Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by FlyingBird, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. FlyingBird Senior Member

    Sayılar or numaralar?
  2. xpturk New Member

    Actually "Rakamlar" is more common but mostly you should use one of them in different cases.

    For example :
    "Bütçe rakamları üzerinden beraber geçelim" (You cannot use sayılar or numaralar here)
    "Uçakta hangi numarada oturacaksın?" (You cannot use sayı or rakam here)
    "Piyangoda kazanan numaraları açıklıyorum: .... " All of them can be used here but numaralar is more common.
    "Sayısal lotoda kazanan rakamları/sayıları açıklıyorum." You can use also numaralar here but rakamlar or sayılar are better.
  3. FlyingBird Senior Member

    Yeah but i don't understand sentences in turkish.Can you translate into english?
  4. Reverence Senior Member

    Depending on the context, "rakam" is either "digit" or "figure". Number is "sayı" in a mathematical sense: tek sayılar (odd numbers), asal sayı (prime number), etc. "Numara" is "number" whenever you can abbreviate the word: bir numara (number one), oda numaranız 202 (your room number is 202), etc.

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