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aňryadjother side, opposite side, over (there)derýanyň aňry ýüziother side of the riveraňyrda oturto sit over thereaňryňa il gonmakcomp.to be full
antnoathant içmekto swearAnt içip, awy ýalady.comp.He swore a solemn oath.
aňyradjother side, opposite side, over (there)derýanyň aňry ýüziother side of the riveraňyrda oturto sit over thereaňyrdanfrom over thereaňyrsy-bärsi ýokcomp.infinite, boundless
aka:kadj1whiteMen ak içdim.I drank something white (milk, vodka...)ak goýunporkak ekincotton2innocentKazy, "Şu adam ak" didi.The judge said, "This man is innocent."Derňew onuň akdygyny subut etdi.The inquiry proved him to be innocent.ak altyncomp.cottonak demircomp.tinak goşgycomp.blank verseak göwünlicomp.1open-hearted2honestak patacomp.blessingap-akcomp.whiter than white
almakv1to take, get, obtain, bringBu iş köp wagt alýar.This work takes a long time.dynç almakto take a break, to have a restÖz üstüne almak.To take responsibility.2to buyat almakto buy a horseAl gerek bolsa!comp.If you need it, take it!ar almakcomp.to take revengeat almakcomp.to make one's name, make a name for one's selfbasyp almakcomp.to invade, to take overdyrnagyňy almakcomp.vto cut fingernails, toenailseliňe almakcomp.to take control, to take something into one's own handsMugallym klasyň tertibini öz eline aldy.The teacher took the class's discipline into her own hands.garşy almakcomp.to receive (guests), to welcome ingöwnüňe almakcomp.vto take offencetalap almakcomp.to raid
açmakv1to open, inaugurate, turn onSport dürli ýurtlara gapy açýar.Sport opens the door to different countries.Gapyny aç.Open the door.2reveal, discoverYlym tebigat syrlaryny açýar.Research reveals the secrets of nature.Galileý ýeriň aýlanmak kanunyny açdy.Galileo discovered laws concerning the earth's rotation.3to open, beginýygnagy açmakto open a meeting4to turn onRadiony açsana, gyzykly gepleşik gidip dur.Turn on the radio, there is an interesting speech going on.agyz açmakcomp.(during the fast of Ramadan) to break one's fastara açmakcomp.to dissociate, break off relationsgöwün açmakcomp.to have a good time with one's friendsgürrüň açmakcomp.to begin a conversation, open a conversation
aragatnaşyka:ragatnaşykn1relationship, tie, bond, correlationdostluk aragatnaşygyfriendly termsözara aragatnaşykmutual relations2communication, connectionaragatnaşyk ministrligithe ministry of communicationtransport aragatnaşygytransport connectionsaragatnaşyk erbet.The (phone) connection is bad.elektro-aragatnaşyk bölümitelegraph officearagatnaşyk saklamakto maintain relationsaragatnaşyk bölümicomp.cfaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtapost officearagatnaşyk bölüminiň işgäricomp.postmanaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp.cfaragatnaşyk bölümicomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtaletters, post, mail
aragatnaşyka:ragatnaşykn1relationship, tie, bond, correlationdostluk aragatnaşygyfriendly termsözara aragatnaşykmutual relations2communication, connectionaragatnaşyk ministrligithe ministry of communicationtransport aragatnaşygytransport connectionsaragatnaşyk erbet.The (phone) connection is bad.elektro-aragatnaşyk bölümitelegraph officearagatnaşyk saklamakto maintain relationsaragatnaşyk bölümicomp.cfaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtapost officearagatnaşyk bölüminiň işgäricomp.postmanaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp.cfaragatnaşyk bölümicomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtaletters, post, mail
