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The Off-Shade Dictionary of Turkish Slang — Frikik (Free Kick)

The Off-Shade Dictionary of Turkish Slang — Frikik (Free Kick)

Our Off-Shade Dictionary obtained began when our Turkish nephew, Yanki, steered (again in 1996) that we put together a web page of essentially the most generally heard Turkish language swear phrases. If we left them out, he suggested, our protection of ‘Sensible Turkish’ can be incomplete. How might Turkish language learners cope, he pressed, and not using a fundamental data of on a regular basis Turkish swear phrases and slang?

And so he persuaded us that you may by no means get a complete really feel for a language until you’re accustomed to its off-color slang. (That is very true of a language like Turkish, wherein off-color phrases could also be intermingled with ‘well mannered’ on a regular basis speech, with out the blinking of an eye fixed. The phrase boktan springs firstly to thoughts, for instance.)

And here is one in all our favourite off-color Turkish colloquialisms…

  • frikik (free-kick) — when, for instance, a lady exits a automotive in a skirt and unintentionally (?) opens her legs to show her underwear, the person who observes the occasion is alleged to have been awarded a ‘frikik’. The time period originates from the soccer time period, Free Kick — and is equally relevant if the person catches a glimpse of uncovered breast when a lady unintentionally (?) bends over too far in entrance of him.

    As an off-shoot of frikik, there may be additionally:

  • frikige yatmak — [for a man] to attend in a handy place to get a frikik; lit. to put down for a free kick


  • frikik vermek — [for a woman] to award a frikik, on goal;
    lit. to provide a free kick
  • Illustrative Examples:

    Hülya Avsar is a favourite Turkish feminine star of stage, display screen, and TV. In addition to being personable, gifted, and fairly, she’s… ummm…horny — which simply multiplies her legion of followers. And Hülya’s frikik ‘antics’ encourage her sister celebrities — who emulate her, on goal.

    So when actress-model Hande Ataizi started slipping from the celeb headlines she determined to take motion — within the quickest method she knew how… The opposite evening whereas she was out bar-hopping along with her newest flame, she wore a silk micro-mini gown — and upon departing the bar-scene to return house, she gave photographers what they described as “The Frikik (Free-kick) of the Yr!

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    The Off-Shade Dictionary of Turkish Slang — Frikik (Free Kick)

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