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Learn Turkish in just 2 minutes: Lesson 8

Introducing Mick Scarsbrook, who has spent 25 years living in Turkey. In just two minutes, he will provide straightforward Turkish lessons without any books or grammar. Mick will focus solely on everyday spoken Turkish that is both useful and easy to grasp for English learners.

Mick: Merhaba, everyone! Are you ready to learn some simple Turkish? Great, let’s get started!

Lesson 1: Greetings and Basic Phrases.

– Merhaba means “hello.”
– Teşekkür ederim means “thank you.”
– Evet means “yes,” and Hayır means “no.”
– Lütfen means “please.”

Lesson 2: Ordering Food in a Restaurant.

– Bir kahve, lütfen means “One coffee, please.”
– İki çay, lütfen means “Two teas, please.”
– Ne yemek istersiniz? means “What would you like to eat?”
– Ne içmek istersiniz? means “What would you like to drink?”

Lesson 3: Directions and Transportation.

– Nerede? means “Where is it?”
– Otobüs durağı nerede? means “Where is the bus stop?”
– Havaalanı nerede? means “Where is the airport?”
– Sağa dönün means “Turn right,” and Sola dönün means “Turn left.”

Lesson 4: Shopping.

– Kaç para? means “How much does it cost?”
– Pazarlık yapabilir miyim? means “Can I negotiate?”
– Küçük beden, lütfen means “Small size, please.”
– İndirim var mı? means “Is there a discount?”

Lesson 5: Basic Interactions.

– Nasılsınız? means “How are you?”
– Benim adım Mick, sizin adınız ne? means “My name is Mick, what’s your name?”
– Anlamıyorum means “I don’t understand.”
– Yardım edebilir misiniz? means “Can you help me?”

Mick: Well done! There you have it, five essential lessons on everyday spoken Turkish. Stick with these phrases, practice them, and you’ll be conversing like a local in no time. Teşekkür ederim and hoşça kalın! (Thank you and goodbye!)


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