aragatnaşyka:ragatnaşykn1relationship, tie, bond, correlationdostluk aragatnaşygyfriendly termsözara aragatnaşykmutual relations2communication, connectionaragatnaşyk ministrligithe ministry of communicationtransport aragatnaşygytransport connectionsaragatnaşyk erbet.The (phone) connection is bad.elektro-aragatnaşyk bölümitelegraph officearagatnaşyk saklamakto maintain relationsaragatnaşyk bölümicomp.cfaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtapost officearagatnaşyk bölüminiň işgäricomp.postmanaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp.cfaragatnaşyk bölümicomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtaletters, post, mail
ara2a:ran1distance, interval, spaceara alyp maslahatlaşmakto discuss togetherarany kesgitlemekto define the distanceIki dagyň arasyndan derýa akýar.In between the two mountains flows a river.Aşgabat bilen Parijiň arasy 4991 km.The distance between Ashgabat and Paris is 4,991 km.aradan çykmakto pass on, no longer be with us2relation, relationshipBiziň olar bilen aramyz ýok.We have no relationship with them.Ol bet işden ara açdy.He left that bad work situation.ara alyp maslahatlaşmakto discuss a question togetherarasyny kesmekto end a friendshiparasyny sazlamakto develop a friendshipara tow düşmekto divide a friendship (3rd party breaks it up)arany açmakcomp.to break off relations with
arkaly1adjsupportivearkaly athonoured name (named in honour of s.o.)Ol mätäçler üçin arkaly ýolbaşçydy.He is indispensable to the poor. (instead of 'indispensable to', maybe 'philanthropist for' or 'supporter of'?)arkaly adamperson who supports (a person or project)2postby, with the help ofradio arkalyby radioUzakdaky zady dürbi arkaly görüp bolýar.One may see far into the distance with the help of binoculars.gazet arkalyby newspapertelewideniýe arkalyby television (broadcast)Arkaly köpek gurt alarsay.If one has financial support, one can do what one wants
arka1postback, behindarkam agyrýarback painarkaňda götermekto carry (a child or things) on one's back2nrearöýüň arkasyrear of a houseoturgyjyň arkasychair back3nreversemedalyň arka ýüzithe reverse side of a medal; the 'tails' side of a coin4nsupportOnda arka ýok.He has no support/backing. (political, financial, family)Ol arka durjak.He will provide support.Ol kakasynyň pulunyň arkasyndan instituty tamamlady.He completed his studies at university thanks to the help of his father's bribes.He bribed his way through university with his father's help.arka tapmakto find support, find a sponsor5ngenerationýedi arkaňy tanamakto know seven generations [of ancestors]arkasyndan gürrüňini etmekcomp.to talk behind someone's back
armaka:rmakvto be exhausted, be tired, be worn outarman işlemekto work without tiringişden armakto be exhausted from workArma(ň)!comp.cfBar bol(uň)!unspec. comp. form ofbarHow's it going?Greeting when entering a workplace. See Bar bol(uň)! for the reply.
armanarma:nn1unrealised goal, unfulfilled dreamUniwersiteti gutarsam, mende arman ýok.If I finish university, I'll have no further unfulfilled dreams.2what a pity (that), what a shame (that)Arman kompýuterim döwüldi, onda işimi berjaý ederdim.It's a shame my computer has broken, otherwise I would have been able to finish my work.arman çekmekcomp.to regret
aryşnSeventh Heavenarşa ýetmekto go to the heightsthe highest circle of heavenreligiousarşa cykarmakcomp.to praise
artykmaçn1unnecessary, extra; freeartykmaç orunfree place2extremelyartykmaç owadan gyzextremely beautiful girlartykmaç gürrüňcomp.gossip, unfounded talk
n1foodAşy ýok oraza tutar.One who has no food will keep the fast.2mealMen aş içdim.I have eaten noodles.aş saýlamakcomp.to have a cravingduring the first trimester of pregnancyaşa düşmekcomp.to eat so much of something that one forever dislikes itSygyrymyz köp im iýip aşa düşdi.I've eaten so much beef I'm fed up with it.
n1foodAşy ýok oraza tutar.One who has no food will keep the fast.2mealMen aş içdim.I have eaten noodles.aş saýlamakcomp.to have a cravingduring the first trimester of pregnancyaşa düşmekcomp.to eat so much of something that one forever dislikes itSygyrymyz köp im iýip aşa düşdi.I've eaten so much beef I'm fed up with it.
