Turkey – Nationality-Related Idioms


Fransız kaldım
To stay like a Frenchman
Not to understand something. For example, as two people are talking, a third one joins them belatedly and they keep talking. The third one does not understand anything and says “Ben Fransız kaldım” (I stayed like a Frenchman).

Görünüşte fransızlaştırmak
To make french in appearance
To look good only in appearance – superficial


Balık kavağa çıkınca
To the Greek Calends
Something is impossible or unlikely to occur.

Yunanca konuşan yok!
Do not speak Greek!
Do not swear!

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