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Most Useful Turkish Words

Learn some basic Turkish words and phrases before you travel to Turkey. You will be surprised how useful they will be every day during your travels. Here is the list of Turkish words and phrases that can be used to begin a basic conversation while you are in Turkey.

Useful Turkish Words

Yes = Evet
No = Hayır
Thank you = Teşekkürler
Please = Lütfen
Excuse me = Pardon
Hello = Merhaba
Goodbye = Hoşçakal
I do not understand = Anlamıyorum

Where is ...? = Nerede ...?
How much is the fare? = Bilet kaç lira?
One ticket to ..., please. = Bir bilet ..., lütfen
Train = Tren
Bus = Otobüs
Underground/tube/metro = Metro
Tram = Tramvay
Train station = Tren istasyonu
Bus station = Otobüs terminali
Airport = Havaalanı

I would like to buy... = Satın almak istiyorum...
How much does this cost? = Ne kadar ediyor?
Do you have...? = Var mı...?
Do you accept credit cards? = Kredi kartı kabul ediyor musunuz?
Tourist Information = Turist Danışma
Police station = Karakol
Hospital = Hastane
Store/shop = Mağaza

Numbers and Calendar

One = Bir
Two = İki
Three = Üç
Four = Dört
Five = Beş
Six = Altı
Seven = Yedi
Eight = Sekiz
Nine = Dokuz
Ten = On

Day = Gün
Week = Hafta
Month = Ay
Year = Yıl
Today = Bugün
Yesterday = Dün
Tomorrow = Yarın

Monday = Pazartesi
Tuesday = Salı
Wednesday = Çarşamba
Thursday = Perşembe
Friday = Cuma
Saturday = Cumartesi
Sunday = Pazar

Turkish Pronunciation

A as in star
E as in tell
İ as in see
I as in plus
O as in phone
Ö as in fur
U as in blue
Ü as in tu
C as in Jimmy
Ç as in church
G as in gentle
H as in high
J as in azure
S as in stress
Ş as in show

Special Turkish pronunciations:
â faint 'yee' sound following preceding consonant, as in Kâhta (kee-YAHH-tah)
Ğ with a little curved line over it: not pronounced; lengthens preceding vowel slightly.

Turkish Alphabet

A B C Ç D E F G Ğ H I İ J K L M N O Ö P R S Ş T U Ü V Y Z



Useful Turkish Words and Phrases for Tourists

Merhaba, Hello


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