turkish proverbs about happiness
Literal translation: It is better to walk around a bush than fight with a dog. – Turkish Proverbs, He who eats cheese finds water. [One has to practise to keep up one’s performance. – Turkish Proverbs, The camel carries the burden, the dog does the panting. – Turkish Proverbs, The hare is in the mountain, but the soup water is on the fire. Literal translation: (The real friend tells the bitter truth.). – Turkish Proverbs, Without a guide, even into Paradise there is no entering. Meaning: To bear the consequences of ones actions. – Turkish Proverbs, The fish is caught from the head. [Sometimes the innocent suffer along with the guilty. * Tabancanın dolusu bir kişiyi korkutur, boşu kırk kişiyi. – Turkish Proverbs, Keep guard over the tongue that is in your mouth. Literal Translation: In the land where there are no sheep, they call goats. – Turkish Proverbs, A pear will fall to the root of the tree. – Turkish Proverbs, Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. * Çok yaşayan bilmez, çok gezen bilir. Meaning: With to much deliberation a solution wont be reached. * Her taş, baş yarmaz. * Can çıkmayınca huy çıkmaz. Algo es algo; menos es nada. Meaning: Excuses have to be prearranged before the trespasses. * Minareyi yaptırmayan yerden bitmiş sanır. – Turkish Proverbs, Remember the dog and have your stone ready. – Turkish Proverbs, The sea is an emperor that listens to no words. Literal Meaning: The best decision is a made one. – Turkish Proverbs, One calamity is better than a thousand counsels. – Turkish Proverbs, Self-praise is no recommendation. – Turkish Proverbs, A man who knows not what is good is not counted a man. Used to put the shame or burden on the side that can give but refuses to do so. Literal translation: (The fly is small, but it can upset your stomach.) [The Koran] – Turkish Proverbs, Who trusts to rotten boughs, may fall. Used to make a point that one should be careful before using hurtful language. Used to make a point that one should spend according to his means. * Tarlada izi olmayanın harmanda yüzü olmaz. – Turkish Proverbs, You don’t wash blood away with blood but with water. Meaning: One can endure being far way from loved ones by not seeing them. * Balık ağa girdikten sonra aklı başına gelir. minds); don’t waste your breath on others. – Turkish Proverbs, A single bad experience is worth a thousand threats. – Turkish Proverbs, When the belly is full, the bones would be at rest. – Turkish Proverbs, Want of wit is worse than want of wealth. – Turkish Proverbs, He who borrows gets sorrows. Don’t meddle in family quarrels. Literal translation: A good person always arrives on the uttering of his name. Literal translation: One who has once burnt his tongue while drinking milk will blow to yogurt before eating it. – Turkish Proverbs, He who sets out on a journey without guidance loses his way. – Turkish Proverbs, He who marries early makes no mistake. – Turkish Proverbs, From a base person comes no fidelity, from a harlot no shame. ], A bachelor’s life is a lot of foolishness. Happiness invites envy. * Parayla imanın kimde olduğu belli olmaz. If you have any suggestions, questions or need help please feel free to contact us. Meaning: Used to point out that best action is to reverse course if one is going down the wrong path. * Havlayan köpek ısırmaz. * El elden üstündür. Literal translation: (Kind words will get a snake out of its hole.). [The result depends on how the case is presented. – Turkish Proverbs, Love your neighbour, yet don’t pull down your hedge. – Turkish Proverbs, He is like a fish out of water. ], He who falls into the sea will grasp at an eel. – Turkish Proverbs, The one who asks has one side of his face dark; the one who refuses to give has both sides dark. – Turkish Proverbs, A good companion shortens the longest road. I wonder… If you do the right thing… Does it really make… everybody…happy? Literal translation: The stew of cheap meat will be tasteless (hard). – Turkish Proverbs, Kiss the hand which you cannot wring. Meaning: People are not disheartened by the trouble of others. * Sakla samanı, gelir zamanı. – Turkish Proverbs, The bee stays not in a hive that has no honey. [You cannot have it both ways. Meaning: Everyone is responsible for his own actions. – Turkish Proverbs, Pear, get ripe and fall right into my mouth. Proverbs about children in English, Georgian and Turkish culture Journal of Education ISSN 2298-0172 33 Children are the wealth of the family and parents are