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Some idioms and proverbs
1.       tunci
7149 posts
 26 Nov 2013 Tue 06:57 pm

 

 Some idioms and proverbs

 

Komşunun tavuğu komşuya kaz görünür.

The apples on the other side of the wall are the sweetest.

 

Sütten ağzı yanan, yoğurdu üfleyerek yer.

A burnt child dreads the fire.

 

Yerin kulağı vardır.

Walls have ears.

 

Alışmış kudurmuştan beterdir.

Once thief , always a thief.

 

Bir elin nesi var, iki elin sesi var.

Many hands make light works.

 

Zararın neresinden dönersen kardır.

It is never too late to mend.

 

Vakit nakittir.

Time is money.

 

Ağaç yaşken eğilir.

You can not teach an old dog new tricks.

 

Aşağı tükürsen sakal, yukarı tükürsen bıyık.

Between the devil anda deep blue sea.

 

*Note that English translations above are not literal.

 

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2.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 28 Nov 2013 Thu 12:36 pm

 

Quoting tunci

 

 Some idioms and proverbs

 

Komşunun tavuğu komşuya kaz görünür.

The apples on the other side of the wall are the sweetest.

 

 

 Your English was interesting here! It´s not one I´ve heard before, although I like it!

 

We would normally say "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence"

3.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 28 Nov 2013 Thu 12:37 pm

 

Quoting tunci

 

Sütten ağzı yanan, yoğurdu üfleyerek yer.

A burnt child dreads the fire.

 

 

 another alternative: once bitten twice shy

4.       tunci
7149 posts
 09 Apr 2014 Wed 12:12 am

 

Armut dibine düşer.

The apple never falls far from the tree.

 

Lafla peynir gemisi yürümez.

Actions speak louder than words.

5.       olphon
106 posts
 12 Apr 2014 Sat 07:41 pm

Çivi çiviyi söker.

Diamond cuts diamond.

6.       Khal
1 posts
 14 Apr 2014 Mon 09:26 pm

Armut is pear!!!!Wink

Quoting tunci

 

Armut dibine düşer.

The apple never falls far from the tree.

 

Lafla peynir gemisi yürümez.

Actions speak louder than words.

 

 

7.       scalpel - -
203 posts
 16 Apr 2014 Wed 08:24 pm

 

Quoting tunci

 

Armut dibine düşer.

The apple never falls far from the tree.

 

This proverb doesn´t work with the black sea region because of the sharp slopes and you may find fallen apples, for instant, in the shadow of a walnut tree which is one km away!

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8.       Abla
3647 posts
 16 Apr 2014 Wed 11:18 pm

Quote: scalpel--

This proverb doesn´t work with the black sea region because of the sharp slopes and you may find fallen apples, for instant, in the shadow of a walnut tree which is one km away!

Small everyday miracles.

9.       Umut_Umut
485 posts
 17 Apr 2014 Thu 11:41 am

 

Quoting scalpel - -

This proverb doesn´t work with the black sea region because of the sharp slopes and you may find fallen apples, for instant, in the shadow of a walnut tree which is one km away!

 

Hmmm actually it works.  Because it doesn´t say you find the apple near of the apple tree, it says apple falls somewhere near of the apple tree.  

10.       scalpel - -
203 posts
 18 Apr 2014 Fri 01:37 am

Some other idioms about trendy fruit "armut"

Armut piş ağzıma düş!

Pear, rippen and fall into my mouth!

(hoping to obtain something without effort) 

Armudun sapı, üzümün çöpü var

(to be very hard to please; always to find fault with everything) 

Benim elim de armut devşirmiyor ya!

My hand is not engaged either in picking pears.

( I can hit back ) {#emotions_dlg.wtf}

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