Come on in!

Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by Sheikh_14, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Sheikh_14 Senior Member

    English- United Kingdom, Urdu, Punjabi
    Dear Foreros',

    I had a very brief question to ask here which was that could you kindly list down the most simple of ways in which you could ask someone to come in. Buyurun is one which simply means "go ahead" or "please come forth". I would highly appreciate your responses along with their translation so I could get a feel of what is being expressed in each case.

    Best regards ve şimdiden teşekkür ederim,
  2. Muttaki

    Muttaki Senior Member

    Hoşgeldiniz. (Welcome)

    "Hoşgeldiniz" can come to mean to invite one inside.
  3. Sheikh_14 Senior Member

    English- United Kingdom, Urdu, Punjabi
    I am indeed aware of hoş geldiniz as that is the bona fide term for Welcome. Indeed it is an interesting addition to what I had previously come to know that it can also be utilised for calling one in. However I was thinking along the lines of içeri gel/girmek/gelmek but wasn't quite sure where which one would apply.
  4. Gemmenita

    Gemmenita Senior Member


    Well...I think there are not so many expressions. But for example there are:

    Buyurun./Buyurun içeriye/ İçeri buyurun. = Come in please!

    İçeri girin! / İçeri gelin! = Come on in!

    İçeri girin, lütfen. / İçeri gelin, lütfen. = Come in please!

    And about 'Hoşgeldiniz' (Welcome) : it is mostly used after that someone has already entered for wishing him welcome, but as Muttaki has said too,
    can be used also when someone is still at the door for inviting him inside in a friendly and of course polite way but following one other structure already used before, like:
    - Buyurun, hoşgeldiniz! (And then the person at the door will enter.)
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2016
  5. Muttaki

    Muttaki Senior Member

    If it is a very close friend or friends, when it is a bit rude to be so much polite, you can say "içeri gelsene/gelsenize".
  6. Sheikh_14 Senior Member

    English- United Kingdom, Urdu, Punjabi
    A big thanks to the both of you the options you have provided are more than enough. Could you kindly elaborate on what expressions such as içeri gel,girmek and gelmek denote? Do they also stand for asking someone to come in or are rather used for the state in which one walks in? The literal verbatim definition of içeri I assume approximates to stepping in.
  7. Muttaki

    Muttaki Senior Member

    It should stand for asking someone to come in. "İçeri gel, gelin" these are imperative sentences you know. So if someone walks in already you wouldn't tell him to come in. Or do I understand your question?
  8. Gemmenita

    Gemmenita Senior Member

    It would be nice if you clarify a bit more the two situations that you mean.:rolleyes:
    But before, I think that what has made you think about all of these is the meaning of 'içeri'...
    'İçeri is not a preposition like 'forward, towards, into,...'. It is a noun used as an adverb and just means: inside, in.

    Therefore, all the expressions mentioned in previous posts are used for the situation when someone is at the door - knocks or doesn't knock - and waits that
    you invite him inside (inside the place you are: room, office,...) or asks permission to enter inside or you ask him to come in (=inside).
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2016

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