Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

"Gri geceler."

Translation:Gray nights.

3 years ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Relysis-chan

I guess "gri" comes from French "gris"? Funny how it's surprisely (a little bit) easier to learn turkish when you speak French :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
mizinamo
  • 20
  • 17
  • 16
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2

Yes, it does, and yes, it is - especially once you get used to spelling everything phonetically! (My favourite is enstrüman for French instrument.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Darwin1871
Darwin1871
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
  • 8
  • 5
  • 5
  • 2

Interesting and helpful. Are there more examples?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paluure
Paluure
  • 9
  • 7
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2

"Chateu" and "Şato" "Coiffeur" and "Kuaför" "Ascenseur" and "Asansör" and etc.

you can see all from here: http://frankofoni.blogcu.com/fransizca-dan-turkce-ye-gecen-kelime-sayisi-5000/7560501

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/estrela190
estrela190
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • 27

Thank you! I was really looking for this kind of list.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ikram17015

It's even easier when you know Arabic and French

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
mizinamo
  • 20
  • 17
  • 16
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2

Probably best would be Persian and French. (I think most if not all of Turkish's Arabic vocabulary came through Persian, so that would hopefully kill two birds with one stone.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aly.hes

We say "gris" in Spanish too :) I won't forget this color haha

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hind274082

Thought the same .

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KobesCameron
KobesCameron
  • 22
  • 20
  • 18
  • 17
  • 15
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 41

Are White Nights and Gray Nights something specific to Turkish culture, or is this just another Duolingo idiom?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oedipusface

The White Nights is a(n excellent) book by Dostoevsky. Not sure about gray nights.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nehir655244

What does it me gri geceler im turkish and i dont under stend

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EfraimIrmak

Why do Turks say iyi geceLER for good night (singular)? Or iyi günLER for good day (sing)?

10 months ago