kardeş

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic karın(womb) -daş(fellow, sharer).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kardeş ‎(definite accusative kardeşi, plural kardeşler)

  1. sibling (brother or sister)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

There is no distinction between brother and sister in Turkish.

Gender is specifically indicated if a distinction is necessary; erkek kardeş(literally boy/man sibling) means “brother” and kız kardeş(literally girl sibling) means “sister”.

External links[edit]

  • kardeş in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu