Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Primitive"

The meaning of "Primitive" in various phrases and sentences

Q: primitive ne anlama geliyor?
A: It means old or out of style
Q: primitive ne anlama geliyor?
A: Primitive means very basic or simple.

Sticks and stones were primitive weapons. Now we have guns and knives.
It is associated with cavemen.
Q: "the primitive war-paint" ne anlama geliyor?
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Synonyms of "Primitive" and their differences

Q: primitive ve primeval arasındaki fark nedir?
A: I don’t think there’s a difference, but primitive is a more common word
Q: primitive ve primordial ve primal arasındaki fark nedir?
A: Primitive can mean “very basic.” It could mean lack of intelligence or detail. Or early stages of something such as a species, a project, or a language, etc.

Primordial can mean a couple of things. It can mean “having existed since the beginning” or “basic” or “fundamental.”

Primal is actually derived from the word primitive, so they can mean the same thing! Think of them as synonyms.

They are all adjectives used to describe a noun. I hope this helps!
Q: primitive ve primordial ve primal arasındaki fark nedir?
A: Primitive means either extremely basic, or relating to things that first developed early in something's history. You can speak of primitive societies, primitive tools, etc. You can have "primitive tools" but not "primal tools" or "primordial tools". It is the most common of the three words.

I almost always see "primal" in phrases like "primal instincts" or "primal drives" and usually refers to things which were developed early by evolution. You can have "primal instincts" but not "primitive instincts" or "primordial instincts". It is the second most common of the three.

Primordial means "from the very very beginning," though it can sometimes mean "fundamental". If you never learn this word you will probably be fine. I see it mostly describing things relating to the first life on Earth, or the beginning of the universe. The most common phrase I have seen it in by far is "primordial soup", a theory about how life on Earth first began.
Q: primitive ve pristine arasındaki fark nedir?
A: Primitive means old/from ancient times
Pristine means very clean

Cave men are primitive people.
The white marble floor looked pristine.

Translations of "Primitive"

Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? primitive
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Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? primitive
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Other questions about "Primitive"

Q: Lütfen bana nasıl telaffuz edeceğimi öğret primitive.
A: Very close, but be careful with the first syllable that it doesn’t sound like “PREE-mi-tive”
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