The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #30 November / December 2017
Basic Guide to Turkish
by Erik Zidowecki, Kendal Knetemann
November / December 2017 | 
Basic Guide to
Turkish is the most commonly spoken Turkic language with over 76 million speakers worldwide while being the official language of Turkey and Cyprus.

On this page we present you with some beginner words and phrases in Turkish so you may learn some of how Turkish looks and sounds.

Good morningGünaydın
Good afternoonİyi günler
Good eveningİyi akşamlar
Good nightİyi geceler
How are you?Nasılsın?
Fine, thank youİyiyim, teşekkür ederim
And you?Ya sen?
WelcomeHoş geldiniz
It is a beautiful dayÇok güzel bir gün
Have a nice dayİyi günler
GoodbyeHoşça kal
See you laterGörüşürüz
See you tomorrowYarın görüşürüz
Do you speak English?İngilizce biliyor musun?
Yes, a littleEvet, biraz
Nice to meet youTanıştığımıza memnun oldum
Nice to see youSeni görmek ne güzel

You can listen and learn how to pronounciate Turkish words by visiting
You will find these words on Lesson 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus there are over 100 other free lessons to learn more Turkish.

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For further materials like this, plus a whole lot more, be sure to visit

Basic Guide to Turkish
Writer: Erik Zidowecki, Kendal Knetemann
Petey: Flag; View of city

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