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Quotes of the Day: Turkish Proverb:
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20.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 07 Jul 2008 Mon 07:59 pm

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

21.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 08 Jul 2008 Tue 01:44 pm

A Turkish proverb:

" Silence is golden. "

It means = The art of conversation is dead.
Silence is better than nonsensical stuff...

22.       libralady
5152 posts
 08 Jul 2008 Tue 02:56 pm

Quoting yilgun-7:

A Turkish proverb:

" Silence is golden. "

It means = The art of conversation is dead.
Silence is better than nonsensical stuff...



Actually that is not quite right. To us it means that silence is a virtue, something to be cherished. I sometimes love silence, therefore to me in those moments "silence is golden".

23.       sonunda
5004 posts
 08 Jul 2008 Tue 03:00 pm

Quoting libralady:

Quoting yilgun-7:

A Turkish proverb:

" Silence is golden. "

It means = The art of conversation is dead.
Silence is better than nonsensical stuff...



Actually that is not quite right. To us it means that silence is a virtue, something to be cherished. I sometimes love silence, therefore to me in those moments "silence is golden".



I always thought it meant not saying something was better than saying something you're better off not saying.

24.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 08 Jul 2008 Tue 03:00 pm

You are right = we need silence.

25.       libralady
5152 posts
 08 Jul 2008 Tue 03:02 pm

Quoting sonunda:

Quoting libralady:

Quoting yilgun-7:

A Turkish proverb:

" Silence is golden. "

It means = The art of conversation is dead.
Silence is better than nonsensical stuff...



Actually that is not quite right. To us it means that silence is a virtue, something to be cherished. I sometimes love silence, therefore to me in those moments "silence is golden".



I always thought it meant not saying something was better saying something you're better off not saying.



Maybe it means different things to different people! MAny times I have been told to be quiet lol so perhaps you are right Sonunda

26.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 08 Jul 2008 Tue 03:04 pm

Love is blind:
Asigin gozu kor dur. Asik alemi kor, dort yanini du var sanir.

who hesitates is lost:

Akilli kopru arayincaya kadar deli suyu gecer.

27.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 08 Jul 2008 Tue 03:16 pm

Aşkın gözü kördür = love is blind.
Tereddüt eden kaybeder = He/she who hesitates is lost.

28.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 08 Jul 2008 Tue 03:24 pm

Thanks,Yilgun.
He that travels far knows much:
Cok yasayan bilmez cok gezen bilir.

It takes all sorts to make the world:
Insan cesit cesit, yer damar bir agacta guel de biter, diken de. Bes parmagin besi de bir olmaz/degil.

29.       seyit
547 posts
 08 Jul 2008 Tue 03:43 pm

Quoting Roswitha:

Thanks,Yilgun.
He that travels far knows much:
Cok yasayan bilmez cok gezen bilir.

It takes all sorts to make the world:
Insan cesit cesit, yer damar bir agacta guel de biter, diken de. Bes parmagin besi de bir olmaz/degil.



Thanks for this post, ancestors of the future like us can think same in English and Turkish.

Akıl yaşta değil, baştadır.
Wisdom is in the mind not in the age.

30.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 08 Jul 2008 Tue 09:23 pm

He/she who travels far/much knows much: Not he who lived long knows, but he who traveled much knows. = Çok yaşayan bilmez, çok gezen bilir = Çok gezen çok bilir = Çok okuyan bilmez, çok gezen bilir.

