"Bugün pazar!"

Translation:Today is Sunday!

April 21, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucBE
  • 2488

Pazar = Sunday or Market. Now I wonder how to say "Sunday market"... :-) (And if Pazar is related to Bazaar)


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

Pazar is bazaar in Turkish :) Traditionally, the bazaar was on Sunday. The concept of a "Sunday market" doesn't really exist in Turkey though and every town has pazar on a different day (for example, Zonguldak, where I used to live, has them on Wednesday and Saturday. Kozlu, the next town over, has them on Monday and Thursday) :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucBE
  • 2488

Thanks. We have that too, I expect it's like that everywhere, it gives the merchants the chance to go from town to town, and sell at markets every day.

But in Zonguldak, if you were talking about next week's markets, could you differentiate between the market on Wednesday and the one on Saturday? Wednesday vs. Saturday Market? Maybe as a compound noun, then it would be çarşamba pazarı and cumartesi pazarı, right?


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

That could work. So would "pazar günündeki pazar, etc." This construction works exceptionally well for contrasting


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

I live in pratapgarh India here market is still on Sunday..intersting


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lng52-._

Are Turkish days of the week capitalized; e.g., "Pazar"? Also, when listening to translation, "pazar" sounds like "pazari".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larryjoe68

There is no real answer here to LuBE's question. I still wonder what "Sunday is market" would be in Turkish ("Pazar günü pazar" maybe?) and also what "Today is market" is in Turkish cos where I live in Turkey, Sunday is also market day and I see no differnece between saying "Today is Sunday" and "Today is market day" in Turkish! Please help!

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