Word of the day – Allahaısmarladık

Allahaısmarladık (ah-lah-hah-ihs-mahr-lah-duhk)

Language: Turkish

Meaning: Goodbye

Allahaısmarladık is quite a mouthful to say.  You say this when you’re leaving and generally the proper response from the person staying behind is “güle güle!” Allahaısmarladıkmeans something along the lines of “go with god” or “I leave you in god’s care.”  An easier (possibly) way to say goodbye in Turkish is “Görüşürüz!” (geur-ieu-shieu-rieuz) which means, “see you later!” (görmek means “to see”).  All said, it’s way easier to be staying than leaving in Turkey.  Maybe we’ll just stick to waving.

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