Mustafa Said ARSLAN

Idioms, which are one of the most beautiful ways of expressing a lot with few words, add vitality and harmony to expression. A vast majority of these linguistic unions, which are composed of at least two words, come in the form of sentences that end with an infinitive verb. The words from which they are made of are unable to exist solely on their own, and they often carry metaphorical meaning by moving away from their lexical meanings. Turkish is a very rich language in terms of idioms. In this respect, idiomatic studies are of great importance. In recent years, the studies on idioms have gained great importance in order to minimize the problems of transference between Turkish dialects. Numerous studies have been conducted on idioms involving words for organs among Turkish dialects. They have focused mainly on organ terms such as baş [head], göz [eye], kulak [ear], and burun [nose], etc. Beyond these, the word 'yürek' [heart] holds a particularly important and special place as it expresses a person's inner world. This study addresses idioms themed around the word 'yürek' both in the Kazakh Turkish, which is a Northwest - Kipchak dialect of the Turkic language family, and Turkish of Turkey, which is a Southwest -Oghuz dialect in terms of their meaning and tries to their common, similar or different aspects. The Kazakh equivalent of the Turkish of Turkey 'yürek' is 'jürek'. The analysis section of this study examined Kazakh Turkish idioms featuring the word 'jürek' as a lexical entry. The meaning of the idiom in Kazakh Turkish and the equivalent idiom in Turkish of Turkey and its meaning were mentioned and it was determined whether or not the idioms were corresponding to each other.

Keywords: Kazakh language, Turkish of Turkey, idioms, equivalents, heart