Names of flowers in Turkish
Hello everyone! In today's lesson, you will learn the names of flowers in Turkish. Turkey has a very large number of wildflowers. Almost equal to the number of flowers found throughout part of Europe combined. To date, more than nine thousand species of flowers have been identified in Turkey. A large group of these flowers has no analogues on earth. Among the most famous flower names in Turkish are tulip flower (" lale "), lily (" zambak "), jasmine flower (" yasemin ") and others.
There are many names for flowers in Turkish. Many of these flowers are known in Turkey and other countries. Among them:
" Lale " ( Tulip )
In Turkish it is called " lale ". The word tulip comes from the Turkish word " tulbend " or " turban ", meaning perfect and deep love, which is the best known meaning of these flowers. In addition to the previous meaning, tulips also refer to a new birth, new changes in life, they also express philanthropy and are therefore a symbol of charity. The tulip is the national flower of Turkey, where it was first grown. Then she moved from East to West. Available in a wide variety of colors including white, yellow, pink, red, orange and purple.
" Karanfil " ( Carnation )
These flowers are known as " karanfil " in Turkish. It is a herbaceous plant of the pink carnation family. And the source of his homeland is the Mediterranean. Some believe that the name carnation means - coronation, due to the use of carnations in the crowns of Greek ceremonies. There are many colors of the carnation flower. They are white, light red and dark, as well as pink, yellow and purple. Pink carnations signify motherly love. While a bright red carnation symbolizes friendship and admiration, a dark red carnation indicates sincere love and affection. While white represents the symbol of pure love.
" Yasemin " ( Jasmine )
One of the most beautiful fragrant flowers, which is called " yasemin " in Turkish. Its name comes from the Persian word " yasmin ", which means a gift from God. The jasmine flower family includes about 200 plant species. Most of them come from the tropics of Asia. But now it is grown all over the world. Jasmine flowers have several uses, the most important of which is their use in perfumery. Jasmine perfume is one of the most famous perfumes in the world. In addition, jasmine flowers have several medicinal uses to treat eye and skin conditions. The essential oils extracted from them are also used in aromatherapy. It acts as an antidepressant, analgesic, and sedative to aid sleep. Jasmine has always been considered a symbol of eternal beauty. In addition, it has another wonderful meaning - love and tenderness. It also carries the meaning of innocence and purity, and quite a few girls from Turkey and arab countries have the same name as the flower.
In the previous lesson, we learned words on the topic: plants in Turkish. If you missed this lesson, then I advise you to study it without fail, as this will allow us to expand our Turkish vocabulary on this topic.
Flowers have always played an important role in Turkish life and culture, influencing art, poetry and song, as well as everyday life from cooking to naming children. Tulips, roses, carnations, magnolias and many others hold a special place in Turkish culture. In the Ottoman Empire, tulips played such an important role that the reign of Sultan Ahmed III (1703-1730) was called the "age of tulips". Three hundred years before the Dutch and British horticultural societies came together to propose the first classified list of tulip names, the chief Turkish florist at the sultan's castle led a board to evaluate new varieties of tulips and gave them fanciful and poetic names. Some examples are: "Those That Burn the Heart", "Peerless Pearl", "Stained Glass Rose", "Joy Magnifier", "Big Scarlet", "Star of Happiness", "Diamond Envy" or "Light of Love". Only the most impeccable varieties were included in the official list of tulips. The standards of Turkish florists were unyielding and favored only tall, thin tulips, narrowly contoured and consisting of dagger-shaped stems.
Proverbs about flowers in Turkish
"Arı bal alacak çiçeği bilir" - The bee knows the flower that will take the honey. ( Who understands his business, he knows what needs to be done. )
"Gülü seven dikenine katlanır" - who loves flowers, he endures thorns (Take the bitter with the sweet)
"Her çiçek koklanmaz" - You can't smell every flower (Don't mess with every beauty.)
"Gül gibi" - like a flower (very good, very well)
"Gül gibi geçinmek" - live like a flower (Live without quarrels, without worries, without sadness, get along very well.)
"Gülü tarife ne hacet, ne çiçektir biliriz" - Don't describe the rose to us, we know what the flower it is. ( This proverb is used to express that everyone has long known about someone's unpleasant and inappropriate cases or about his negative character. )
Turkish flower names with audio pronunciation
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