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Yemek yemeden
1.       trip
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 18 Oct 2012 Thu 10:04 am

Merhaba! I am having trouble with these words: "yemek yemeden." Is this an idiom? I see references where "yemeden" seems to be part of a construction about being off your food. But the sentence I have is: Yemek yemeden gelin. And from the context, I think it is saying something like: Come hungry. Come with an appetite. ... I hope I am not being completely dense. ... Help please!

2.       Umut_Umut
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 18 Oct 2012 Thu 10:21 am

 

Quoting trip

Merhaba! I am having trouble with these words: "yemek yemeden." Is this an idiom? I see references where "yemeden" seems to be part of a construction about being off your food. But the sentence I have is: Yemek yemeden gelin. And from the context, I think it is saying something like: Come hungry. Come with an appetite. ... I hope I am not being completely dense. ... Help please!

 

Yemek yemeden gelin : come without eating

 

So you are right, it actually means come hungry it means the one who told you that is prepared something for you to eat (at least i hope so hehe )

 

3.       trip
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 18 Oct 2012 Thu 10:38 am

Now that you say "without eating," I have looked up "without" and see this in the dictionary: "-meden." Is that what is at work here? Yemeden = without eating. So, literally: Come without eating food. ... And I wish some Turkish cook was preparing a meal for me!

4.       Umut_Umut
485 posts
 18 Oct 2012 Thu 10:41 am

Yes, that´s right.

 

Hmm yes would be good if someone could cook for me too.

5.       trip
297 posts
 18 Oct 2012 Thu 10:45 am

I will make do with some yogurt! ... Teşekkürler!

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6.       AlphaF
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 18 Oct 2012 Thu 11:28 am

 

Quoting Umut_Umut

Yes, that´s right.

 

Hmm yes would be good if someone could cook for me too.

 

Time to ask for an advance menu.....because Turks say "Misafir umduğunu değil, bulduğunu yer"

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