The Turkish language has a saying for every occasion, and these are some of the most translated for visitors going to Turkey.
“Did he throw a stone so his arm got tired?”
“The devil’s feather” (What appears to be an insult is a compliment)
”Your arrival is lovely”
(A greeting to visitors to make them feel comfortable).
(This is a lovely compliment to women.)
“May they grow old with one pillow”
(Telling couples to stay happy.)
“If he waves his hand fifty will come”
(To comfort a friend after a breakup, it means there are plenty more fish in the sea.)
“The bells on their hems are ringing”
(They are happy.)
“Of the air and water”
(This is a great way of describing idle chatter.)
“May the pear be cooked on the tree and fall into my mouth”
(A person who doesn’t like to work.)