Turkish Language

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Below you will find some phrases that will be useful :

1: bir = one
2: iki = two
3: üç = three
4: dört = four
5: beş = five
6: altı = six
7: yedi =seven
8: sekiz = eight
9: dokuz = nine
10: on =ten
11: on bir = eleven
12: on iki = twelve
13: on üç = thirteen
20: yirmi
30: otuz
40: kırk
50: elli
60: atmış
70: yetmiş
80: seksen
90:doksan
100: yüz

Examples: 28: yirmi sekiz ( tens digit first , ones digit second. )

English – Turkish – Pronunciation

Yes Evet (e-vet)
No Hayir (higher)
Please Lütfen (lute-fen
Thank you Te@ekkür ler (tesh-e-kür- ler)
You are welcome Bir @ey degil (beer say de-chil)
Excuse me Affedersiniz (af-feb-der-see-neez)
Hello Merhaba (mare-hah-bah)
Good morning Günaydin (goon- eye-din)
Good afternoon Iyi günler (ee-yee goo -n-ler)
Good evening Iyi ak@amlar (ee-yee ak-sham-lar)
Good night Iyi geceler (ee-yee gedge-e-ler)
Goodbye (informal) Güle güle (goo-l goo-l)
Goodbye (formal) Ho@ça kalim (hosh-cha ka-lum)
Welcome Ho@geldiniz (hosh-gald-in-eez)
Mr Bay (bay)
Mrs / Miss Bayan (bay-an)
What is your name? Adiniz ne? (ah-din-eez ne)
My name is… Ismim … (is-mim)

Getting Around

I do not understand Anlamadim (an-la-muh-im)
What? Ne? (neh)
Why? Niçin meden? (Neh-den)
Where is…? Nerededir? (Neh-reh-deh-dir)
When? Ne zaman? (Neh za-man)
How much? Kaç? (Ka-k)
How many? Kaç tane? (Ka-k tarne)
Left Sol (sol)
Right Sag (saa)
Straight ahead Düz (doh-roo)
Shop Dükkan (dewk-kan)
Market Çargi (char-see)
Baazar Pazar (pa-zar)
Church kilise (kee-leh-see)
Mosque cami (ja-mee)
Museum müze (mew-zeh)
Palace saray (sar-eye)
Park park (park)
Tourist information turism dani@ma (too-riz-um da-nuhsh-mah
office bürosu bew-ro-soo)
Airport havalimani (ha-va-lee-ma-nuh)
Bus otobüs (o-to-bew-s)
Bus station otogar (o-to-gar)
Minibus dolmu@ (dol-moo-sh)
Taxi Taksi (tak-see)
Timetable terife (ta-ree-feh)

Emergency

Help Imdat (eem-dat)
Stop Dur (door)
Where is the nearest En yakim telefon (En-ya-kubn-teh-leh-fontelephone?
nerede? neh-reh-deh)
Telephone Telefon (teh-leh-fon)
Where is the nearest En yakim hastane (En-ya-kubn-has-tahospital?
nerede? neh-neh-reh-deh)
Hospital Hastahane (has-ta-neh)
I’m ill Rahatsizim (ra-hey-tiz-eem)
Help me Yardim edin (yar-dim-ee-din)
I’m lost Kayboldum (caee-bo-leh-dum)
Call an ambulance Bie ambulans (beer am-hoo-lansçagrin
chah-ruhn)

Shopping

Open açik (a-chuhk)
Closed kapali (ka-pal-uh)
Shop Dükkan (dewk-kan)
Market Çar@i (char-see)
Bazaar Pazar (pa-zar)
Price Fiyat (fay-at)
How much is this? Ne kadar (neh ka-dar)
Cheap Ucuz (oo-joo-z)
Expensive Pahali (paa-ha-lub)
Very expensive Çok pahalt (char-ock paa-ha-lub)
I want Istiyorum (ist-ee-your-um)
Do you have? Var mi? (var muh?)
Water su (sue)
Milk süt (suit)
Beer bira (beer-a)
Wine @arap (shar-ap)
Tea çay (ch-eye)
Coffee kahve (car-vay)
Food yemek (ye-meck)
Bakery firin (fuh-rubn)
Bank banka (ban-ka)
Book shop kitapçi (kee-tap-chub)
Pharmacy eczane (ee-ja-za-neh)
Post office postane (pos-ta-neh)
Supermarket supermarket (sew-per-mar-ket)

Days of the Week

Monday Pazartesi (pa-zar-the-see)
Tuesday Sali (sa-luh)
Wednesday Çar@amba (char-sham-ha)
Thursday Per@embe (per-shem-beh)
Friday Cuma (joo-ma)
Saturday Cumartesi (joo-mar-teh-see)
Sunday Pazar (pa-zar)

