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I don't understand this sentence:

In Turkmen society, the song of men and women fulfilled important but quite different functions.

I don't understand what "fulfilled important" means. Can anyone explain?

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    Maryam, have you checked the meaning of "fulfill" in a dictionary?
    – M.A.R.
    Commented May 7, 2017 at 17:34
  • yes, I checked it but what does it mean "fulfilled important"? How can I translate it into Persian?
    – Maryam
    Commented May 7, 2017 at 17:40
  • to fulfill a function is to play a role. I have no idea how you can translate it into Persian.
    – Lambie
    Commented May 7, 2017 at 19:43

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In Turkmen society, the song of men and women fulfilled important but quite different functions.

First of all, it's Turkmen, not Tukmen.

Second of all, to fulfill a function can also be expressed as: to play a role.

played important but different roles.

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From the comments, it's now more obvious where your problem is.

In Tukmen society, the song of men and women fulfilled important but quite different functions.

It's not "fulfilled important", but "fulfilled functions".

"functions" is called the head of the phrase. "important" and "different" are its dependents, and "quite" is "different"'s dependent. The "but" somehow connects the two adjectives.

Let's consider another example:

I have eaten candies.

If you add "some", to change it to

I have eaten some candies.

it does not mean you have eaten "some"!

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