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Never Say "tesekkurler" in Turkey unless you want to starve!
Underlying meanings of words
Dictionaries are good but every time you look up for a word, do they give what we need, not necessarily. It's not possible to find the cultural aspect or underlying meaning of the words and sentences this way. Here I disclose one, very important one. That would help you not to end up with no food when you are speaking in Turkish.
Direct Translation is not always a great idea
What not to say!
One mistake we all do directly translating a sentence or a word. Being a bit more specific here, someone or a waiter asks you whether you want coffee,tea or food.
First thing you need to know at the beginning of your Turkish Learning process is greetings.
Below you will see the translations, one important difference that we split afternoon into two and use times in plural form; like saying good evenings=iyi akşam+lar etc.
Times of the day;
Early afternoon Öğleden sonra
Late afternoon Akşam üstü
Good morning Günaydın
Good afternoon Merhaba (Hello) or İyi günler (Good day)
Good evening İyi akşamlar
Good night İyi geceler
Sweet Dreams Tatlı rüyalar