Turkish Proverbs


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A thousand regrets do not cancel one debt.

A building without foundation is soon demolished.

A hungry bear won't play around.

A man without grief is not a man.

A thousand years hence the river will run as it did.

A camel for a dime, a camel for a thousand dimes. ( Used to show the irony when a person could not afford something even when it is very cheap, but can later afford it when it is thousand times more expensive.)

A hungry dog will bring a lion down.

A pear will fall to its root. (Children take after their parents.)

A thread-bare coat is armor proof against highwaymen.

A chicken won't be grudged to a place a goose will come from.

A hungry hen sees herself in a wheat silo.

A person does not seek luck; luck seeks the person

A tongue has no bones but it can break.

A cup of coffee commits one to forty years of friendship. (Used to remind that friendships should not be taken lightly and that one should have a long term commitment.)

A hungry man thinks he won't be satiated, a thirsty man thinks he won't be quenched.

A prudent man will read the letter from back to front.

A tribulation is better than a hundred warnings. (Used to make a point that one learns better from their mistakes or misfortunes rather than the advice of others.)

A defeated wrestler never tires of wrestling again. (Meaning: A defeated person always asks for second chances.)

A hungry stomach has no ears.

A red apple invites stones.

If you speak the truth, have one foot in the stirrup.

Your neighbor’s right is God’s right.

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