Colours

Black siyah (see-yah)
White beyaz (bay-yaz)
Blue mavi (ma-vee)
Green ye@il (yeh-shell)
Yellow sari (sa-ru-b)
Red kirmizi (kubr-muh-zub)

Useful Words

Morning Sahah (sa-bah)
Afternoon Ogleden sonar (ur-leh-den son-ra)
Evening Ak@am (ak-sam)
Yesterday Dün (dewn)
Today Bugün (boo-gewn)
Tomorrow Yarin (ya-ruhn)
Hot sicak (suh-jak)
Cold soguk (soh-ook)
Big büyük (bew-yewk)
Small küyük (kew-chewk)

 Accommodation & Eating Out

Double room iki ki@lilik bir oda (ee-kee kee-shee-leekbeer
o-da)
Twin room çift yatakli bir oda (cheef- ya-tak-lu berr o-da)
Restaurant lokanta (lo-kan-ta)
I have a reservation rezervasyonum var (reh-zeer-vas-yoo-noom var)
A table for… ki@ilik bir masa…. (Kee-shee-leek beer
ma-sa….)
Menu yemek listesi (yee-mek lees-teh-see)
Breakfast kahvalti (ka-val-ta)
Lunch ögle yemegi (ur-leh yeh-meh-ee)
Dinner ak@am yemegi (ak-sham yeh-meh-ee)
Starter meze (mez-eh)
Main course ana yemek (an-a yeh-mek)
Dessert tatli (tat-luh)
Beer bira (beer-a)
Wine @arap (shar-ap)
Tea çay (ch-eye)
Coffee kahve (car-vay)

Menu Guide
What Is It?

Alabalik Trout
Ananas Pineapple
Ançuez Anchovy
Balik Fish
Barbunya Red mullet
Beyin Brain
Bezelye Peas
Biber Pepper (kara biber: black pepper)
Bildircin Quail
Bonfile Filet of beef
Çam fistigi Pine nut
Ciger Liver
Çilek Strawberry
Çorba Soup
Çupra Sea bream
Dana Veal
Domates Tomato
Domuz Pork
Dondurma Ice cream
Ekmek Bread
Elma Apple
Enginar Artichoke
Erik Plum
Et Meat
Fasulye Bean
Havuç Carrot
Hindi Turkey
Ispanak Spinach
Istravrit Mackerel
Jambon Ham
Kabak Squash (zucchini, pumpkin,and the like)
Kalkan Turbot
Karides Shrimp
Karnibahar Cauliflower
Karpuz Watermelon
Kavun Melon
Kayisi Apricot
Kaz Goose
Kefal Gray mullet
Kiliç Swordfish
Kiraz Cherry
Köfte Meatball
Kuzu Lamb
Lagus Grouper
Lava@ Grilled unleavened bread
Levrek Sea bass
Limon Lemon
Lüfer Bluefish
Mantar Mushroom
Marul Lettuce
Meyva Fruit
Meze Appetizer
Mezgit Cod
Misir Corn
Mürekkep baligi Squid
Muz Banana
Ördek Duck
Palamut Bonito
Patates Potato
Patlican Eggplant/aubergine
Peynir Cheese
Pide Flat bread
Pilaf (pilâf) Rice
Piliç Chicken
Portakal Orange
Salatalik Cucumber
Sardalya Sardine
!eftali Peach
!eker Sugar
Sigir Beef
Sogan Onion
Som Salmon
Sosis Sausage
Tarak Scallop
Tatlilar Sweets
Tavuk Hen (for stewing)
Tereyagi Butter
Ton Tuna
Torik Large bonito
Tuz Salt
Un Flour
Üzüm Grapes
Yumurta Eggs
Zeytin Olive
Zeytinyagi Olive oil

How Is It Prepared?

Bugulama Steamed
Çevirme Meat roasted on a spit
Çig Raw
Dogranmi@ Chopped
Dolma Stuffed
Ezme Paste
Firin Roasted or baked; oven
Füme Smoked
Guveç Earthenware dish; casseroles cooked in this pot
Ha@lama Cooked, boiled
Izgara Grilled
Islim Braised
Kavurma Fried or roasted
Kebap Roasted
Pane Breaded and fried
Püre Purée
Rosto Roast meat
Saç Iron griddle for cooking over wood fires
Sahanda Fried
!i@ Skewer
Sote Sauté
Tandir Clay lined oven
Ta@im Boiled
Tava Fried

