feel-good factor

Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by rupertbrooke, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. rupertbrooke Senior Member

    English UK
    Is there an idiomatic or natural Turkish equivalent for this relatively recent coinage which means a quality in something that makes people feel happy and positive about their lives, a product, the economy, etc.: For example:-
    The feel-good factor is elusive when so many jobs are under threat.
    Perhaps its origin was originally business-related for it is defined in a business word list as 'a widespread feeling of well-being and financial security, especially viewed as a factor in increased consumer spending'?
    But there is a 1966 James Brown classic 'I Got You (I Feel Good)', and James Brown sounds as if he does indeed feel good when he sings it. And judging by the song's considerable success -- people the world over instantly recognise the infectious vocal catch phrase -- it would probably be fair to say that it has made a lot of listeners feel good too, and want to join in the party. Many people tap their feet, dance, and sing along when the song comes onto the radio. What gives this track such a feel-good quality? But perhaps this is the origin of the common phrase 'to feel good' with the ubiquitous lazy all-purpose word 'factor'.
  2. Le bambin mignon Senior Member

    Turkish / le turc
    We say "mutluluk nedeni" or "kendini iyi hissetme sebebi".

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