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Turkish Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Turkish Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Turkish Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“Not knowing is not shameful, not asking is.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“A fool dreams of wealth; a wise man, of happiness.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“Fruit of a tree falls near its roots.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“A cup of coffee commits one to 40 years of friendship.”
– Turkish Proverb

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” If one is far away, one also gets far from the heart.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“Ability has no school.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“He that falls by himself never cries.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“He who has no food has no authority.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“Beauty Passes, Wisdom remains.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“You harvest what you sow.”
– Turkish Proverb

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” Look at the mother before marrying the daughter.”
– Turkish Proverb

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“Keep the tongue in your mouth a prisoner.”
– Turkish Proverb

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Turkish Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

 

Turkish Expressions and Sayings

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“Who gossips to you, will gossip of you.”
– Turkish Expression

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“What flares up fast, extinguishes soon.”
– Turkish Expression

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“The fly is small, but it is big enough to make one sick.”
– Turkish Expression

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“He who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless.”
– Turkish Expression

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“Profit is the brother of loss.”
– Turkish Expression

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“One eats, another watches; that’s how revolutions are born.”
– Turkish Expression

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“In the company of the blind, close your eyes.”
– Turkish Expression

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“Measure a thousand times, cut once.”
– Turkish Expression

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“A heart in love with beauty never grows old.”
– Turkish Expression

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“What a man suffers is the punishment of his tongue.”
– Turkish Expression

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Turkish Expressions

Turkey 

  • Country:                     Turkey
  • Turkish:                      Türkiye Cumhuriyeti
  • Capital:                      Ankara
  • Largest city:               Istanbul
  • Date of Republic:      1923
  • Population:                82 million

Turkish Language

Turkish also referred to as Istanbul Turkish is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around 70 to 80 million speakers, mostly in Turkey.

The influence of Ottoman Turkish spread as the Ottoman Empire expanded. In 1928, as one of Atatürk’s Reforms in the early years of the Republic of Turkey, the Ottoman Turkish alphabet was replaced with a Latin alphabet.

The basic word order of Turkish is subject-object-verb. Turkish has no noun classes or grammatical gender.

The earliest known Old Turkic inscriptions are the three monumental Orkhon inscriptions found in modern Mongolia.

With the Turkic expansion during the Early Middle Ages (c. 6th–11th centuries), the Turkic languages spread across Central Asia, to Europe and the Mediterranean.

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“Beauty Passes, Wisdom remains.”
– Turkish Proverb

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