I think hayvan is from the Arabic word of animal (haywan)
Is it a curse too in Turkish?
Nope, it is just taking about animals. :)
My mom uses it as a curse when people are rude
Are there any cognates for all these Turkish words? I could make up a mnemonic like "Ivan is an animal" for hayvan. Maybe.
I suppose I will think that animals eat hay and small ones could be transported in a van, or maybe I can put the hay in the van to bring to the animals.
Maybe animals are "heavenly."
It's the same with Arabic 'Haywan'
My mom calls people this when they are rude. She speaks turkish and we live in Holland
In albania we have Hajvan which means an idiot person
Thanks.. This is also near to Arabic 'haywan'
Merhaba, could someone please tell me the difference between """"hayvanlar / hayvanlari""""" ?
Hayvanlar is nominative (subject), hayvanlari is accusative (object)
is it pronounced haywan or hayvan?
Something in the middle between English w and v