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Turkish to English translations [Non-PRO] Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / Idiom?
Turkish term or phrase:afiyetle yemek
I hope you' re enjoying your retirement money is the translation given of umarım emekli ikramiyeni afiyetle yiyorsundur.
I do not know the idiom 'afiyetle yemek' meaning 'to enjoy'. Is it paralleled by the English idiomatic use of 'to relish', i.e. 'You're relishing your retirement money/bonus.
All answers are pretty much synonyms meaning 'savour/ relish /enjoy.' Tim pointed out me that I had answered my own question myself. What I was uncertain of was whether afiyetle yemek was a true Turkish idiom: it seems not. Zeki gives the more idiomatic Turkish for 'to enjoy', which is why I award him the marks.. 3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
I know what afiyet olsun means; I was just wondering if yemek could be used in a metaphorical sense (apart from the sexual idiomatic use). You have given a more than complete answer! The other interesting thing is the ending -dur on the finite verb. 'I hope you are relishing your retirement money [as you must be= -dur]. Thanks, Tim, as ever, for your instructive comments.
It is worth noting that one of the secondary meanings in Turkish of the verb 'yemek' ('eat') is to 'squander' as in 'mirasini yedi' = 'he squandered his inheritance'.
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Explanation: You have answered the question yourself, I would say.
'Afiyet' is 'health' or 'appetite'. You must surely be familiar with 'afiyet olsun', which is what you say to people who are eating or about to eat (the Turkish equivalent of the Greek 'καλή όρεξη'). If not, you should know it.
Here it means 'eat with appetite', which could well be construed to mean 'relish'.
Tim Drayton Cyprus Local time: 22:47 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 75
Zeki Guler Ireland Local time: 20:47 Native speaker of: Turkish PRO pts in category: 8
All answers are pretty much synonyms meaning 'savour/ relish /enjoy.' Tim pointed out me that I had answered my own question myself. What I was uncertain of was whether afiyetle yemek was a true Turkish idiom: it seems not. Zeki gives the more idiomatic Turkish for 'to enjoy', which is why I award him the marks..