efendim?

Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by Xander2024, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Xander2024 Senior Member

    Southern Russia
    Russian
    Hello again,

    could a native speaker please tell me if the word "efendim?" (Pardon? Sorry? Excuse me?) is used when asking a woman to repeat what she has said?


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rallino Moderatoúrkos

    Ankara
    Turkish
    Sure. Efendi is a unisex word. After all, we say hanımefendi, for 'madame'. ;)
    In the military or in the police department, as well, you would use Evet, efendim (Yes, Sir/Ma'am) even if your superior were a woman.
     
  3. Xander2024 Senior Member

    Southern Russia
    Russian
    Hmm, I was almost right in thinking that something like "hanım?" might be used.

    Yardımınız için çok teşekkür ederim. :)
     

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