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1.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 31 Jan 2008 Thu 12:56 am

I recently read a comment on a thread that mentioned a Turkish 'saying'. I remember thinking it was the same as the english one. So, with this in mind, perhaps members would like to share Turkish and/or english idioms/sayings. If you know of any common ones please share.

I will "start the ball rolling" :

to kick the bucket = to die

sorry to be so morbid

2.       joanne1980
125 posts
 31 Jan 2008 Thu 01:01 am

popped his clogs - to die (also)

hehe

3.       joanne1980
125 posts
 31 Jan 2008 Thu 01:03 am

down in the dumps - to be sad

4.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 31 Jan 2008 Thu 01:05 am

whatever floats your boat - whatever interests you/works for you/makes you happy

5.       natiypuspi
435 posts
 31 Jan 2008 Thu 01:17 am

Feeling blue = feeling sad

6.       joanne1980
125 posts
 31 Jan 2008 Thu 01:17 am

nalları dikmek (you say it when someone has died, like kicked the bucket)

7.       joanne1980
125 posts
 31 Jan 2008 Thu 01:19 am

Above board - to do something legally

8.       joanne1980
125 posts
 31 Jan 2008 Thu 01:25 am

You make my blood boil - You make me very angry
Save face - to protect ones reputation
cry over spilt milk - crying over nothing serious

9.       si++
3785 posts
 31 Jan 2008 Thu 09:51 am

haydan gelen huya gider = easy come easy go
it ürür kervan yürür = dogs bark, caravan goes
bir taşla iki kuş vurmak = to kill two birds with one stone

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10.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 31 Jan 2008 Thu 11:03 am

Quoting si++:

haydan gelen huya gider = easy come easy go
it ürür kervan yürür = dogs bark, caravan goes
bir taşla iki kuş vurmak = to kill two birds with one stone



I understand 2 of those, we use them in UK, but when would the secon one be used?

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