Saturday, July 25, 2015

Zəhinli manqo

Even mangos learn Azerbaijani faster than I do!

What does this mean?

I like the new messages on the Vita 1000 juices. They are funny. I post the mango soon who has learned Azerbaijani faster than I have! For now I am puzzling over this bit of dialogue.

Funny. I sent more to this post but it didn't travel from my iPhone. This is how I am translating it:

Jokes and black current berries - from Sheki as a gift for your longevity!

But what's the connection between Sheki and jokes? And are jokes thought to promote longevity? Personally I believe this is true, but do Azerbaijanis or Sheki dwellers?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Another sign in Baku

At the mall on Bulvar. A rather original sign. How to translate?

Thought about it, drew it up, planted, adapted, and reached it, and... Sale

Must be a better way to say this in English... Help!

Monday, July 13, 2015

More Shur

Sure is hot and dusty in Baku. And sure is a great time to play some Shur Mugham!

Friends have been pestering me to show my face on a video, so here goes. As you can see from the big sigh at the beginning, I'm not very happy about this! Ha ha! Too bad Colleen!

Deməli, Aytan, Nigar, Hafiz və sair... bax bunu!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Other hyphenated words

And how common are hyphenated words like artıq-əskik? That means tactlessly or out-of-place.

Doubled up words

Are there many examples of words like bərk-bərk which double up words with a hyphen to create a new meaning? Please post examples!

BTW bərk-bərk means as hard as OR double fast.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Restaurant recommendation

A friend has opened a restaurant near our place. It's easy to find - right across the street from the famous Baku Roasting Company. It's called Fincan. Food is great! So far I have tried kələm dolması, yarpaq dolması, tikə kabab və fri kartof. Çox dadlı ıdı!

So, take a look at their signs.

Banquet reservations

Birthday, Anniversary

Henna Party (before weddings)


Hall decoration

National dancing


You can call ahead to tell them what you would like.

This is the ad for the month of Ramazan.

Iftar meal


Chicken soup, Lentil, Dushbara

Cooked meals:

Cutlet with garnishes

Chicken with garnishes


All for 7 manat!

The outside

Inside the restaurant