https://www.duolingo.com/ShazaKhattab

Siyah ve Kara?

What is the difference again between those colors?.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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As I understand it, "kara" is the native Turkish word but "siyah" is used nowadays (and "kara", when it is used, is more like "dark").

Similarly with "beyaz" (loanword, common) versus "ak" (native word, more rare), or "kırmızı" (loanword, common) versus "al" (native word, more rare).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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exactly. And although those words are synonyms, the usage of "native" words is quite limited. I would say they are more commonly used for things about nature, e.g. plants, animals, body parts etc and when we make them stronger (not taught in this course, but for example KAPKARA (very very black/dark), APAK (very very white/clean)). It is really weird to use ak/kara/al for clothes/furniture etc. But it is fine to say kara kedi/kaş/saç/göz, al dudak/elma/yanak, ak saç etc.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Dead-
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Siyah ile kara eş anlamlıdır.Ama karanın bir anlamı daha var.Kara,hava,deniz gibi, site bunu böyle algılayıp yanlış kabul etmiş olabilir.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShazaKhattab

ben turk biraz konusmak ozur dilerim bir sey anlamdim :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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I think she said:

"Siyah" and "kara" have very similar meanings. But "kara" has another meaning as well. As in "Kara, hava, deniz" (land, air, and sea). Maybe that's why the site is set up to recognise "kara" and consider it incorrect.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Dead-
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Teşekkürler(çevirdiğiniz için;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Tamamen anlamadım ama en önemli şeyleri anladığımı umarım :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Dead-
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Arasındaki farkı anlata bildiysem gerisi pekte önemli değil;)

3 years ago
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