me when the letter "c" is pronounced as in the English sound "cut" and when more like in the English word "chill" (which is more or less what I can listen in this sentence)? Thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

It's pronounced neither as in cut nor as in chill.

C is always pronounced like the j in jam, jack, john, jolt, jaw, jar …

Always.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoaoDSouza
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Better way c is like j in jack but c with a cedill is like ch in chill

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GregoryZak
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It's clear about gender - dansöz, aktris are not popular words. But what about the word aktör (also an obviously French borrowing, judging bu the phonetics of these three words, though their origins are deeper) versus oyuncu? Shakespeare used players for actors in his famous As You Like It quotation about the world being a stage and men and women "merely players".

1 year ago