How to speak Turkish fluently in no time

Discover how to speak Turkish fluently

Speaking TurkishMost high school or regular Turkish courses start by teaching you dull grammar rules and complex language notions. There has to be a better way! We, at Mondly - the language app loved by millions of people worldwide, take a different approach. Our language experts care deeply about your ability to have real conversations in Turkish as fast as possible. That's why, rather than bombarding you with complex notions at the beginning of your course, we start by involving you in a real conversation. Through this approach, you will be able to have your first Turkish conversation after only 5 minutes of using our app. Encouraging, right?
Our linguists have also identified one of the major secrets of how to speak Turkish: listening to native speakers in a natural setting. Because our brain is wired to absorb the information we hear, our experts made listening an essential part of learning Turkish. As a result, during all our lessons you will hear natives speak in Turkish clearly, correctly and in context. This way, you will pick up the natural Turkish pronunciation of core words effortlessly.

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Speak Turkish fluently from day 1

Did you know that learning by doing is the most effective learning method? Practice Turkish a little bit every day and you’ll speak like a native forever! Start right now with these top 10 most common Turkish words and phrases pronounced by native Turkish speakers.

  1. 1. Merhaba. = Hello.

    First impressions matter. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Learning as little as “hello” in Turkish can work wonders in your interactions with the natives. So here’s exactly how to pronounce it:


  2. 2. Nasılsın? = How are you?

    The next polite thing to do is ask “how are you?”. Sometimes, you can even skip the hello and directly ask how things are going. Here’s how to pronounce it in Turkish:


  3. 3. Adın ne? = What is your name?

    When you travel abroad, you usually make a lot of new friends. Whether we are talking about the nice stranger on the plane, your host or the driver, here’s how to ask them what their name is:

    Adın ne?

  4. 4. Tanıştığıma memnun oldum. = Nice to meet you.

    The natives will always regard your attempt to speak their language as a sign of respect towards their culture. Another basic phrase you can use when making new friends is “nice to meet you”. Click and listen to how is it pronounced:

    Tanıştığıma memnun oldum.

  5. 5. Lütfen. = Please.

    Manners are a must everywhere you go. And Turkey makes no exception. Saying “please” the right way and at the right time will open many doors in your path. To pronounce it in Turkish, you simply say:


  6. 6. Teşekkürler. = Thank you.

    Mothers are the best thing that ever happened to us. Not only did they raise us, but they also taught us basic manners like saying “thank you” in the proper contexts. Following their example, here’s how to say “thank you” in Turkish:


  7. 7. Birşey değil. = You're welcome.

    It doesn't matter where you are in the world. Common sense translates the same in all languages. Here's how a person from Istanbul would say “you’re welcome”:

    Birşey değil.

  8. 8. Affedersiniz! = Excuse me!

    We only need 7 seconds to make an impression that may last a lifetime. And sometimes, the only difference between a good impression and a bad one is just a simple “excuse me”. Listen to how it's pronounced in Turkish:


  9. 9. Bunun fiyatı ne kadar? = How much does it cost?

    Shopping sprees are an essential part of every city break. The vacation isn’t over until you buy souvenirs for each member of your family. So here’s how to ask “how much does it cost?” in Turkish:

    Bunun fiyatı ne kadar?

  10. 10. Güle güle. = Goodbye.

    If you want to maintain the good first impression you managed to make with your flawless Turkish greetings and introductions, end the conversation by saying “goodbye” exactly like a native:

    Güle güle.

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Turkish conversations for perfect pronunciations

The most important part of learning Turkish is getting a chance to practice what you learned by speaking the language. Otherwise, it’s all lost, like most of what we’ve learned in school. That’s exactly why our language experts have included Turkish speaking exercises in every lesson. No need to find a Turkish friend to help you rehearse. No need to go to a Turkish speaking country. How can this be possible? We have created a high-tech computer program you can use to have a smart conversation with (really!). We call it the Mondly Chatbot. Sit back and it engages in a conversation with you using a friendly, native Turkish voice. Don’t be shy: respond to its questions or even ask it one. Like magic, it will understand what you are saying and respond like a regular person would. No wonder millions of people around the world have already tried our Chatbot to learn how to speak Turkish.
Turkish conversation

Learning to speak Turkish in Virtual Reality

The great minds of our time consider Virtual Reality (VR) to be the future of technology. Acknowledging the tremendous potential of this technology, we worked with our world-class linguists to shape the future of language learning through Virtual Reality.
Meet Mondly VR, the first virtual reality application that helps you learn to speak Turkish. Put your VR headset on and feel immersed in a world of languages. Order some Turkish delight in a restaurant in Istanbul, have an exciting Turkish conversation on a train going to Ankara or check into a hotel in Antalya. It’s the closest thing to being there and that’s exactly what makes it so effective in learning Turkish.
Remember that deer in the headlights feeling when someone asks you a question and you desperately dig through your memory trying to figure out what to say in response? In VR, you learn how to speak Turkish by practicing the same situations in the comfort of your own home. Practice as many times as you like in a safe environment and get instant feedback until you get it right. As a result, you’ll gain the confidence to apply what you have learned in the real world. Ultimately, Mondly is all about teaching you how to speak Turkish so you can have real-life conversations with natives. No doubt about it, Mondly VR supercharges your learning and makes learning to speak Turkish extremely effective.
Turkish in VR

Did you know?

Turkish landmarkTurkish is part of the Altaic language family, one of the world’s largest language families alongside Chinese, Russian and Mongolian. There is also a Turkish language group that includes countries in Eurasia, Siberia, Eastern Europe and the Balkans that were part of the former Soviet Union or China. Some of these languages are Kazakh spoken in Uzbekistan, Turkmen spoken in Turkmenistan, Azeri spoken in Azerbaijan or Kyrgyz spoken in Kyrgyzstan. So, by knowing any of these languages you will have an easier time learning Turkish.
It’s also important to say that Turkish is not only spoken in Turkey. Turkish people have emigrated all around the world and you’ll find someone to speak Turkish with in some of the world’s biggest countries. For example, there are over 2.7 million Turks in Germany, about half a million in France, about 400000 in the Netherlands, over 250000 in the United States and over 100000 in Saudi Arabia.

Turkish landmark

Speaking Turkish has major benefits

Being able to speak with over 80 million Turkish speakers

Turkish is the 20th most spoken language worldwide, so you'll definitely have a lot to gain by learning conversational Turkish. For example, you'll be able to interact with people anytime you visit Turkey.

Traveling to Turkish speaking countries gets way better

Wherever you plan to travel to Turkey, speaking Turkish will enhance your experience significantly. You will be able to experience Turkish speaking countries like a native and have an authentic experience in the process.

Speaking Turkish can save your career

Being able to speak Turkish increases your employability significantly and makes you stand out from the crowd. This means that you will have better chances of getting a well paid job in the first place, better chances of getting promoted or getting a better job in a Turkish speaking country.

Speaking Turkish makes you smarter

Studies indicate that being bilingual or a polyglot increases the grey matter in your brain. This means that speaking Turkish makes you smarter than you currently are. So, what are you waiting for?

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