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Master Turkish in just 2 minutes: Lesson 5

Learn Simple Turkish in 2 Minutes with Mick Scarsbrook, who spent 25 years living in Turkey. No books, no grammar, just everyday spoken Turkish that is easy and useful to learn.

Mick: Merhaba! That means “hello” in Turkish. Today, I’m going to teach you some simple Turkish phrases that you can start using right away. Let’s get started!

(Presentation format – Mick appears on the screen with the Turkish phrase and its English translation)

Phrase 1: Teşekkür ederim. (Thank you)

Mick: Now, isn’t it great to be able to say “thank you”? Use this phrase whenever someone does something kind or helpful for you.

Phrase 2: Nasılsınız? (How are you?)

Mick: It’s always nice to ask someone how they’re doing, right? Use this phrase to greet someone and show that you care.

Phrase 3: Ne yapıyorsunuz? (What are you doing?)

Mick: Use this phrase to start a conversation and show interest in someone’s activities. People appreciate it when you show genuine curiosity.

Phrase 4: Evet / Hayır (Yes / No)

Mick: These are two simple words, but they can come in quite handy. Use them to express your agreement or disagreement.

Phrase 5: Bir bira, lütfen. (One beer, please)

Mick: Okay, this one might be useful in certain situations! Whether you’re at a bar or a restaurant, use this phrase to order a beer. Remember, “bir bira, lütfen.”

Phrase 6: Benim adım Mick. (My name is Mick.)

Mick: It’s always nice to introduce yourself, right? Use this phrase to let people know your name.

Phrase 7: Güle güle! (Goodbye!)

Mick: This is how you say “goodbye” in Turkish. Use it to bid farewell and leave a positive and friendly impression.

(Quick montage of Mick interacting with locals, using the phrases in different situations)

Mick: That’s it for today’s lesson! Keep practicing and incorporating these phrases into your daily conversations. Learning Turkish can be simple and fun when you focus on everyday spoken language.

(Ending shot of Mick waving goodbye)

Mick: Güle güle! Happy learning! And if you want a full Turkish course in English, check out the link below. Enjoy your language journey! Teşekkür ederim!

(Closing screen with the link to the full Turkish course in English –


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