güle güle

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Reduplication of güle, from gül- (to smile, to laugh) +‎ -e (adverbial suffix), literally while laughing/smiling.


  • IPA(key): /ɟyˈle.ɟy.le/
  • Hyphenation: gü‧le‧gü‧le


güle güle

  1. while smiling or laughing, laughingly
  2. (by extension, used in well-wishes) in happiness, with merriment, happily
    • 2019 April, Ekrem ÖZBAY, Oğuz Türkmen Boylarından Varsaklar, Hiperlink Yayınları, →ISBN, page 95:
      Yeni bir şey alanlara; "güle güle kullanın, ... güle güle oturun." gibi dileklerde bulunulur.
      Well-wishes are made to those who buy something new like "use happily, reside in happily."
  3. (by extension, used when departing or to someone departing) goodbye, farewell
    Synonyms: sağlıcakla, Allah'a ısmarladık, Allah'a emanet ol, (poetic) elveda, (archaic) devletle, (childish) baş baş

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See also[edit]

  • hoşça kal (literally stay happily) (Used only by the person departing.)
  • yolun açık olsun (literally may your road be open) (Used towards a person departing.)

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