aşakaşa:kpost1below, underJaýyň aşagy ýumrulyp başlapdyr.The house foundation is starting to deteriorate.2belowSowuk noldan aşak düşdi.The cold (temperatures) will fall below zero.aşak gaçmakto drop, fall down3underneath, downAşak tarapdan ýel öwüsýär.There's a draft underneath.aşak seretmekto look down4beloweýwanyň aşagyndathe entrance is below5Westaşakky (aşakdaky)comp.postlower, downaşakky kitaby almakto pick up the book which is lower downaýak aşagyndacomp.on foot
almakv1to take, get, obtain, bringBu iş köp wagt alýar.This work takes a long time.dynç almakto take a break, to have a restÖz üstüne almak.To take responsibility.2to buyat almakto buy a horseAl gerek bolsa!comp.If you need it, take it!ar almakcomp.to take revengeat almakcomp.to make one's name, make a name for one's selfbasyp almakcomp.to invade, to take overdyrnagyňy almakcomp.vto cut fingernails, toenailseliňe almakcomp.to take control, to take something into one's own handsMugallym klasyň tertibini öz eline aldy.The teacher took the class's discipline into her own hands.garşy almakcomp.to receive (guests), to welcome ingöwnüňe almakcomp.vto take offencetalap almakcomp.to raid
atan1grandfather (paternal); forefather2ancestorsAtasyz toýda ýetim, enesiz günde ýetim.One is an orphan at weddings without a father, but one is an orphan every day without a mother.ata-babaancestors, forefathersata nesihatyfather's commandments3fatherene-ataparentsliteraryatalar sözicomp.words of wisdom, sayings, proverbsliteraryatam döwründen galancomp.left from the time of our ancestorsleft from modern uncle (war medals, etc.)atam öýicomp.my father's houseused by a bride who has left home to live with her in-lawsAtasyz oglan ýetim, enesiz oglan ýesirsay.A man without a father is an orphan, a man without a mother is completely alone
atan1grandfather (paternal); forefather2ancestorsAtasyz toýda ýetim, enesiz günde ýetim.One is an orphan at weddings without a father, but one is an orphan every day without a mother.ata-babaancestors, forefathersata nesihatyfather's commandments3fatherene-ataparentsliteraryatalar sözicomp.words of wisdom, sayings, proverbsliteraryatam döwründen galancomp.left from the time of our ancestorsleft from modern uncle (war medals, etc.)atam öýicomp.my father's houseused by a bride who has left home to live with her in-lawsAtasyz oglan ýetim, enesiz oglan ýesirsay.A man without a father is an orphan, a man without a mother is completely alone
atan1grandfather (paternal); forefather2ancestorsAtasyz toýda ýetim, enesiz günde ýetim.One is an orphan at weddings without a father, but one is an orphan every day without a mother.ata-babaancestors, forefathersata nesihatyfather's commandments3fatherene-ataparentsliteraryatalar sözicomp.words of wisdom, sayings, proverbsliteraryatam döwründen galancomp.left from the time of our ancestorsleft from modern uncle (war medals, etc.)atam öýicomp.my father's houseused by a bride who has left home to live with her in-lawsAtasyz oglan ýetim, enesiz oglan ýesirsay.A man without a father is an orphan, a man without a mother is completely alone
atanakn1(diagonal) crossatanak çekmekto cross out, negateMugallym okuwçynyň öý işine atanak çekdi.The teacher crossed out the student's homework.Çaga atanak çyzyklary çekýär.The child is drawing crossed lines.2two metre measuring stickatanak çekmekcomp.to drop, stop seeingOl täze dostuna atanak çekdi.She dropped her new friend.
atan1grandfather (paternal); forefather2ancestorsAtasyz toýda ýetim, enesiz günde ýetim.One is an orphan at weddings without a father, but one is an orphan every day without a mother.ata-babaancestors, forefathersata nesihatyfather's commandments3fatherene-ataparentsliteraryatalar sözicomp.words of wisdom, sayings, proverbsliteraryatam döwründen galancomp.left from the time of our ancestorsleft from modern uncle (war medals, etc.)atam öýicomp.my father's houseused by a bride who has left home to live with her in-lawsAtasyz oglan ýetim, enesiz oglan ýesirsay.A man without a father is an orphan, a man without a mother is completely alone


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aňryadjother side, opposite side, over (there)derýanyň aňry ýüziother side of the riveraňyrda oturto sit over thereaňryňa il gonmakcomp.to be full
antnoathant içmekto swearAnt içip, awy ýalady.comp.He swore a solemn oath.
