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Quotes of the Day: Turkish Proverb:
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10.       CANLI
5084 posts
 27 Feb 2008 Wed 12:57 pm

Quoting AlphaF:

Ehl-i keyfin keyfini ne tazeler?
Taze elinden, taze pismis, taze kahve tazeler.

Ps: Ehl-i keyf = Men of pleasure


Awwww,now i got it...mmmm i guess...i better check it tho
Ehl-i keyf is arabic lol

11.       portokal
2516 posts
 27 Feb 2008 Wed 01:01 pm

Quoting AlphaF:

Ehl-i keyfin keyfini ne tazeler?
Taze elinden, taze pismis, taze kahve tazeler.

Ps: Ehl-i keyf = Men of pleasure



Could you translate this please, Alpha?

12.       portokal
2516 posts
 27 Feb 2008 Wed 06:17 pm

more proverbs:

If and When were planted and Nothing grew.


Two captains sink the ship.


It is not disgraceful to ask, it is disgraceful not to ask.


A lake forms drop by drop.


No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.


Today's egg is better than tomorrow's hen.


Abundance is from activity.


He that conceals his grief finds
no remedy for it.


Patience is the key to paradise.


Tomorrow is another day.


There is no right way to do a wrong thing.


Two heads are better than one.


Kind words will unlock an iron door.

Good actions are never lost.


A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words does not.


You harvest what you sow.


A wise man remembers his friends at all times;
a fool, only when he has need of them.


Having two ears and one tongue,
we should listen twice as much as we speak.


Who gossips to you will gossip about you.


A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man.


Wish well, be well.

A carefree head is to be found only on a scarecrow.

A cup of coffee commits one to forty years of friendship.

A fool dreams of wealth; a wise man, of happiness.

A full purse is one’s best companion.

A good companion shortens the longest road.

A heart in love with beauty never grows old.

A hungry stomach has no ears.

A kind word warms a man throughout three winters.

A knife-wound heals, but a tongue-wound festers.

A man is as wise as his head, not his years.

A man is judged by his work.

A neighbor’s hen looks as big as a goose, and his wife as young as a girl.

A pound is sixteen ounces wherever you go.

A red apple invites stones.

A small key opens big doors.

A thousand friends are too few; one enemy is one too many.

A tribulation is better than a hundred warnings.

A visitor comes with ten blessings, eats one, and leaves nine.

A wise man does his own work.

A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them.

Ability has no school.

Activity breeds prosperity.

An illness comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce.

An open door invites callers.

At table keep a short hand; in company keep a short tongue.

Beauty passes; wisdom remains.

Better a calf of one’s own than a jointly owned cow.

Better a wise foe than a foolish friend.

Better to die on a full stomach than to live on an empty one.

Both the hunted and the hunter rely on God.

Do not roll up your trousers before reaching the stream.

Do what your teacher says but not what he does.

Dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.

Eat and drink with your friends but do not trade with them.

Empty words will not fill an empty stomach.

Even the highest tree has an axe waiting at its foot.

Every "bad" has its "worse."

Every sheep is hung by his own leg.

Fear an ignorant man more than a lion.




13.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 07 Jul 2008 Mon 12:09 pm

Some Turkish proverbs for the day:

laf agizdan bir kez cikar
tukurdugunu yalamak
bin düşÃ¼n bir söyle


14.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 07 Jul 2008 Mon 01:55 pm


- You harvest what you sow :
Ne ekersen, onu biçersin.

- A cup of coffee commits one to forty years of friendship :
Bir fincan kahvenin kırk yıllık hatırı vardır.

15.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 07 Jul 2008 Mon 03:10 pm

please correct:
huylu huyundan vaz gecmez: It is harder to change human nature than to change rivers and mountains.

Az soylemek cok soylemekten hair lidir. Az soyle oz solye/cok dinle. Iki dinle bir soyle: Few words are best.

Acin karni doyar, gozu doymaz.
Eyes are hungrier than the belly.

Ya bu deveyi gudersin, ya bu diyardan gidersin. Zaman sana uymazsa, sen zamana uy.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

16.       MrX67
2540 posts
 07 Jul 2008 Mon 03:29 pm

''gönül ne kahve ister ne kahvehane,gönül dost ister kahve bahane''..

17.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 07 Jul 2008 Mon 03:42 pm

Is there another Turkish proverb which includes "Cay", my favorite drink of the day?

18.       catwoman
8933 posts
 07 Jul 2008 Mon 04:20 pm

Quoting yilgun-7:


A cup of coffee commits one to forty years of friendship :
Bir fincan kahvenin kırk yıllık hatırı vardır.


I love this one!

19.       seyit
547 posts
 07 Jul 2008 Mon 04:24 pm

Quoting Roswitha:

Is there another Turkish proverb which includes "Cay", my favorite drink of the day?



Not a Turkish proverb but only an ordinary sentence:

"Sevmek çaydır, sevilmek şeker. Bizim gibi garibanlar çayı şekersiz içer."

"To love is like tea, to be loved is like sugar; The poor like us drink their tea without sugar."

Maybe it needs correction.

20.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 07 Jul 2008 Mon 07:59 pm

Nice try Seyit! By the way I never add sugar to my tea!

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