Category: Life

How to say months of the year in Turkish

How to say months of the year in Turkish. I always find difficult to learn the name of the months in a foreign language. Here is the list for the months in Turkish

Yılın ayları : Months of the year

Ocak,Şubat,Mart,Nisan,Mayıs,Haziran,Temmuz,Ağustos,Eylül,Ekim,Kasım,Aralık

as you can see march,may,august sounds familiar with english but others are … well you have no easy way to remember these i guess. Hope you are good in memorizing things. Try to use them frequently so you can transfer memory to permanent memory…

 

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)

How to say the time in Turkish

Hei Folks,

Ready for another lesson? Today we gonna talk about time. How to ask the time? and how to learn the time?

saat : watch:hour

Let’s see!!

Saatiniz var mı ? Do you have a watch?

Saat kaç? What is the time?

Saat bir : it is 1 o’clock

Saat oniki : it is 12 o clock.

Saat oniki yirmiüç : it 12:23

Saat biri beş geçiyor : it is 5 past 1

saat onikiyi beş geçiyor : it is5 past 12

saat bire beş var. : it is 5 minutes to 1

saat onikiye beş var : it is 5 minutes to 12

saat yarım : it is 12:30

saat oniki buçuk : it is half past 12

saat onikiyi çeyrek geçiyor : it is quarter past 12

saat onikiye çeyrek var : it is quarter to 12

The idea is simple “var” is  used with “hour + e”

“geçiyor” is used with “hour+i”

Put some times and read them in the comments section!

How to say i want to do something in Turkish

The daily life speeches have a great size of “i want” and “i don’t want” . Today we gonna have a quick look <h1>how to say i want to do something in Turkish</h1>.

I want to do something : Birşey yapmak istiyorum.

Something : Birşey / to do : yapmak  / I want : istiyorum. (I am wanting)

Let’s try i want to drink something :   to drink :içmek

Bir şey içmek istiyorum.

Ne içmek istiyorsun? // Guess it.

Bira içmek istiyorum. : Bira: beer

I want to ride bicycle : Bisiklet binmek istiyorum.

Guess the word “to ride” in this sentence :

Koşmak istemiyorum : I don’t want to run.

//take a look at negative form present tense if you have problem with “istemiyorum.”

Su içmek istiyorum. (Su : water) do you understand what does it mean?

Try to make some sentences in the comments.

Days of Week in Turkish

Days of week in Turkish are

Monday – Pazartesi

Tuesday – Salı

Wednesday – Çarşamba

Thursday -Perşembe

Friday – Cuma
Saturday – Cumartesi

Sunday – Pazar

Yeah it sounds complicated i know . Small hint the words come from

cumartesi= cuma+ertesi

pazartesi = pazar+ ertesi

ertesi : mean something like the day after- the next day. So if you can remember cuma and pazar you definetly know the upcoming 2 days as well.

There is | There is NOT |I have | I don’t have

Ok todays lesson is a little different than the other grammar stuff. This one is easy but hard to understand for some people at first.

-VAR (There is | have)

-YOK (There is not | have not)

Lets try to say i have a car .

Car: araba

araba(m) var -I have a car :[You use the possesion suffix to tell that it is your car.] {Benim arabam var.}

araba(m) yok- I don’t have a car

araba(n) yok – You don’t have a car.

araba yok – There is no car.

araba(s)(ı) yok – He/she doesnt have a car. I correct this one after i see Laura’s post the suffix is not (sı) but only ı .Y,S,Ş,N is used when the words are finished with the letter a,e,i,o,u,ü,ö,ı (ANOTHER LESSON TO LEARN LATER)

you can form lots of sentences like this.

Challange:

try to say : i have 2 apples in my pocket

Where is the nearest Post Office? in Turkish

Where is the nearest Post Office? It is a common sentence in nearly every language 🙂 I used to hate this chapter when i was learning foreign language.Anyway. I will make it really easy like right and left and asking the question.

Where is the nearest Post Office? En yakın Postane nerede?

Sağda – on the right

solda – on the left

dümdüz – straight on

ileri – forward

geri – backward

Do you speak Turkish?

Türkçe konuşuyor musun?

No I don’t speak Turkish = Hayır Türkçe konuşmuyorum.

Yes I speak Turkish = Evet Türkçe konuşuyorum.

İngilizce konuşuyor musunuz?

– Hayır Konuşmuyorum.

– Evet biraz konuşuyorum. – Yes i speak a little

biraz = bir + az
bir = one
az = less , little