aňyradjother side, opposite side, over (there)derýanyň aňry ýüziother side of the riveraňyrda oturto sit over thereaňyrdanfrom over thereaňyrsy-bärsi ýokcomp.infinite, boundless
aka:kadj1whiteMen ak içdim.I drank something white (milk, vodka...)ak goýunporkak ekincotton2innocentKazy, "Şu adam ak" didi.The judge said, "This man is innocent."Derňew onuň akdygyny subut etdi.The inquiry proved him to be innocent.ak altyncomp.cottonak demircomp.tinak goşgycomp.blank verseak göwünlicomp.1open-hearted2honestak patacomp.blessingap-akcomp.whiter than white
almakv1to take, get, obtain, bringBu iş köp wagt alýar.This work takes a long time.dynç almakto take a break, to have a restÖz üstüne almak.To take responsibility.2to buyat almakto buy a horseAl gerek bolsa!comp.If you need it, take it!ar almakcomp.to take revengeat almakcomp.to make one's name, make a name for one's selfbasyp almakcomp.to invade, to take overdyrnagyňy almakcomp.vto cut fingernails, toenailseliňe almakcomp.to take control, to take something into one's own handsMugallym klasyň tertibini öz eline aldy.The teacher took the class's discipline into her own hands.garşy almakcomp.to receive (guests), to welcome ingöwnüňe almakcomp.vto take offencetalap almakcomp.to raid
açmakv1to open, inaugurate, turn onSport dürli ýurtlara gapy açýar.Sport opens the door to different countries.Gapyny aç.Open the door.2reveal, discoverYlym tebigat syrlaryny açýar.Research reveals the secrets of nature.Galileý ýeriň aýlanmak kanunyny açdy.Galileo discovered laws concerning the earth's rotation.3to open, beginýygnagy açmakto open a meeting4to turn onRadiony açsana, gyzykly gepleşik gidip dur.Turn on the radio, there is an interesting speech going on.agyz açmakcomp.(during the fast of Ramadan) to break one's fastara açmakcomp.to dissociate, break off relationsgöwün açmakcomp.to have a good time with one's friendsgürrüň açmakcomp.to begin a conversation, open a conversation
aragatnaşyka:ragatnaşykn1relationship, tie, bond, correlationdostluk aragatnaşygyfriendly termsözara aragatnaşykmutual relations2communication, connectionaragatnaşyk ministrligithe ministry of communicationtransport aragatnaşygytransport connectionsaragatnaşyk erbet.The (phone) connection is bad.elektro-aragatnaşyk bölümitelegraph officearagatnaşyk saklamakto maintain relationsaragatnaşyk bölümicomp.cfaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtapost officearagatnaşyk bölüminiň işgäricomp.postmanaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp.cfaragatnaşyk bölümicomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtaletters, post, mail
aragatnaşyka:ragatnaşykn1relationship, tie, bond, correlationdostluk aragatnaşygyfriendly termsözara aragatnaşykmutual relations2communication, connectionaragatnaşyk ministrligithe ministry of communicationtransport aragatnaşygytransport connectionsaragatnaşyk erbet.The (phone) connection is bad.elektro-aragatnaşyk bölümitelegraph officearagatnaşyk saklamakto maintain relationsaragatnaşyk bölümicomp.cfaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtapost officearagatnaşyk bölüminiň işgäricomp.postmanaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp.cfaragatnaşyk bölümicomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtaletters, post, mail
aragatnaşyka:ragatnaşykn1relationship, tie, bond, correlationdostluk aragatnaşygyfriendly termsözara aragatnaşykmutual relations2communication, connectionaragatnaşyk ministrligithe ministry of communicationtransport aragatnaşygytransport connectionsaragatnaşyk erbet.The (phone) connection is bad.elektro-aragatnaşyk bölümitelegraph officearagatnaşyk saklamakto maintain relationsaragatnaşyk bölümicomp.cfaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtapost officearagatnaşyk bölüminiň işgäricomp.postmanaragatnaşyk bükjalarcomp.cfaragatnaşyk bölümicomp. ofaragatnaşykpoçtaletters, post, mail
