In some cases Çocuklar can be animals too
how is "boy" in turkish?
"boy" is either "erkek çocuk" or "oğlan" :)
is there any difference between these 2?
Nope, although the former is a bit more common if you are trying to specifically point out the gender of the child.
I also heard oğl been used instead of oğlan. Is that correct?
In daily language we usually only say "çocuk" when we talk about a boy.
that's the answer i gave to çocuk to see if it works but it was wrong :P
i think it must have been accepted because that's the word we use for 'boy' nowadays. oğlan is usually preferred by older people/generation. young people normally use it only when they talk about romantic relationships.
is it wrong if u use çocuk for a girl? (female child)
no it would be correct if you use it for a child. it doesn't suggest any gender for children.
What is the difference between erkek and adam? Because here they are both translated to 'man'. In which situation do you use what?
"adam" is used more to refer to an individual. "erkek" is used more to distinguish gender if you are contrasting.
"Adam" translates as "man" whereas "erkek" means "male" (used in reference to the masculine gender).
c is not pronounced as ch, it is like a soft g as in "general" or j in "jar"
Here, have some IPA: /t͡ʃɔ.ˈd͡ʒuk.laɾ̥/
Cant understand IPA ..i want to learn about is..is there anyway...where i can learn IPA method
I hear it like "Choh-jook-lar"
Thank you! That was my question :)
you are welcome. ç is like ch though, as in chair :) just keep in mind
I have a suggestion, what do you think to put the roots of the words with the meaning of the words, it will be easier for us to remember the words and relate them together.
About the pronunciation: this word is spoken very quickly, just as çocuk (singular). Is it just the way this particular woman pronounces it, or is it always so short and snappy?
It sounds like çöcüklar or I am the only one heard like this?
can I choose
" the childern " or
"chlidern" as well ?