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Thursday, September 29, 2011
There are two words for
friend in Turkish.
Arkadaş covers a wide spectrum of meanings from someone with whom you occasionally chat to a pal to a lifelong friend, and, in some instances even someone with whom you are romantically involved. However, don't let that alarm you: You are always safe calling someone your
arkadaş. The word literally means someone who has your back. However, it is rarely used in that sense.
The word for a lifelong, trusted friend is
Sadık dost is a
A visitor to howtosayinturkish.com 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
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.