ara2a:ran1distance, interval, spaceara alyp maslahatlaşmakto discuss togetherarany kesgitlemekto define the distanceIki dagyň arasyndan derýa akýar.In between the two mountains flows a river.Aşgabat bilen Parijiň arasy 4991 km.The distance between Ashgabat and Paris is 4,991 km.aradan çykmakto pass on, no longer be with us2relation, relationshipBiziň olar bilen aramyz ýok.We have no relationship with them.Ol bet işden ara açdy.He left that bad work situation.ara alyp maslahatlaşmakto discuss a question togetherarasyny kesmekto end a friendshiparasyny sazlamakto develop a friendshipara tow düşmekto divide a friendship (3rd party breaks it up)arany açmakcomp.to break off relations with
arkaly1adjsupportivearkaly athonoured name (named in honour of s.o.)Ol mätäçler üçin arkaly ýolbaşçydy.He is indispensable to the poor. (instead of 'indispensable to', maybe 'philanthropist for' or 'supporter of'?)arkaly adamperson who supports (a person or project)2postby, with the help ofradio arkalyby radioUzakdaky zady dürbi arkaly görüp bolýar.One may see far into the distance with the help of binoculars.gazet arkalyby newspapertelewideniýe arkalyby television (broadcast)Arkaly köpek gurt alarsay.If one has financial support, one can do what one wants
arka1postback, behindarkam agyrýarback painarkaňda götermekto carry (a child or things) on one's back2nrearöýüň arkasyrear of a houseoturgyjyň arkasychair back3nreversemedalyň arka ýüzithe reverse side of a medal; the 'tails' side of a coin4nsupportOnda arka ýok.He has no support/backing. (political, financial, family)Ol arka durjak.He will provide support.Ol kakasynyň pulunyň arkasyndan instituty tamamlady.He completed his studies at university thanks to the help of his father's bribes.He bribed his way through university with his father's help.arka tapmakto find support, find a sponsor5ngenerationýedi arkaňy tanamakto know seven generations [of ancestors]arkasyndan gürrüňini etmekcomp.to talk behind someone's back
armaka:rmakvto be exhausted, be tired, be worn outarman işlemekto work without tiringişden armakto be exhausted from workArma(ň)!comp.cfBar bol(uň)!unspec. comp. form ofbarHow's it going?Greeting when entering a workplace. See Bar bol(uň)! for the reply.
armanarma:nn1unrealised goal, unfulfilled dreamUniwersiteti gutarsam, mende arman ýok.If I finish university, I'll have no further unfulfilled dreams.2what a pity (that), what a shame (that)Arman kompýuterim döwüldi, onda işimi berjaý ederdim.It's a shame my computer has broken, otherwise I would have been able to finish my work.arman çekmekcomp.to regret
aryşnSeventh Heavenarşa ýetmekto go to the heightsthe highest circle of heavenreligiousarşa cykarmakcomp.to praise
artykmaçn1unnecessary, extra; freeartykmaç orunfree place2extremelyartykmaç owadan gyzextremely beautiful girlartykmaç gürrüňcomp.gossip, unfounded talk
n1foodAşy ýok oraza tutar.One who has no food will keep the fast.2mealMen aş içdim.I have eaten noodles.aş saýlamakcomp.to have a cravingduring the first trimester of pregnancyaşa düşmekcomp.to eat so much of something that one forever dislikes itSygyrymyz köp im iýip aşa düşdi.I've eaten so much beef I'm fed up with it.
n1foodAşy ýok oraza tutar.One who has no food will keep the fast.2mealMen aş içdim.I have eaten noodles.aş saýlamakcomp.to have a cravingduring the first trimester of pregnancyaşa düşmekcomp.to eat so much of something that one forever dislikes itSygyrymyz köp im iýip aşa düşdi.I've eaten so much beef I'm fed up with it.
