çalmak

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish چالمق(çalmak), from Proto-Turkic *čal- (to knock (down), hit, agitate).[1]

Verb[edit]

çalmak

  1. to steal
    Hırsızlar annemin çantasını çaldıthe thieves have stolen my mother's bag
  2. to play a musical instrument
    Çok iyi piyano çalarımI play the piano very well
  3. to play a song
    Favori şarkımı çalıyorlarthey are playing my favourite song
  4. to ring (phone or bell)
    Eve girdiğimde telefon çalıyorduthe phone was ringing when I entered the house
    Duş alıyorken kapı (or "zil") çaldıthe doorbell has rung while I was taking a shower
  5. to tap the door
    Kapıyı (or "zili") hep üç kez çalar[He/She/It] rings the door(bell) always three times.
  6. (dated, regional) to hit, to throw
  7. (dated, regional) to smear, to add

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*čal-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill