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Turkish for the Butcher Shop


Besides the kasap (kah-sap) or butcher counter at your local supermarket, you'll probably find one or more smaller shops in your neighborhood for buying meat. Here are some helpful words with their Turkish translations, which will help you find and buy what you need.

Turkish for the Butcher Shop
English Turkish Pronunciation
Beef Dana Dah-nah
Beef, Ground Kıyma

Kuy-mah

Beef, Liver Sığır Karaçiğeri Soo-oor Kah-rah-chee-eh-ree
Beef Steak Biftek Beef-tek
Beef, Stew, Large Pieces Gulaş Goo-lahsh
Beef, Stew, Small Pieces Kuşbaşı Koosh-bah-shuh
Beef, Tenderloin Bonfile Bawn-fee-leh
Beef, Veal Dana Dah-nah
Bone Kemik Keh-meek
Boneless Kemiksiz Keh-meek-seez
Braising Meat Kavurma Kah-voor-mah
Chicken Tavuk  
Chicken, Breast Göğüş
Tavuk Bonfile
Go-oosh
Tah-vook bawn-fee-leh
Chicken, Thigh Tavuk Bodu Tah-vook
Chicken, Liver Tavuk Çiğeri Tah-vook chee-eh-ree
Chicken, Wing Tavuk Kanadı Tah-vook kah-nah-duh
Chop (Meat) Pirzola Peer-zoh-lah
Chuck (Neck) Gerdan Gehr-dahn
Cutlet Külbaştı Kyool-bahsh-tuh
Entrecote Antrikot Ahn-truh-kawt
Fat Yağ Ya-ah
Foreleg Kol Kawl
Meat Ball Köfte Koof-teh
Lamb Kuzu Koo-zoo
Lean (No Fat) Yağsız Ya-ah-suhz
Leg But Boot
Liver Çiğer Chee-ehr
Meat Et Et
Pot Roast Rosto Ro-sto
Rib Kaburga Kah-boor-gah
Rump Roast Dana Nuar Dah-nah noo-ahr
Sausage Sucuk Soo-jook
Turkey Hindi Heen-dee
Turkey, Breast Hindi Göğüşü Heen-dee go-oo-shoo
Turkey, Leg Hindi But Heen-dee boot
Turkey, Liver Hindi Çiğeri Heen-dee chee-eh-ree
Turkey, Thigh Hindi Bodu Heen-dee bo-doo
Turkey, Wing Hindi Kanadı Heen-dee kah-nah-duh
Ken Grubb, author.

As a special investigator for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and teacher for the University of Maryland, Ken Grubb has lived and worked in Turkey since 1997. He now lives in Antalya, where he researches and writes guides to help others live skillfully in Turkey.


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