Drinks

Ayran Yogurt drink made by the addition of water and salt
Bira Beer
Çay Tea
Kayisi suyu Apricot juice
Kiraz suyu Cherry juice
Kola Cola
Maden suyu or soda Carbonated mineral water
Meyve suyu Fruit juice
Portakal suyu Orange juice
Raki Alcoholic drink made of aniseed and diluted with water
!arap Wine
!ekerli With sugar
!ekersiz Unsweetened
!i@e suyu Bottled water
Soguk içecekler Beverages
Su Water
Süt Milk
Suyu Juice

Appetizers

Ara sicak Hot appetizers (translated literally, “in the middle hot”)
Arnavut cigeri Spicy fried liver with onions
Beyin ha@lamasi Boiled brain
Beyin kizartmasi Fried brain
Börek Flaky pastry, either baked or fried
Cacik Salad of yogurt, cucumber, and garlic; often served as a soup
Çig köfte Spicy raw meatballs
Çoban salatasi Salad of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions, and mint in olive oil and
lemon
Ezme salatasi Spicy relish of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, hot green chili peppers,
onion, and parsley
Fesuliye piyasi White bean with onion salad
Havuç salatasi Carrot salad
Hibe@ Spread of chickpeas, red pepper, onion, and yogurt
Humus Chickpea purée
Patlican salatasi Purée of roasted eggplant (also served warm; also refers to eggplant sautéed
with tomatoes and peppers)
Sigara böregi Fried filo “cigar” pastry filled with cheese
Soguk mezeler Cold appetizers
Su böregi Baked filo filled with meat or cheese
Tala@ böregi Puff pastry filled with meat
Yalanci dolmasi Stuffed grape leaves (no meat)
Yaprak dolmasi Stuffed grape leaves (sometimes with meat)

Soups

Balik çorbasi Fish soup
Domatesli pirinç çorbasi Tomato and rice soup
Et suyu Consommé
Ezo gelin çorbasi Red lentil soup with bulgur and mint
I@kembe çorbasi Tripe soup (also kokoreç)
Mantar corbasi Mushroom soup
Mercimek çorbasi Lentil soup
Sebze çorbasi Vegetable soup

Meats & Kebaps

Adana kebabi Meatballs of spicy chopped lamb flattened and grilled on a skewer
Böbrek Kidney
Çöp kebabi Same as çöp @i@
Çöp @i@ Small lamb cubes grilled on a skewer; also called çöp kebabi
Döner kebap Thin slices of lamb roasted on a vertical revolving spit
Içli köfte Corn or bulgur balls stuffed with minced lamb (boiled or fried)
Iskender kebabi Sliced döner kebabi served on a layer of pide, tomatoes, and yogurt, and covered
with melted butter
Izgara köfte Grilled meatballs
Kadin budu köfte “Lady’s thigh,” meatballs of lamb and rice, deep-fried
Kari@ik izgara Mixed grill
Kuzu budu rostosu Roasted leg of lamb
Kuzu pirzolasi Grilled lamb chops
!i@ kebabi Marinated lamb cubes grilled on a skewer

Desserts

A@ure Thick sweet pudding of whole wheat, mixed fruits, and nuts
Baklava Flaky pastries soaked in syrup or honey
Çukulatali pudding Chocolate pudding
Firin sütlaç Baked rice pudding
Hanim göbegi Honey-soaked flour pastry
Helva National favorite of semolina, sesame paste or flour, sugar, and nuts
Kaymakli kayisi tatlisi Poached apricots stuffed with cream
Krem karamel Crème caramel
Künefe Butter-soaked pastry filled with melted cheese, soaked in syrup, and served hot
Muhallebi Milk pudding
Revani Honey-soaked semolina
Sütlaç Rice pudding
Tatlilar Sweets or desserts
Tavukgögsü Sweet chicken pudding

Other Dishes

Damat dolmasi Squash stuffed with ground lamb and nuts
Domates domasi Stuffed tomatoes
Etli biber dolmasi Stuffed green peppers
Gözleme Folded savory pancake filled with potato, cheese, or meat
Hunkar begendi Eggplant purée topped with lamb cubes (literally, “the sultan was pleased”)
Imam bayildi Stuffed eggplant (literally, “the imam fainted”)
Lahmacun Fast food of thin crust dough topped with minced lamb, tomato, and onion
Manti Meat dumplings topped with warm sauce of yogurt, garlic, and chili oil
Menemen Wet omelet of beaten eggs, tomato, and green peppers
Musakka Casserole of eggplant, vegetables, and ground lamb
Peynirli tost Grilled cheese sandwich (also called tost)
Simit Sesame seed-coated soft pretzel

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