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"Erkek çocuk"

Translation:Boy

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Arkadios200
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Nominally, the Turkish word for "boy" would by oğlan...

BUT these days it has the connotation of "catamite". I'll leave what that means as an exercise for the reader.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RichieMB
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You just ruined "Deli Oğlan" forever.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/headache_booth

....Oh.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rashtrakut
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When do you need to add Erkek?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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Erkek is used to distinguish gender. "çocuk" just means "child"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Onnodb

So would "girl" be "kız çocuk"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emel_Bilgin

Yes, 'kız çocuk' (actually it is more common to say 'kız çocuğu') means girl. Conversely, 'girl' means both 'kız' (not necessarily a child) and 'kız çocuğu'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Onnodb

Thanks, that helps :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aileen_R7

interesting!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/victoriasw469615

No

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rashtrakut
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Thank you, It was not clear in the lesson

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arslan934

I wrote "man child" it said it is wrong it "man boy"

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laorphan

You need to signify whether the child is male or female, therefore "erkek çocuk" would just mean boy, not "man child," although hysterical.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob354387
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I agree. Man child is a real, if somewhat archaic usage in English

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sporks5000

I entered "male child" and it accepted it for me.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shamshoomi
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I think what you were trying to attempt was "male child", as erkik is used to indicate man and male!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/suanyang
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so it basically means "male child"

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Akash_Polyglot

I does not meat man's child ..please help me why this could not meant that

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sareh469644

Thanks

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HdaSleyman

erkek means man and male is that weight?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Terasaki

Is there a difference between ‘A male child’ and ‘A little boy’? I would have said a little boy.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simon427206

a little boy would be 'küçük bir erkek çocuk', A little boy in normally, maybe, under 10 years in English. But a 2 metre tall 15 year old is still a boy

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MoslehHass

i think its refer to a little boy only

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simon427206

The audio sounds like erkek cocugu to me.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sondos_diab

I wrote " children man", i thought it means that the brain of this man still childish

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simon427206

We do often say in English 'man child' for this type of man you describe, but the Turkish is definitely 'boy'

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sondos_diab

aha, tamam

1 week ago

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