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Turkish for the Fish Market


Ken Grubb
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
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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