love bite

Turkish translation: Aşk ısırığı

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English term or phrase:love bite
Turkish translation:Aşk ısırığı
Entered by: Zeki Güler

21:10 Jun 18, 2015
English to Turkish translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: love bite
In the UK a 'love bite' is 'a temporary red mark on a person's skin caused by a lover biting or sucking it as a sexual act.' In the U.S. it is called as a 'hickey', defined as a kiss mark, love bite, or bug bite - a bruise or bruise-like mark caused by the kissing or suckling of the skin, usually on the neck or arm. While biting might be part of giving a hickey, sucking is sufficient to burst small superficial blood vessels under the skin.
So much for a physiological excursus. The two Turkish terms I have found in tureng are aşk ısırığı & sivilce - the latter seems totally bizarre for a love bite. Is the former the only one in use or are there others more colloquial & less like word for word translations or physiological anomalies, like sivilce!
Hellinas
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Aşk ısırığı
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Zeki Güler
Ireland
Local time: 09:25
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Thanks to Zeki as well as Elif's valuable comments. I had already given this term in my own question but sivilce is also given in the dictionaries: I don't know why since it seems to mean 'acne' & nothing resembling 'hickey'. By the way, A hickey is the slang name for neck bruising. They can range from closed skin discolouration to a partial bleeding. Love bites actually puncture the skin & leave tooth bite marks.
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Aşk ısırığı


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Zeki Güler
Ireland
Local time: 09:25
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
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Thanks to Zeki as well as Elif's valuable comments. I had already given this term in my own question but sivilce is also given in the dictionaries: I don't know why since it seems to mean 'acne' & nothing resembling 'hickey'. By the way, A hickey is the slang name for neck bruising. They can range from closed skin discolouration to a partial bleeding. Love bites actually puncture the skin & leave tooth bite marks.

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