I have learnt most of my Turkish online, which means I'm extremely poor at understanding the language when spoken. I decided to start watching Turkish TV to see if it helps. In the process, I have became absolutely hooked on Kiraz Mevsimi! I've heard some words and phrases used...
Some greetings and basic phrases
The following list of commonly used greetings and basic phrases may be helpful for you.
Günaydln. Good morning.
İyi akşamlar. Good evening.
iyi geceler. Good night.
There is no set expression for 'good afternoon~ but you can say: iyi
günler. Good day(s)...
“ var – yok ” phrases
Yok yere ---> without reason, from nothing
Yok yere tartıştık. --->We argued from nothing.
Yok yere onun kalbini kırdın. ---> You broke his/her heart for no apparent reason.
Var gücüyle ----> With all power, with all one’s strength
- Onlara var gücüyle vurdu...
Kids - when not referring to small goats.
You Guys - İ have been carting these appendages around on my chest for many years and you don't notice them.
Have a nice day - İ don't want a nice bl...y day and if İ did İ would choose which one to have.
Missing you already - F...k off.
İf İ was...
I found this site it has people saying turkish phrases on video, it looks good to me. I dont know if its already been posted on here but here it is anyway.
Turkish Greetings Phrases with Video - Turkish Phrases
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Here are a few more random phrases and a little bit of explanations here and there to help those of you who are learning the grammar.
i don't understand
Daha yavaş söyleyebilir misin?..söyle-y-ebil-ir...
Can you speak more slowly
Lütfen bir daha söyleyebilir misin...
here are some random phrases
and some replies you may get and can't quite catch.
For those of you who like to understand the grammar take notice of the tenses and the endings.
Can you find the İF tense?..its useful..but not used much by learners..and thats a shame as you can...
The Daily Telegraph has been running a campaign and people have been mailing in the words or phrases that annoy them and it has opened the flood gates. Especially this new corporate UP talk?
My pet hate is when people keep saying "you know" every few seconds. Well, if you think I know why are...
turks have a phrase and a set reply to almost every situation
eg when you see somebody working.even school homework...you say ' kolay gelsin'...may it come easy
to the one who has given you something they made (food lace etc)..'elinize sağlik' ..health to your hands ( even said to me when i gave...