Turkish Words and Phrases for Travellers and Tourist
When tourists try to speak in their own language Turkish people love it and get more helpful even if it is as simple as saying “Hello”. We listed more common and daily words and phrases here:
|Hello ||Merhaba ||Meh – rha – bah |
|Yes ||Evet ||Eh – vet |
|No ||Hayır ||Hah – yur |
|How much? ||Ne kadar? ||Neh – ka – dar |
|Please ||Lutfen ||Lewt – fehn |
|Thank you ||Teşekkür ederim ||Tesh – ek – kerr – eh – deh – rim |
|How are you? ||Nasilsin? ||Nah-sil-sen |
|I am fine ||Iyiyim ||ee-yee-yim |
|What? ||Ne? ||Neh |
|When ||Ne zaman ||Neh-za-man |
Tips to know about Turkish language:
- There are 29 letter in the alphabet
- The words pronounced exactly the same way as it is read.
- There are no letter as Q, W and X in Turkish alphabet.
- Some letters are not present in English e.g. ö, ş, ı, ç, ü, ğ
You will stil manage even if you don’t know Turkish. Many Turks know English and are very helpful to tourists.