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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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”:
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:
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:
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:
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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 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.
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.
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.
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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