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"Cumartesi haftanın altıncı günü."

Translation:Saturday is the sixth day of the week.

May 30, 2015



Is this how Turkish people see it? Ie. Monday is the start of the week?


Interesting, does the Monday-Friday workweek not cause problems for the religious when it comes to the cuma prayers?


Turkey is a secular country, things are not arranged according to religious matters (at least they are not supposed to). Some employers may let the employees go to the Friday prayers as it is anyway around lunch time.


America is secular too! And so is most of Europe but since majority of their population considers Sunday as their religious holiday it is being observed as such.


What does the second "ü" in "günü" represent?


It's part of the possessive/genitive form; Saturday is the sixth day 'of the week'. The genitive suffix is added to the possessor (in this case 'week', as it "owns" the Saturday), so week it becomes hafta (week) + n (buffer consonant) + ın (genitive suffix). As day is the possesee (it is "owned" by the week), it gets the third person possessive suffix, so gün (day) + ü (possessive suffix). Hope that helps!


actually saturday is the seventh day of the week.


In Chinese, Saturday is literally called "the sixth day of the week".


It depends where you are :) In Europe and Turkey, it is the sixth.


Depends on religion and personal preference too.


Maybe in muslim Turkey (Asia minor), but not in judaeo-christian "Europe". E.g. the names of the days in Portuguese .


Or Russian. In fact, even two Turkish names for the days of the week show that numbering system of starting with Sunday: çarşamba and perşembe, which go back to the numbers four and five.


Both of which are Persian loan words which means that the order of days of the mentioned days are according to Persian calendar which should make Saturday the seventh day of the week.


In the Netherlands Sunday is the first day of the week.


This may sound silly, but can haftanin cumartesi be accepted as well?


Belgium also sees Monday as the start of te week.

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