Turkish 101 – Back to Basics – Turkey Survival

Since i started this blog it passed more than a year already. And i hope you have developed your Turkish more than you want to. You have learned many things esp about grammar and tenses.

For those who are following my blog i suggest you to go back and study from time to time. To make things fresh in memory. And have the habit to learn 3 words a day. Just 3 words.

For our new readers i just want to encourage them and also make old people remind some important stuff I am writing a small basic survival guide now.

Merhaba: Hello

Nasılsın : How are you?

İyiyim ya sen? : I am fine and you?

Ben de iyiyim : I am fine too

Teşekkürler : Thanks

Teşekkür Ederim : Thank you ( for pronounce say fast “Tea Sugar A Dream” :o)

Çok Teşekkür Ederim : Thank you very much

Görüşürüz : See you

Adın ne?: What is your name?

Benim adım Bond,James BOND: My name is Bond,James BOND. :)) Sıfır Sıfır Yedi (007 :o)

Tanıştığımıza memnun oldum : Pleased to meet you

Kaç Lira?: How much money?

Lütfen : Please

Hesap Lütfen: Bill Please / May I have the bill please

Güle güle : Bye

Bira : Beer <— Life saving word :)

Şarap : wine

Kola : Coke

Su : water

Ekmek : Bread

Bir soğuk bira lütfen : One cold beer please <— (Life saver sentence)

Hope you enjoy ordering your beer in Turkish when you visit Turkey.

Şerefe(Turkish), Cheers ,Kippis (Finnish) ,Narok (Romanian), Egészségedre(Hungarian),Skål(Swedish)  and the ones that i forgot to say!

Sağlığınıza : to your Health!

Şerefe : Cheers (to the honor)

7 comments

  1. Valentina

    skaal is both Swedish and Norwegian :) )< – yeah i know my fellow reader :) how do you say in litvanian? :) enlighten us!

  2. Chin Joo

    Merhaba!
    I just arrived to Istanbul yesterday and my boyfriend, Tolga found this website to help me learn Turkish.
    We find it very useful and hopefully, I’ll be able to master the language soon!
    Teşekkürler :)

    < — since you have Turkish bf. I am sure you will master it soon. :)

  3. sandy

    In Romanian, “cheers” is “noroc”, not “narok” :P -> don’t get upset, I’m glad you wrote it in Romanian :)
    <– thanx for the correction Sandy! NO ROCK ! :p

  4. stefan

    merhaba dostum,

    i liked the “survival phrases” about bira :) gonna memorize these…

  5. shinta

    i am new and i am eager to learn the daily turkish language, help me out please…i need yaaaa

    Görüşürüz^ ^ <—i copy paste it< —- next time trying typing instead :)

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