Word List Entry for гэр
  1. Noun. Traditional Mongolian dwelling constructed of lattice walls, ceiling poles, and two structural support poles and covered in felt and canvas. Circular in shape, the size of a гэр is usually measured in "walls" (хана) which counts the number of lattice wall sections tied together. Standard size is 5 walls, or roughly 17 meters in circumference, 1.5 meters high at the walls, and 2.5 meters high at the center. The гэр entrance should generally face south to south-east.
    • Манай гэр таван ханатай. [Our ger has five walls.]
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  2. Noun. Home. General term for where one lives regardless of type of housing.
    • Гэр бүтэн, гэдэс цатгалан. [proverb. Home is full, stomach is full.]
    • Гэр бүл [Family]
    • гэрийн [possessive]
    • гэртээ [dative case possessive]
    • гэрээ [direct object possessive]
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The Mongolian Word List currently contains 650 words with 714 definitions and 689 examples, and is a continuously growing database resource. It is not a comprehensive dictionary, nor does it aim to be. The words included in this database are words introduced in The Mongolist language lessons, and this database is intended to be a helpful reference for words encountered in those lessons. Not every entry provides a comprehensive listing of definitions or usages for words. Instead the most common and useful definitions as related to the lessons are provided.

If a word is not found in the Word List, then the system falls back to the Mongolian Word Glossary. The Mongolian Word Glossary is a crude data set of word translations. Although it is extensive with 32,175 words and 70,976 definitions, these entries do not provide the level of detail and accuracy offered by the Word List entries. As an example of the differences between the two resources look at the Word List entry for гэр and the Glossary entry for гэр.

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