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Category 9 Turkish Doublets --
from words beginning with 'b' or 'p'

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Tüm kitap fırsatları için tıklayın !

Category 9 -- Words beginning with b or p in ikilemeler

A word starting with b or p comes after the first word in an ikilemeler. If both words begin with b or p, the p word comes last...

The ikilemeler

Literal Meaning

Plain English Meaning

Example usage and English translation

bölük pörçük

(pörçük is meaningless except in the phrase, see Lewis's Category 2 above)

group ...

in bits, incomplete

Böyle bölük pörçük değil, şunu bütünüyle anlat olmaz mı?

Cant you explain this completely, instead of in bits.

eski püskü

(püskü is meaningless except in the phrase, see Lewis's Category 2 above)

old ...

rather old, old and battered looking, shabby

Çocukcağız eski püskü giysileri içinde tir tir titriyordu.

Our dear child was shivering inside his tattered clothes.

  1. süsleyip püslemek
  2. süslü püslu

('püslemek' ['püslu'] is meaningless except in these phrases, see Lewis's category 2 above)

  • to decorate and (no meaning)
  • ornamented, decorated
  1. needless, worthless, excessive adornment, to adorn with great care, to dress in a remarkable, striking manner
  2. elaborately dressed
El ele verip kızcağızı süsleyip püsledik.

We joined forces and dolled up our daughter 'fit to kill'!

el bebek
(gül bebek)

hand baby
(rose baby)

  • to treat someone with great respect and honor
  • coddled, petted, spoiled
Ailenin en küçüğü olan bu kızı el bebek, gül bebek yetiştirdiler.

They raised this daughter in a pampered way because she was the youngest in the family.

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