|"one who says "I'm from the turkish nation", before everything must definitely speak Turkish.|
- Turkish is an agglutinating language, with exclusive suffixation: Anne (Mother), Annem (My mother), Anneme (To my mother).
- Gender and definite and indefinite articles do not exist.
- Instead of prepositions, Postpositions are used. Benim icin (for me).
- Turkish is a subject-object-verb language. Example: Ben eve gittim - I home-to went (I went home).
- All forms that effect a verb are added by suffixes to the end of the verb. For example: Git (go), gitme (Don't go).
- There is vowel harmony.
- Contains 29 letters; 21 consonants & 8 vowels. [Turkish words are read exactly as they are spelled. There are rare exceptions, unlike the English language ( See: read the 'o' in one & bone)]
- Cep telefon kapat. - Close the pocket telephone (Turn off the cell phone)
- Isik ac. - Open the light (Turn on the light)
- Nerde oturuyorsun? - Where do you sit? (Where do you live?)
- Ask Kac Beden Giyer? - What size does the love wear? (How many lovers can you have?)
- Ne haber 'Naber'? - What news? (What's up?)
- Ne var, ne yok? - What is there, what is there not? (What's up?)
- Memnun oldum. - I am satisfied. (I am pleased to meet you)
- Tuylerim kalkti - My hairs got up (I got cold chills / I got goosebumps)
I recommend you living in Turkey to learn Turkish, because every Language book I have come across explains wrong, or is too basic, not accounting for present day Turkish. If a textbook is your only method to learn I recommend "http://elementaryturkish.com/". It is the best textbook I have found.
Some basic Turkish to use while touring:
- Merhaba - Hello
- Benim adim _____ - My name is _____
- Nasilsin - How are you?
- Iyiyim - I am good.
- _____ Nerede - Where is the _____?
- Hosgeldin. - Welcome.
- Hosbulduk - I feel welcome
- Gule gule - Go with a smile (good bye).
- Neden - Why?
- _____ ne demek? - What does ____ mean? (for example, a particular word)
- Turkce bilmiyorum - I dont know Turkish
- Tesekkurler - Thank you
- Bir sey degil - Not at all (No problem)
Turkish In Use ;)
*Some of this info comes from "http://elementaryturkish.com/"*