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Turkish for the Fish Market


Ken Grubb
  • When shopping for fish in Turkey, the local fish market is the place to go. Here is a list of fish names, their Turkish translations, with pronunciation guides.

Saltwater Fish

English Turkish Pronunciation
Anchovy Hamsi Hahm-see
Angler Fish Fener Balığı Feh-nehr Bah-loo-oo
Bogue Kupez
Altınkusak
Koo-pes
Ahl-toon-koo-sahk
Bonito Palamut Pah-lah-moot
Bream (Common) Çıpura Choo-poo-rah
Bream (Annular) İzmarit Eez-mah-reet
Bream (Axillary) Kirma Mercan Keer-mah Mehr-jahn
Bream (Black Spot) Lekeli Mercan
Manda Göz Mercan
Leh-keh-lee Mehr-Jahn
Mahn-dah-Gooz Mehr-jahn
Bream (Couches) Fangri Mercan Fahn-gree Mehr-jahn
Bream (Red) Mercan Mehr-jahn
Bream (Spot-tail Two-branded) Karagöz Kah-rah-gooz
Bream (Striped) Çizgili Mercan Cheez-gee-lee Mehr-jahn
Bluefish Lüfer Loo-fehr
Bluefish (Small) Sarıkanat Sah-ruh Kah-naht
Bluefish (Large) Kofana Ko-fah-nah
Dentex Sinarit See-nah-reet
Drum Minakop Mee-nah-kawp
Eel Yılan Balığı Yuh-lahn Bah-loo-oo.
Flounder Pisi Balığı Pee-see Bah-loo-oo
Flying Fish Uçan Balık Oo-chahn Bah-look
Gar Zargana Zahr-gah-nah
Grouper Orfoz Or-fowz
Grouper (White) Lahoz
Lagos Girida
La-hoz
Lah-gows Gee-ree-dah
Horse Mackerel İstavrit Ee-stah vreet
John Dory Dulger Dool-gehr
Leer Fish Akya
Kuzu Balığı
Ah-kyah
Koo-zoo bah-loo-oo
Mackerel Uskumru Oo-skoom-roo
Mackerel (Spanish) Kolyoz Kowl-yowz
Meagre (Brown) Eskina Eh-skee-nah
 
Monkfish Kelerbalığı Keh-lehr-bah-loo-oo
Moray Eel Muren Moo-ren
Mullet Kefal Keh-fahl
Mullet (Red) Barbunya Bar-boon-yah
Mullet (Red Striped) Tekir Teh-kir
Rock Fish Kaya Balığı Kah-yah Bah-loo-oo
Rockling Gelincik Geh-leen-jeek
Sand Smelt Cumus Joo-moosh
Sardine Sardalya Sar-dahl-yah
Scorpion Fish Lipsos Leep-sows
Scorpion Fish (Brown) İskorpit Ee-skor-peet
Sea Bass Levrek Lev-rek
Sea Robin Kirlangiç Keer-lahn-geech
Shark Köpek Balığı Koo-pek Bah-loo-oo
Snake Blenny Kayiş Balığı Ka-ee-eesh Bah-loo-oo
Sole Dil Deel
Sturgeon Mersin Balığı Mehr-seen Bah-loo-oo
Swordfish Kiliç Kee-leech
Tuna Ton Balığı Tawn Bah-loo-oo
Tuna (Skipjack) Çizgili Orkinos Cheez-gee-lee Or-kee-nos
Turbut Kalkan Kahl-kahn
Whiting Mezgit Mez-geet
Wrasse (Green) Lapin Lah-peen

Freshwater Fish

English Turkish Pronunciation
Carp Sazan Sah-zahn
Catfish Yayın Balığı Yaee-yoon-bah-loo-oo
Pickerel İzmarit Eez-mah-reet
Trout (Mountain) Dağ Alabalık Dah Ah-lah-bah-look
Trout (Speckeled) Dere Alabalığı Deh-reh Ah-lah-bah-look
Flounder (River) Dere Pisisi Deh-reh Pee-see-see
Trout (Lake) Göl Alabalığı Gool Ah-lah-bah-loo-oo
Salmon Somon So-mone
Pike (Northern) Turna Tur-nah
Other Fish and Seafood
English Turkish Pronunciation
Crab Yengeç
Pavurya
Yen-gech
Pah-voor-yah
Crayfish, Crawfish Kerevides Keh-reh-vee-dehs
Cuttlefish mürekkep Balığı Myoo-reh-kep Bah-loo-ooh
Lobster Istakoz Ooh-stah-kawz
Mussel Midye Mee-dyeh
Oyster İstirinde ee-stee-reen-deh
Shrimp, Prawn Karides Kah-ree-dehs
Squid, Calamari Kalamar Kah-lah-mahr
Tunny (Salted) Lakerda Lah-kehr-dah

 

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