aşakaşa:kpost1below, underJaýyň aşagy ýumrulyp başlapdyr.The house foundation is starting to deteriorate.2belowSowuk noldan aşak düşdi.The cold (temperatures) will fall below zero.aşak gaçmakto drop, fall down3underneath, downAşak tarapdan ýel öwüsýär.There's a draft underneath.aşak seretmekto look down4beloweýwanyň aşagyndathe entrance is below5Westaşakky (aşakdaky)comp.postlower, downaşakky kitaby almakto pick up the book which is lower downaýak aşagyndacomp.on foot
almakv1to take, get, obtain, bringBu iş köp wagt alýar.This work takes a long time.dynç almakto take a break, to have a restÖz üstüne almak.To take responsibility.2to buyat almakto buy a horseAl gerek bolsa!comp.If you need it, take it!ar almakcomp.to take revengeat almakcomp.to make one's name, make a name for one's selfbasyp almakcomp.to invade, to take overdyrnagyňy almakcomp.vto cut fingernails, toenailseliňe almakcomp.to take control, to take something into one's own handsMugallym klasyň tertibini öz eline aldy.The teacher took the class's discipline into her own hands.garşy almakcomp.to receive (guests), to welcome ingöwnüňe almakcomp.vto take offencetalap almakcomp.to raid
atan1grandfather (paternal); forefather2ancestorsAtasyz toýda ýetim, enesiz günde ýetim.One is an orphan at weddings without a father, but one is an orphan every day without a mother.ata-babaancestors, forefathersata nesihatyfather's commandments3fatherene-ataparentsliteraryatalar sözicomp.words of wisdom, sayings, proverbsliteraryatam döwründen galancomp.left from the time of our ancestorsleft from modern uncle (war medals, etc.)atam öýicomp.my father's houseused by a bride who has left home to live with her in-lawsAtasyz oglan ýetim, enesiz oglan ýesirsay.A man without a father is an orphan, a man without a mother is completely alone
atan1grandfather (paternal); forefather2ancestorsAtasyz toýda ýetim, enesiz günde ýetim.One is an orphan at weddings without a father, but one is an orphan every day without a mother.ata-babaancestors, forefathersata nesihatyfather's commandments3fatherene-ataparentsliteraryatalar sözicomp.words of wisdom, sayings, proverbsliteraryatam döwründen galancomp.left from the time of our ancestorsleft from modern uncle (war medals, etc.)atam öýicomp.my father's houseused by a bride who has left home to live with her in-lawsAtasyz oglan ýetim, enesiz oglan ýesirsay.A man without a father is an orphan, a man without a mother is completely alone
atan1grandfather (paternal); forefather2ancestorsAtasyz toýda ýetim, enesiz günde ýetim.One is an orphan at weddings without a father, but one is an orphan every day without a mother.ata-babaancestors, forefathersata nesihatyfather's commandments3fatherene-ataparentsliteraryatalar sözicomp.words of wisdom, sayings, proverbsliteraryatam döwründen galancomp.left from the time of our ancestorsleft from modern uncle (war medals, etc.)atam öýicomp.my father's houseused by a bride who has left home to live with her in-lawsAtasyz oglan ýetim, enesiz oglan ýesirsay.A man without a father is an orphan, a man without a mother is completely alone
atanakn1(diagonal) crossatanak çekmekto cross out, negateMugallym okuwçynyň öý işine atanak çekdi.The teacher crossed out the student's homework.Çaga atanak çyzyklary çekýär.The child is drawing crossed lines.2two metre measuring stickatanak çekmekcomp.to drop, stop seeingOl täze dostuna atanak çekdi.She dropped her new friend.
atan1grandfather (paternal); forefather2ancestorsAtasyz toýda ýetim, enesiz günde ýetim.One is an orphan at weddings without a father, but one is an orphan every day without a mother.ata-babaancestors, forefathersata nesihatyfather's commandments3fatherene-ataparentsliteraryatalar sözicomp.words of wisdom, sayings, proverbsliteraryatam döwründen galancomp.left from the time of our ancestorsleft from modern uncle (war medals, etc.)atam öýicomp.my father's houseused by a bride who has left home to live with her in-lawsAtasyz oglan ýetim, enesiz oglan ýesirsay.A man without a father is an orphan, a man without a mother is completely alone