lucky to have children In the following English, Georgian and Turkish proverbs, kids are seen as the wealth of their parents and it is claimed that they bring joy into the house and * Aç tavuk kendini buğday ambarında görür. Meaning: When expressing dissatisfaction in unchanged human behavior or the fact that one never learns from ones mistakes. – Turkish Proverbs, A kind word warms a man throughout three winters. – Turkish Proverbs, He who comes to the mill consents to his turn. – Turkish Proverbs, He that strikes with his tongue must ward with his head. – Turkish Proverbs, Not every tree produces fruit. Happiness is like crystal — when it shines the most, it soon cracks. Literal translation: Remove that bean hiding under your tongue. [One often does well to spend within one’s means. – Turkish Proverbs, A guest does not get the food he expects but what he’s served. [Somebody in charge of handling money or resources, may enjoy some benefits from it. Can mean that a lover can do anything without calculating the consequences or that love has a blind eye. Bicak yarasi gecer, dil yarasi gecmez . – Turkish Proverbs, You never know till you have tried. – Turkish Proverbs, The ass that has not enough strength throws down his pack saddle. (The tree branch should be bent when it is young.) A tree is bent while it is young. – Turkish Proverbs, If the carriage be not greased, it does not move on. – Turkish Proverbs, Let bygones be bygones. * Cömert der maldan ederler, yiğit der candan ederler. English equivalent: Well begun, is half done. ], One rotten apple soon spoils the whole basket. Somebody in charge of handling money or resources, get to keep or enjoy some benefits for himself. Disclaimer: This is a project of discovery rather than critisism. – Turkish Proverbs [Don’t seize on the first thing that looks good. – Turkish Proverbs, One scabbed sheep will mar the whole flock. – Turkish Proverbs, Lend only that which you can afford to lose. – Turkish Proverbs, A clever thief surprises the master of the house. (The sheep separated from the flock gets eaten by the wolf.) [Speak words straight to the point. [Many an earnest word is spoken in jest. Meaning: Pain is suffered most by the one who has experienced it. Literal translation: Grapes will darken by looking at each other. * Namazda gözü olmayanın ezanda kulağı olmaz. Literal translation: (The fly is small, but it can upset your stomach.). Meaning: One cannot conceal something very obvious whatever they try. – Turkish Proverbs Literal translation: (One who sows wind will reap hurricane.) Literal translation: (It is not disgraceful to ask, it is disgraceful no to know.) Literal translation: March makes one look through the door, and makes one burn hoes and shovels. Meaning: If you are with the wrong person, you will adopt the mistakes. – Turkish Proverbs, Half a loaf is better than no bread. – Turkish Proverbs, It is better to be born lucky than rich. Literal translation: A broke merchant counted his small change. Meaning: * Kefenin cebi yok. Literal translation: (A cup of coffee commits one to forty years of friendship.) Used to make a point that wisdom matters more than physical beauty. – Turkish Proverbs, If everyone were of the same mind, there would be no market in Bilecik. Display of aggression is usually bluff. – Turkish Proverbs, He who throws a stone at his relatives will never prosper, give the kinsman his due. – Turkish Proverbs, He who has had his mouth burnt is prudent on another occasion. – Turkish Proverbs, A cheerful wife is the joy of life. – Turkish Proverbs * “Aĝaç yaş iken eĝilir” Turkish Proverbs to Use in Everyday Life While a few are confined to the history books, many are still used today, and they represent common-sense and practical advice to any situation. – Turkish proverb “Success is not the key to happiness. Literal translation: The shroud has no pockets. Literal translation: A rich man will get his carriage over the mountains, a poor man will lose his way on a level plain. – Turkish Proverbs, There is no rule without an exception. * Lafla peynir gemisi yürümez. (Look at the mother before marrying the daughter.) – Turkish Proverbs, A knife-wound heals, but a tongue wound festers. [If you bring up a certain subject you risk hearing unpleasant things. – Turkish Proverbs, He that respects not is not respected. * Ana gibi yar, vatan gibi diyar olmaz. – Turkish Proverbs, The tool does the work but the hand is proud of it. Literal translation: The bald becomes golden haired when he dies, the