The third of the series of proverbs and idioms that are frequently used in daily life in Turkish. To see the context in which idioms are used and how idioms are utilized in sentences, you can watch the dramas in the video we prepared for you.
1. AĞZINI BIÇAK AÇMAMAK
Lexical meaning: Knife not open (someone’s) mouth
Idioms meaning: A person in this state never talks because of has a bad, difficult situation. He or she obviously has a problem and no matter what you say, no matter how much you talk; they never talk.
People like that don’t even open their mouths. You can’t open their mouths with a knife and get the words out. That’s why they say: “Ağzını bıçak açmıyor.” (Knife not open your mouth) in Turkish.
2. KULAK MİSAFİRİ OLMAK (EARS GUEST)
Lexical meaning: To be a guest with ears
Idioms meaning: Listening to what is spoken near to you, without participating in the conversation and without the knowledge of the speaker. Of course, this is an unavoidable situation. You don’t listen by making plans. You only hear the conversations by chance.
3. SAKIZ GİBİ YAPIŞMAK
Lexical meaning: To stick like a gum
1. People are so insistent that they bother you, they try to get what they want by chasing you, and they try not to give up until they get what they want from you.
2. Maybe they don’t have an interest, but when they find you, they won’t let you go…
To understand more you can watch the video below.
4. DİLİNDE TÜY BİTMEK
Lexical meaning: To sprout hair on (someone’s) tongue
Idioms meaning: You’re telling but the person in front of you don’t understand, don’t do what you want. That’s why you are saying the same thing again and again. Eventually, you’re tired of, fed up with telling the same thing many times.
5. GEL KEYFİM GEL
Lexical meaning: Come my enjoy come
Idioms meaning: People treated like that are very satisfied with the situation, place and job they are in, they do not have any difficulties. They have no worries, problems, their mind is peaceful, their place is beautiful. For example, cats.
Kedilerin hiç dertleri yok, benim kedim tüm gün “gel keyfim gel” yatıyor.
(Cats have no problems, my cat is sleeping all day enjoyably.)