In the eighteen seventies

Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by rupertbrooke, May 31, 2013.

  1. rupertbrooke Senior Member

    English UK
    How would you write in words 'in the eighteen seventies women's breasts became sexualised'. Would natural, straightforward Turkish for the latter be: kadının memesini cinselleştirilmiş oldu?
     
  2. Reverence Senior Member

    Turkish
    "Meme" might come across a bit rude. Try "1870'lerde kadın göğüsleri cinselleşti."
     
  3. rupertbrooke Senior Member

    English UK
    Thanks, Reverence. How would you write in Turkish 'in the eighteen seventies?'
     
  4. Reverence Senior Member

    Turkish
    "Bin sekiz yüz yetmişlerde", though one hardly ever writes that. "Yetmişlerde" is short enough to write in letters when you're talking about '70s, but it's far too impractical to try writing "in 1870s" that way.
     
  5. rupertbrooke Senior Member

    English UK
    Thanks again! If you wanted to say 'in 1870', I presume you would say 'bin sekiz yedi sıfırte'?
     
  6. aysuny New Member

    Turkish
    "Bin sekiz yüz yetmiş yılında"
     
  7. Reverence Senior Member

    Turkish
    When you pronounce the years, you do not divide them into two-digit groups in Turkish. You read the whole year as a single number.

    1000 - Bin
    1800 - Bin sekiz yüz
    1870 - Bin sekiz yüz yetmiş

    "Bin sekiz yüz yetmişte" - "In eighteen seventy"
    "Bin sekiz yüz yetmiş yılında" - "In the year of eighteen seventy"
     
  8. rupertbrooke Senior Member

    English UK
    Thank so much, Reverence & aysuny! This is the only way I learn: break something down into its various components, understand why, copy it & hear it spoken by a Turkish male & female voice. An app I have called iTranslate is invaluable in this regard.
     
  9. Reverence Senior Member

    Turkish
    Anytime. I always appreciate an analytical approach; learning why makes it far easier to remember how.
     

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