some basic phrases
basic phrases.

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 express a lot with it.

most of these first ones you will know.

(Benim) adım shirley ..sizin adınız ne?
my name is shirley..what's yours
(Benim) Adım Yusuf
my name is Yusuf

Tanışdığımıza memnun oldum..
pleased to meet you.(tanışmak to meet ,to get acquainted with)
Bende memnun oldum
i too am pleased.

nasılsınız..how are you?
iyi misiniz .good are you.?
Evet iyiyim..yes..i am well
aile nasıl..how is your family.?
sağol...çok şükür..onlar de iyi.
thanks ..we are very thankful.. they too are well.

Evli misiniz
Are you married

Evet evliyim
Yes i am married

Coçuğunuz var mı?
Have you children
Evet üç coçuğum var.
Yes i have children ..three
Sizin de var mı?
have you any?
Hayır. Bekarım...ama nışanlı.
No. i'm single... but i'm engaged.

about coming and going

Ne zaman geldiniz?
when did you come

Bir hafta önce geldik
we came a week ago

Ne zaman memleketinize gideceksiniz?
When are you going back home (to your country)
İki hafta sonra.
Two weeks later

Türkiye seviyor musunuz?
Do you like Turkey
Evet çok severiz.
Yes, we love it very much

Nereye kalacaksınız(kal a jack..)
Where are you staying.

Kendi evimiz var
we have our own house

Nereye gidiyorsunuz
Where are you going

İskeleye ..Carşıya...discoya..otogara.(etc)....gitmek istiyoruz
We want to go to the... harbour..centre...disco..bus station or wherever...

Kaçta kapanacaksınız..
what time do you close
Önemli değil..siz ne zaman gideceksiniz o zaman kapanırız
İts not important..what time you go.. that time we close.
Kapatmak kapamak and kapanmak...the first two mean to close..the other to close or shut down..for this meaning you can use any one of them.

a bit of shopping
ben turist değilim..burası/buraya.. sürekli otururum ....(savaş narası....a frequent battle cry!!)
i'm not a tourist ..i continually live in this place/here.

İndirim var mı?
is there a discount
Pazarlik olabilir mi?
Bargaining/haggling can it be...is it possible.
Olur..ok....
its possible..
Hayir olamaz.....
no impossible..
peşin ödeme indirimli var mı?
is there a discount for cash
peşin ..peshin...means ready money.

various useful bits an pieces..you can mix and match from these examples.
Nescafe ister misin..(içmek/ kek/su/tatlı/ etc.. ister misin/..do you want)
would you like a coffee?(or whatever)
Zahmet olmasa ...içerim
if its no trouble....i drink.

Seni birkaç gün sonra arayacağım.
i will call you in a few days
yarın beni arayacak mısın?
will you look for/call me tomorrow.?

Seni yarına kadar burada beklerim
i will wait here for you until tomorrow.
yarın-a kadar.tomorrow up to..until

Bu akşam partiye gidiyoruz
this evening we are going to a party.

yarın gezmeye gitmek istemiyorum
tomorrow i don't want to go for a walk/gad about etc.

Yeni evimizi dün temizledik
new house our yesterday we cleaned.

Pis ayakkabıların ile halıda yürüme
don't walk on the carpet with your dirty shoes :)

Seni özleyeceğiz
we will miss you
Bizi özledin mi?
did you miss us?

anything else you can ask here or if you are shy pm me..
it makes no difference to me..bana fark etmez
 

normatomlinson

Avsallar Alanya
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Just returned from a 12 day stay. Thanks for all your help to date. Spoke a lot more this time and felt more confident. The locals seemed impressed at the amount I've improved even since January when we last went out.
This list is very helpful. Thanks once again.
Norma.
 

sparrow

Nadine in disguise
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WAW Shirley, this is really a great collection, I like your sentences, they read like a novel ! Very relaxing too, I can almost feel myself being in Turkey when I read this

And yes, I noticed the if sentences, I do like them, and very usefull (there is always something with "if" in Turkey)
And there were a few new and very usefull words (like the difference between kapatmak and kapanmak)

Bit troubled about the "savaş narası", is this a commonly used expression or is this just a joke from you (I guess it is? :lol: )

Zahmet olmasa, lütfen devam ediniz :pressie:
 

maggie

Member
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shirley i can say seni sevi yorum isnt that all i need lol loadssa love maggie xxxxxxx
 
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Harem

I've cliqued
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Maggie, if all you're interested in is sexual harrassment, then, yes, that is all you need!!
 

KKOB

Completely Chillaxed
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You know when you go shopping and ask the price of something?

You immediately see them go KEEEEEERCHING !!!! and make up a stupid price 'cos we're European.

My usual reply before walking out is "Evet, çok komik".

How do " Do I look bloody stupid ? " and " Are you having a laugh ? translate into Turkish ?
 
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Thanks Shirley, can't wait to try out the "did you miss us" bit this evening. Getting on the plane at 3 pm and so excited. Can't wait to see how the house has progressed and do a bit of shopping with your battle cry!
Anne
 

maggie

Member
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harem no im interested in looking at all the sights too lol get my drift ha ha loadssa love maggie xxxx
 
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do i look stupid......ben aptal mıyım?
or......''lanet olsun....aptal mıyım''
''çok komik''..ok..but give 'the look'
bit stronger
''sen manyak mısın ,fazla para istiyorsun''..get ready to put your mits up
are you a maniac..you want too much money.
if you want yusufs x rated phrases it would have to be pm...theyre xrated even by turkish standards. haha
maggşie seni seviyorum will get you loads of what you might or might not want...go for it.
we are moving tomorrow down to Hatay so might be off line for a few days..will pick up your pieces then..!!!
 

maggie

Member
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shirleyanntr said:
do i look stupid......ben aptal mıyım?
or......''lanet olsun....aptal mıyım''
''çok komik''..ok..but give 'the look'
bit stronger
''sen manyak mısın ,fazla para istiyorsun''..get ready to put your mits up
are you a maniac..you want too much money.
if you want yusufs x rated phrases it would have to be pm...theyre xrated even by turkish standards. haha
maggşie seni seviyorum will get you loads of what you might or might not want...go for it.
we are moving tomorrow down to Hatay so might be off line for a few days..will pick up your pieces then..!!!
shirley seni sevi yorum has got me where i am today lol (about to move to akbuk) cant be bad eh give it go see wot happens to you lol loaddsa love maggie xxxxx
 

KKOB

Completely Chillaxed
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Oh don't worry, I can do "The Look" ! :lol:

Several people have died from it in the past !
 

KKOB

Completely Chillaxed
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Maggie,

"Seni çok seviyorum" might get you even further ! :lol:
 
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ahh Maggies..its not a cock..its a chock çok...chuck.
loadsa love xxx..youve got me at it now.
i wonder if KKOB's got the look that Phil's telling Ben to have...(eastenders)
 

maggie

Member
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shirleyanntr said:
ahh Maggies..its not a cock..its a chock çok...chuck.
loadsa love xxx..youve got me at it now.
i wonder if KKOB's got the look that Phil's telling Ben to have...(eastenders)
ow i wonder too think we can all do the look when we have to. wotch out tho my look is scary see my avitar lol loadssa love maggie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

KKOB

Completely Chillaxed
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Yep, that's THE look !!!

Only, I do a better one than Phil !! :lol:

Talking of Phil, can you translate "Are you havin' a larf , or what ? "
 
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EMEL

Now living in Akyarlar.
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Inanmiyorum Shirley senin Turkce cok guzel. Nasil orendik? Bende Turkce biliyorum aman okadar guzel digil.
Mary Lou
 

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