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isteyenin bir yuzu kara, vermeyenin nur olsun

English translation: it is an idiom and a little altered.

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Turkish term or phrase:isteyenin bir yuzu kara, vermeyenin nur olsun
English translation:it is an idiom and a little altered.
Entered by: 1964
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00:38 Oct 2, 2000
Turkish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Turkish term or phrase: isteyenin bir yuzu kara, vermeyenin nur olsun
what is the meaning of this phrase?
Shehnaz
it is an idiom and a little altered.
Explanation:
original idiom was: isteyenin bir yüzü kara vermeyenin iki yüzü.:
a person who has to ask for something
is shamed but a person who refuses him is doubly shamed.
but that changes the second part doubly shamed to "let those who those refuse be beatific or wondrously radiant"
perhaps original one a little sarcastic
he/she change it to this
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1964
Turkey
Local time: 13:42
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!!!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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nait is an idiom and a little altered.
1964


  

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it is an idiom and a little altered.


Explanation:
original idiom was: isteyenin bir yüzü kara vermeyenin iki yüzü.:
a person who has to ask for something
is shamed but a person who refuses him is doubly shamed.
but that changes the second part doubly shamed to "let those who those refuse be beatific or wondrously radiant"
perhaps original one a little sarcastic
he/she change it to this

1964
Turkey
Local time: 13:42
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 356
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!!!
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