Basic Words

ENGLISH TURKISH PRONUNCIATION

Hello

Merhaba

MEHR-hah-bah

Good morning, good day

Günaydin

gew-nahy-DUHN

Good evening

Iyi aksamlar

EE ahk-shahm-LAHR

Good night

Iyi geceler

EE geh-jeh-LEHR

Goodbye

Allaha ismarladik

ah-LAHS-mahr-lah-duhk

Bon voyage/Bye

Güle güle

gew-LEH gew-LEH

What is your name?

Adiniz ne?

AH-duh-NUHZ neh

My name is…

Adim…

Ah-DUHM…

How are you?

Nasilsiniz?

NAHS-suhl-suh-nuhz

I'm fine, thank you.

Iyiyim, tesekkür ederim.

ee-YEE-yihm, tesh-ek-KEWR eh-dehr-eem

Pardon me

Affedersiniz, pardon

af-feh-DEHR-see-neez, pahr-DOHN

Yes/no

Evet/hayir

eh-VEHT/HAH-yuhr

Please.

Lütfen.

LEWT-fehn

Help yourself.

Buyurun(uz).

BOOY-roon-(ooz)

Thanks.

Tesekkürler. Sag Ol. Mersi.

t eh-sheh-kewr-LEHR SOWL mehr-SEE

You're welcome.

Bir sey degil.

beer SHEHY deh-YEEL

Friend

Arkadas

Ar-kah-DAHSH

What?

Ne?

NEH

How?

Nasil?

NAH-suhl

Who?

Kim?

KEEM

Why?

Niçin, neden?

NEE-cheen, NEH-dehn

When?

Ne zaman?

NEH zah-mahn

Which one?

Hangisi?

HAHN-gee-see

What's this?

Bu ne?

BOO neh

How much/many?

Kaç/kaç tane?

KAHCH/tah-neh

What does it mean?

Ne demek?

NEH deh-mehk

Give me ...

... bana verin

bah-NAH veh-reen

I want ...

... istiyorum

ees-tee-YOH-room

...this

...bu(nu)

...boo(NOO)

...that

...su(nu)

...shoo(NOO)

...the other

...o(nu)

...oh(NOO)

hot/cold

sicak/soguk

suh-JAHK/soh-OOK

big/small

büyük/küçük

bew-YEWK/kew-CHEWK

new/old

yeni/eski

yeh-NEE/ehss-KEE

open/closed

açik/kapali

ah-CHUHK/kah-pah-LUH

not ...

... degil

deh-YEEL

It exists/doesn't exist

Var/yok

VAHR/YOHK

And/or

Ve/veya

VEH/veh-YAH

Good/bad

Iyi/fenah

EE-ee/ feh-NAH

Beautiful/ugly

Güzel/çirkin

gew-ZEHL/cheer-KEEN

Where is a/the ... ?

... nerede?

NEH-reh-deh

__railway station

__Gar/istasyon

__GAHR, ees-tah-SYOHN

__bus station

__Otogar

__OH-toh-gahr

__cheap hotel

__Ucuz bir otel

__oo-JOOZ beer oh-TEHL

__toilet

__Tuvalet

__too-vah-LEHT

__restaurant

__Lokanta

__loh-KAHN-tah

__post office

__Postane, PTT

__POHSS-tah-neh, peh-teh-TEH

Room

Oda

OH-dah

Shower

Dus

DOOSH

Bath

Banyo

BAHN-yo

Turkish bath

Hamam

Hah-MAHM

Soap

Sabun

Sah-BOON

Toilet paper

tuvalet kagidi

too-vah-LEHT kyaah-uh-duh

Hot water

Sicak su

Suh_JAHK soo

Luggage

Bagaj

Bah-GAHZH

Clean

Temiz

The-MEEZ

Laundry

Çamasir

Chah-mah-SHUR

Light(s)

Isik(lar)

Uh-SHUK(-LAHR)

Money

Para

PAH-rah

Water

Su

SOO

Tea

Çay

CHAH-yee

street, avenue

sokak, cadde(si)

soh-KAHK, JAHD-deh

Left/right

Sol/ sag

SOHL/SAAH

straight (on)

dogru

doh-ROO

Here/there/over there

Burada/
surada/
orada

BOO-rah-dah/
SHOO-rah-dah/
OH-rah-dah

Near/far

Yakin/uzak

yah-KUHN/oo-ZAHK

map

harita

HAH-ree-TAH

ticket

bilet

bee-LEHT

one-way/round- trip

gidis/gidis-dönüs

gee-DEESH/ gee-DEESH-dur-NEWRSH

airplane

uçak

oo-CHAHK

airport

havaalani

Hah-VAH-ah-lah-nuh

train

tren

TREHN

ship

gemi

GEH-mee

bus

otobüs

Oh-toh-BEWSS

car

araba

AH-rah-bah

Day, daily

gün, hergün

GURN, HEHR-gurn

today

bugün

BOO-gurn

tomorrow

yarin

YAHR-uhn

week

hafta

hahf-TAH

 

 

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