blind becomes almond eyed when he dies. – Turkish Proverbs “A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them.” Turkish Proverb. – Turkish Proverbs, It is the human tongue which makes tremble both man and beast. – Turkish Proverbs, All clouds bring not rain. – Turkish Proverbs, Difficulties teach a man. – Turkish Proverbs, Nothing enters into a close hand. – Turkish Proverbs, Old sins cast long shadows. Literal translation: A rich mans belongings will tire a poor mans jaw. The literary history of proverbs in Turkish can be traced back to the appearance of some proverbial expressions in Ancient Turkic inscriptions (ca. Meaning: An event that seems insignifican’t to others, still bothers a person. * Serçeden korkan darı ekmez. Literal translation: The crow said: “Oh, my snow-white child”. (It won't fill a fig seed.) – Turkish Proverbs, The bright coin is kept for dark days. Meaning: Used to express the feeling that the benefits over weigh the risks. Literal translation: Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. – Turkish Proverbs, It is not disgraceful to ask, it is disgraceful not to ask. Meaning: Used to point out that sometimes a message is intended for someone other than the actual recipient. ], A belly is nearer than a brother. – Turkish Proverbs, The dog barks and the caravan passes on. – Turkish Proverbs, With foxes one must play the fox. […] known about the old Persian polytheism. – Turkish Proverbs, Water is not carried out in a sieve. Gold does not rust on the ground, and rocks don’t get soaked in the rain. – Turkish Proverbs, The wealth of the world is not reliable. Literal translation: Without effort there is no food. – Turkish Proverbs – Turkish Proverbs, To be penitent at long last is no use. – Turkish Proverbs, Flattery sits in the parlour when plain dealing is kicked out of doors. – Turkish Proverbs, The eye that sees all things else doesn’t see itself. Meaning: A stranded person will act subserviently in order to survive. Variant from the city of Kırşehir: Kağnı devrilince yol gösteren çok olur. – Turkish Proverbs * Acıkan doymam (sanır), susayan kanmam sanır. Meaning: “In shaping ones own fortune one should not rely on the help of others, as they are also concerned mainly about their own matters.”. – Turkish Proverbs, When you tell the truth, have one foot in the stirrup. – Turkish Proverbs, Fair without, false within. – Turkish Proverbs, Health is not valued till illness comes. – Turkish Proverbs, The devil tempts all other men, but idle men tempt the devil. Meaning: To encourage people to be inquisitive. – Turkish Proverbs, A stitch in time saves nine. Yaşlılık yüktür, bir kuruşa satamam. – Turkish Proverbs, He who knows not (i.e. – Turkish Proverbs, Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. [Words bind men. ], The owl thinks all her young ones beauties. – Turkish Proverbs, A true friend is better than relations. – Turkish Proverbs, The fish stinks from the head. ], There is no grape without a stalk. * Tatsız aşa tuz neylesin, akılsız başa söz neylesin. – Turkish Proverbs, Old churches have dim windows. It is rude and used only in a verbal fight. * Bükemediğin bileği öpeceksin. – Turkish Proverbs, Every one knows best where the shoe pinches him. (Child wearing Gyorgs mask)“. (One who sows wind will reap hurricane.) – Turkish Proverbs, The vulture catches not the fly. Used to remind that one should not assume no one else can do better. – Turkish Proverbs, Every man has his faults. Literal translation: The right to criticize comes from working. – Turkish Proverbs, It is better to misplace our charity on nine unworthy persons than to deny alms to one that is really in need. – Turkish Proverbs – Turkish Proverbs, Praises fill not the belly. Meaning: Used to make a point that one should not be overly eager and optimistic about an outcome. – Turkish Proverbs. – Turkish Proverbs, Health is better than wealth. Literal translation: (Stretch your feet according to your blanket.). * Hayydan gelen Hûya gider. Meaning: There is no free lunch. – Turkish Proverbs, In the heart of every brave man a lion sleeps. ], Life is half spent before we know what. Finland Proverbs, Old Sayings and Quotes . Used when expressing dissatisfaction in unchanged human behavior or the fact that one never learns from one's mistakes. [Every cat to her kind. Literal translation: (The tree bearing fruit, gets stoned.). – Turkish Proverbs, You can’t make a spoon out of just any wood. 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