Thursday, September 29, 2011

How do you say "Take it easy" in Turkish?

A visitor to wanted to know how to say take it easy in Turkish.

This is a tricky one. For example, Google Translate is stumped by it.

In the most common case, rahatla might be appropriate. It literally means relax.

Alternatives are üzme canını or sıkma canını. The latter is dangerous if you accidentally use i rather than the Turkish dotless i, i.e. ı because you end up using the equivalent of the F-word. A definite no-no in polite company.

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