Friday, February 15, 2008

Adamlar ve kadınlar

So far there have been a couple of "day-in-the-life" stories in my Turkish-language workbook, one about Ahmet Bey (Mr. Ahmet) and one about Fatma Hanım (Mrs. Fatma). They're very similar, but I think there's some subtle contextual differences that I'm not picking up on yet...

They both go to work every day.
He's a doctor.
She's a secretary.

They both do things after work...
He kicks back, then goes to a bar.
She goes shopping and makes dinner.

...and on the weekends.
He reads, listens to music, watches TV, and plays tennis.
She does the cleaning and the laundry.

I can't quite put my finger on what I'm supposed to be learning here, but I think I need to go wash, cook, or sew something.

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