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1.       john250
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 23 Aug 2018 Thu 11:48 am

if i am speaking about how good a meal looks can i say

 

çok güzel güzükuyor 
çok güzel görünüyor
do these phrases mean the same?
is there a phrase to say...it looks delicious

2.       JNQ
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 26 Aug 2018 Sun 10:02 am

As a non-native I would just say "Çok güzel". When you say "görünüyor", it sounds like "it appears nice" (when it really isn´t). 



Edited (8/26/2018) by JNQ

3.       john250
149 posts
 27 Aug 2018 Mon 07:46 am

thanks JNQ

4.       scalpel - -
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 27 Aug 2018 Mon 11:23 pm

 

Quoting JNQ

As a non-native I would just say "Çok güzel". When you say "görünüyor", it sounds like "it appears nice" (when it really isn´t). 

 

You are right, "görünmek" and "olmak" are different things. Appearances can be tricky. You cannot really know if, for example, a food is tasty or not unless you have it in mouth even though it looks so yummy in close distance. But this doesn´t mean it will surely turn into hell when eating, it is also possible that it can be as tasty as it looks or more tastier than it looks. Who knows? I think "güzel görünüyor" means it looks nice and most probably is, but to be sure it must be tasted, tried or whatever it is. 



Edited (8/28/2018) by scalpel - -

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5.       john250
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 28 Aug 2018 Tue 08:32 pm

Hi Scalpel

 

I understand your comments about appearance and taste.

I just want to be able to say "it looks good" if a particular meal or dish is given to me and it looks good. It just gives me something to say to practice my turkish.

 

Thanks for your help and i shall use that phrase

 

6.       scalpel - -
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 28 Aug 2018 Tue 10:28 pm

 

Quoting john250

Hi Scalpel

 

I understand your comments about appearance and taste.

I just want to be able to say "it looks good" if a particular meal or dish is given to me and it looks good. It just gives me something to say to practice my turkish.

 

Thanks for your help and i shall use that phrase

 

 

When you are given a meal or dish that looks really good and, before you eat it, you need to make a polite comment on its appearence you can say "güzel görünüyor" or "lezzetli görünüyor" which means "it looks delicious." ... But you better to say "harika görünüyor" (=> looks wonderful) which is more preferable to me and, I suppose, to many of us.. When you feel free to exaggerate it a bit more you can also say "muhteem görünüyor" (=> looks magnificent) .. It all depends on your choice.

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