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Birader

Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by FlyingBird, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. FlyingBird Senior Member

    Makedonca
    How often is word 'birader' used?

    İs it polite way to call your own brother or it should be 'kardeş'?

    İs it possible to call your older brother with 'birader' instead of 'abi' or it sounds weird?
     
  2. Black4blue

    Black4blue Senior Member

    Türkiye
    Turkish/Türkçe
    Birader is used by men only and for another man who is not his real brother. (As far as I know)
     
  3. FlyingBird Senior Member

    Makedonca
    So it's not possible to call your real brother like that? :)
     
  4. ancalimon Senior Member

    Istanbul
    Turkish
    "Birader" sounds more close to "Dude".
     
  5. shafaq Senior Member

    Istanbul
    Turkish
    No ! That isn't true. You may call your brother as "birader"; but that seems a bit formal.
     
  6. FlyingBird Senior Member

    Makedonca
    Tamam, cevapladığınız için teşekkürler :cool:
     
  7. Gemmenita

    Gemmenita Senior Member

    Azari
    It's usage is very informal even argotic to say brother (kardeş), but only among men.
     
  8. Muttaki

    Muttaki Senior Member

    "Birader" originally is a Persian word; and English brother comes from "birader" in Persian.
     
  9. 123xyz Senior Member

    Skopje, Macedonia
    Macedonian
    No, it does not come from Persian - they are simply cognates i.e. share the same PIE origin.
     
  10. Muttaki

    Muttaki Senior Member

    Yeah, I checked it you are right. It is not like for instance "jungle" that directly come from Persian.
     

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