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Turkish survival dictionary

I didn’t need more than a few days traveling around Turkey to realize that if I didn’t learn a little the language, I wouldn’t be able to understand most of the locals. As always, I was writing down what I was learning, so why shouldn’t I publish it?

Here goes my Turkish survival dictionary.
 

    Basics

Yes – Evet
No – Yok
Hi – Merhaba
Good night – Iyi geceler
Bye bye – Güle güle
Thank you – Teşekkürler / Evallah
You are welcome – Bir şey değil
Enjoy your meal – Afiyet Olsun
Sorry – Özür dilerim
Please – Lüften
Okey – Tamam
Excuse me – Pardon
No problem – Problem yok
No money – Para yok
Free – Ücretsiz


I (Ben)
You (Sen)
He/She/It (O)


We (Biz)
You (Siz)
They (Onlar)

    Introducing yourself:

What’s your name? – Ismin ne?
My name is Jordi – Ismim Jordi
How old are you? – Kaç yaşındasın?
I’m 28 years old – 28 yaşındayım
Where are you from? – Nerelisin?
I’m from Barcelona – Barcelona liyim

    Hitchhiking

Where do you go? – Nereye gidiyorsun?
I go to Istanbul – Istanbul’a gitmek
We go to Istanbul – Istanbul’a gidicem
Me too – Ben de
Can we go with you? – Sizinle gelebilir miyim?
Center of the town – Şehir Merkezi
Here – Burda
There – Orda

 

    Eating

Food – Yemek
Big – Büyük
Small – Küçük
Bread – Ekmek
Chicken – Tavuk
Lamb – Et
Tomato – Domates
Potatoes – Patates
How much is it? – Ne kadar?

    Drinking

Water – Su
Milk – Süt
Tea – Çay
Hot – Ilik
Cold – Soğuk
With sugar – Şekerli
Without sugar – Şekersiz
Beer – Bira
Cheers – Şerefe

 

    Other sentences

I don’t speak turkish – Bilmiyorum Turkçe
I understand – Anlıyorum
I don’t understand – Anlamıyorum
I know – Biliyorum
I don’t know – Bilmiyorum
Where is the …? – … nerede?
We are married – Biz evliyiz

 

    Other words

Bro – Kanka
Friend – Arkadaş
Cheap – Ucuz
Expensive – Pahalı
Today – Bugün
Tomorrow – Yarın
Yesterday – Dün
Opened – Açık
Closed – Kapalı
Beautiful – Güzel
Very – Çok
Lighter – Çakmak
Sea – Deniz
Island – Ada
Castle – Kale
Tower – Kule
Clock – Saat
Children – Çocuk
Man / Woman – Bay / Bayan

 
And that’s all, I hope that if you travel to Turkey it will be helpful!