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Adam vs Erkek?

Do they both mean man? Or is there a distinction I'm missing?

July 11, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Yes, they can both mean "man", but they come from different directions.

http://www.turkishdictionary.net/?word=erkek (man, male)

http://www.turkishdictionary.net/?word=adam (man, human being, person, individual)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hakanbaris1

adam=man, kadın=woman, erkek=male, kadın or dişi=female


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

adam = man, erkek = male


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eysan629

Erkek is used to emphasize the gender (male) and adam means man. Here are some examples:

Benim bebeğim erkek. (My baby is male/boy.)

Erkekler hakkında hiçbir şey bilmiyorsun. (You don't know anything about men/boys/guys.)

Bir adam beni aradı. (A man has called me.)

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