"Hoşgeldiniz,hanımefendi!"

Translation:Welcome, madam!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/gluadys

In English, we would only use Mrs. (or Ms.) with a name and generally "madam" or "ma'am" when the name is unknown. Is this also the case with "hanim" and "hanimefendi"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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hanim can only be used like Mrs/Ms, hanimefendi can be used as madam or Mrs/Ms (but it is extremely polite for this purpose)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GordonRobb

In what circumstances would I use hanimfendi, and gentelmen (which I've already forgotten :) )?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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In the same as English...times that you want to formal! :) Otherwise, you would normally say "bayan"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoNeedsFixing

...the transl8ion as lady is not allowed? In other duo-sentences hanim-lady was allowed. . . :c)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexinNotTurkey
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The issue is that "Welcome, lady" sounds really awkward in English. You could definitely say "Welcome, my lady" or "Welcome , ma'am" as alternatives though :)

Strangely enough, it actually sounds sort of rude and disrespectful to me for some reason.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/el.triton
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there are more awkward sentences than "welcome, lady" in duolingo;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gluadys

Yes, to me addressing a woman as "lady" conjures up movie scenes of a disreputable cigar smoking gambler with a smirk on his face. Whereas "ma'am" evokes the neutral respect of a salesperson in a retail outlet or a waiter in a restaurant. "my lady" is very British and only intended for those who hold that title.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PFess
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I would say the same about "madam," if we're trying to capture English idioms exactly. "Welcome, madam" would be either sarcastic or rude.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoNeedsFixing

Yes... ur right. Disrespectful not 2 me but its incomplete :D True.

Thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GordonRobb

Teşekkür ederim beyefendi :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Heather431262

The translation says madam or lady - not miss

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shahrazad26

"Welcome, lady" should be accepted.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoNeedsFixing

nah he`s right - it is word by word correct n i had much fun in trying it out but it sounds bad. After all i like the word lady and for me it is nothing cheap <3

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bellapiko

I have never heard anyone say Welcome lady in the UK it can also sound rather rude better just to say Welcome and miss off the endıngs which I think are obsolete in modern day English

1 year ago
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