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Dost/Arkadaş

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I believe arkadaş is more common, because dost can also be sexual. Is that right? But shouldn't dost also be accepted, for example in the sentence "My friend came to Germany with me?". I wrote "Dostum benimle Almanya'ya geldi" and it was marked wrong. (Sorry I couldn't write this on the actual exercise, it timed me out.)

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/asiranatabey

Arkadaş is Friend. Dost like best friend or buddy ;) not a sexual word. Dost (who is your friend closer than the others)

3 years ago

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airelibre
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Ok, just that here it says "paramour; illicit male o female lover".

So should my sentence be correct?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/asiranatabey

Actually it is slung. We don't use it in that meaning much. Know it that "buddy". And your sentence should be "Arkadaşım benimle Almanya'ya geldi" ;)

3 years ago

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airelibre
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But why not "dostum"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/asiranatabey

Like i said: There's "My friend came to"...(Friend: Arkadaş. Buddy: Dost)

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airelibre
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So what do you mean by buddy? Buddy and friend are the exact same thing for me.

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https://www.duolingo.com/asiranatabey

dost is closer than the others. your best friend! Do you get it ?

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Yes, thank you. But I would still like it if the course contributors would say definitively whether or not dost should be accepted in the sentence I asked about.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bgm.sm

arkadaş is normal friend but dost is closer and best firends so gender is not important

3 years ago