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Learning Türkçe: Rowing in vain?


 Sometimes you try and try but you can’t get what you want because you are beating a dead horse and your endeavour is futile. In Turkish, the same concept is expressed with a different metaphor: “Boşa kürek çekmek.”  It literally … Continue reading

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