Word of the Day – Hoş geldiniz

Hoş geldiniz (hohsh gel-deen-eez)

Language:  Turkish

Meaning:  Welcome!

Hoş geldiniz is something you would hear and see written all over Turkey.  Hoş means “nice” or “good” and geldiniz means “come” (in the formal plural tense), so it is a literal translation of “welcome.”   The Turkish people are known for being very gracious hosts, and the ubiquity of this phrase certainly backs up that claim.  The appropriate response to this phrase is Hoş Bulduk.

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