other Turkish proverbs = Literal translation

- Çok mal/ para haramsız, çok laf yalansız olmaz: ıt is impossible to become rich withoutmoney illegitimately acquired, ill-gotten gains, much talks means much lies.
- Ofke ile kalkan zararla oturur = He who gets up (starts up) in anger, sits down with a loss.
- Bilmemek ayip degil, sormamak ayip = It is not disgraceful to ask, it is disgraceful no to ask.
- Ne ekersen, o'nu bicersin= You harvest what you sow.You will reap whatever you sow.
- Doğru söyleyeni dokuz köyden kovarlar : The one who speaks truth would be expelled from nine villages.
- Fala inanma falsız kalma : Don't believe in foretellings but don't stay without them.
- Gülü seven dikenine katlanır : Who loves a rose will endure its thorns.
- Mühür kimde ise Süleyman odur : Whoever has the Seal, he is Solomon [the prophet].
- Papaz her gün pilav yemez : The priest does not eat rice every day.
- Parayla imanın kimde olduğu belli olmaz : It is unclear who has money and who faith.
- Sabır acıdır, meyvesi tatlıdır : Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
- Tavşan dağa küsmüş, dağın haberi olmamış : The hare (rabbit) was offended with the mountain, but the mountain did not notice.
- Umut fakirin ekmeğidir : Hope is the bread of the poor.
- Yüzü güzel olanın huyu da güzel olur : Who has a beautiful face has a beautiful character too.
- En iyi karar, verilmiş karardir : The best desicion is a made one.
- Cahile söz anlatmak, deveyi hendekten atlatmaktan zordur : Explaining something to an ignorant person is harder than making a camel jump over a ditch.
- İyi diyelim iyi olsun :Wish well, be well.
-Bir elin nesi var, iki elin sesi var : Two heads are better than one.Even if you know a thousand things, still ask someone who knows.
-Bir tasla iki kus vurmak : Killing two birds with one stone.
-Ates dustugu yeri yakar : An ember burns where it falls.
-Sabrın sonu selametttir : Patience is the key to paradise .
-Yapılan iyilik asla unutulmaz : Good actions are never lost.
-Akıllı isan arkadaşlarını her zaman hatırlar, aptal insan ise yalnızca ihtiyaç duyduğu zaman : A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them
-Güzel kelimeler demirden kapıyı açar : Tatlı dil yılanı deliğinden çıkarırı : Kind words will unlock an iron door.
-Sana dedikodu yapan, senin hakkında da dedikodu yapar Who gossips to you will gossip about yıou.
-Ağacı kurt, insanı dert yer : It is worms which destroy a tree, it is worry which destroys a human.
--Akılları pazara çıkarmışlar, herkes kendi aklını beğenmiş : They put up minds for sale on the market, everyone liked his own mind. (Variant: Everyone put up his mind for sale on the market, and liked his own mind.)
-Ana gibi yar, vatan gibi diyar olmaz : There is no lover like mothers nor place like homeland.
-Ayıpsız dost arayan dostsuz kalır: A man who seeks a perfect friend, will remain friendless.
-Babası oğluna bir bağ bağışlamış, oğul babaya bir salkım üzüm vermemiş : The father donated a vineyard to his son, the son didn't give a bunch of grapes to the father.
-Bana arkadaşını söyle, sana kim olduğunu söyleyeyim : Tell me who your friend is, and I will tell you who you are.
-Başkasına fenalık eden kendine etmiş olur : He who does evil to another, has done it to himself.
-Bekara karı boşamak kolay : Divorcing a wife is easy for a single guy.
-Bir kanatla kuş uçmaz : A bird will not fly with one wing.
-Dağ dağa kavuşmaz,insan insana kavuşur : Mountain won't meet mountain, but man will meet man.
-Davulun sesi uzaktan hoş gelir : The sound of drums sounds nicely from far away.
-Gökyüzünde düğün var deseler, kadınlar merdiven kurmaya kalkar: If they say there is a wedding in the sky, women would try to put up a ladder.
-Hatasiz Kul Olmaz : Flawless human is impossible : No body is perfect.
-Her şeyin yenisi, dostun, şarabın eskisi : Every thing is best when new, a friend and wine are best when old.
-Hocanın vurduğu yerde gül biter : A rose will sprout from the place where a teacher has hit.: No learning without beating.
-İyilik yap denize at, balık bilmezse halik bilir : Do good and throw it into the sea; if the fish don't know it, God will.
-Körle yatan şaşı kalkar : Who lies with the blind gets up cross-eyed : If you are with the wrong person, you will adopt the mistakes.
-Meyveli ağaçı taşlarlar : They throw stones at a tree with fruit : Talented people are the object of jealousy.
-Son gülen iyi güler : Who laughs last, laughs the best.
-Vakit nakittir : Time is cash.
-Akıl yaşta değil, baştadır : Wisdom is in the mind not in the age.
-Hatasız/günahsız kul olmaz : no person without sin/fault
Çok muhabbet tez ayrılık getirir : insanlarla iyi geçinmek istiyorsanız onlardan uzak ve saygılı durun.
-Çok söz (laf) yalansız, çok para (mal) haramsız olmaz.

which proverb do you like best?

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