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  1. Tömer Language School, a branch of Ankara University, is Turkey's leading language school. Besides Turkish, you can also learn other languages. They have branches in the following cities: Adana Alanya Ankara Antalya Bursa Izmir Istanbul (Kadıköy and Taksim) Samsun. Tömer's Turkish courses have 12 levels--four basic, four intermediate, and four advanced. If you complete level eight, you will receive a certificate of competence in Turkish. If you continue on and complete level 12, you will receive a university degree for Turkish langua
  2. If you're not fluent in Turkish, The Google Chrome browser with its "Google Translate" extension will be of great help to you. Any time you're viewing a web page which is in the Turkish language, you'll be able to translate it into English, instantly. The Google Translate logo. Look for it when you install the application for Chrome. Once it's installed, you'll see it at the top right of your browser. If you don't already have the Chrome browser, you'll need to download and install it first. Downloading and Installing the Chrome Browser Go to https://www.google.com/
  3. Turks are known for their friendliness and close relationships, as well as their politeness and consideration of others. So they have certain "set phrases," which are used to express good wishes to you in various circumstances. Usually, the reply would be "teşekkür ederim" (teh-shek-kyur eh-deh-reem), which means "thank you," or "sağol" (sah-ol), which is a wish for life, but is also used to say "thank you." If a different reply is called for, it will be noted below. 1. When you sneeze, a Turk will say... "Çok yaşa!" (choke yah-shah), Meaning "a long life to you!" You would reply
  4. Araç Çıkabilir: Vehicles entering roadway. A.S. İZ (Askeri İnzibat): Military Police. Askeri Bölge: Military Zone. Benzin: Gasoline or petrol. Bozuk Satih: Broken pavement, or rough surface. Buz: Ice. Çıkış: Exit. Dikkat: Attention, be careful! Dikkatsız: Careless. Dinlenme Alanı: Rest area. Dizel: Diesel. Dur: Stop. Düzensiz: Reckless, carless, erratic. Giremez: Do not enter. Girilmez: Do not enter. Giriş: Entrance Hastane: Hospital Heyelan Bölgesi: Falling rocks/landslide area. Kapalı: Closed. Kar: Snow. Karayolları: Highway Kaza: Accident Kaza Rap
  5. I am translating an English novel set in 18th C Turkey. It uses several Turkish words and terms, whose meaning I have mostly managed to discover so far, though often with much effort and difficulty (incidentally I would very much like to hear suggestions regarding any good - and preferably freely available! - Turkish-English dictionary.) Anyway, I am currently stuck with the following phrase, and I would appreciate the help of Turkish speakers. The protagonist has met a woman and says: "In order that the union might begin with speed, and yet be of a nature to terminate with decency, we a
  6. To me, the "R" sound is rather strange. When the letter "R" appears at the end of a word, I can hear a sound similar to the "sh" sound in English. However, the native speakers say it is wrong to pronounce in that way. They told me the "R" sound in Turkish is just like the "R" sound in English word "run", but what is that sound I'm hearing??? Also, sometimes they are pronouncing "R" into "L" sound (or I'm hearing it wrong again?)
  7. I've been learning Turkish for a while, but sometimes when I try translating something, I don't understand the grammar. If this isn't the right place to ask, please refer me to a suitable place. If not, would someone help explain the grammar in this sentence? Gözlerinde bir yol var ah geçsem mi çağırır beni What kinda suffix is sem in geçsem? Also, i get that çağırır is in aorist tense, but it doesn't make sense that the personal suffix would be ır as well.
  8. Apologies if these questions have appeared elsewhere: I searched and didn't see anything come up. I'm interested in going to Turkey to study the language, and I've seen reference to a specific visa type for that. I would appreciate if anyone could help me with the following questions: Is the visa to study Turkish considered a "Short Term" visa or "Student" visa? Does this change whether I have to apply online/at a consulate or in person/online? How long is the typical length of this visa, given that the courses will be booked monthly? I have seen that
  9. I keep reading the process is simple but then when it comes down to to going to places and getting all the stamps, some have suggested that you need a person who speaks and/or understands Turkish. How do i find someone like that if it is indeed a need?
  10. Hello everyone! I’m a Pakistani who has wanted to live in Turkey ever since the age of 15. Everything was planned but now I’m facing alot of problems, to start with, I’m just about to start my university and for that i want to move to Turkey, i have seen so many Turkish dramas/films that i can speak a little turkish and i am willing to learn more. I’m also fimiliar with the lifestyle. What draws me to Turkey are the people, the amazing friendly people and that’s i want to move there permanently. NOW where the problem lies is that i want to become a lawyer, along with Turkey that too is a dream
  11. Hello all! Does anyone know a palce where I can learn Turkish here? Any language centers? I don't want any online classes to be honest. I appreciate your help!
  12. Hi there, I am new to this and have decided to join due to being in a relationship with a man in Turkey. I am English and live in England. Him and his family are Kurdish and I am looking to learn to speak Kurdish as I am going to meet his Mother and the rest of his family next month. I speak very very little/basic Turkish and understand even less. However, I would love to learn Kurdish as it shows to his family that their language and culture is important to me (I don’t want to be an ignorant English person, whereby everyone else must learn to speak English instead of me learning the
  13. If you want to learn Turkish online, try TurkishClass101.com. They offer fun and interesting Turkish courses using desktop software, mobile apps, and PDF lesson notes. There is also a community there where you can discuss your lessons and ask questions about the Turkish language. You can join for free at the level of Turkish you have now (absolute beginner, beginner, intermediate, and advanced).
  14. Hello, I am sorry for the long post. I have been in a long distance relatioship for 1 year 4 months now with a Turkish/Armenian Girl. It i a long distance realtionship. I have met her parents as I have visited. Now down the road im beginning to get confused about the culture and dating. I Love this girl so much. She invited me to visit and meet her parent which I did and was so greatful and had the best time of my life with her. I got to learn some of the culture esspecially when it comes to dating. I understand that there are certain ways that I must go about it to show respect
  15. I've just applied for a residency permit under the new system, putting down "The ones to attend Turkish learning courses" as my reason as I hope to do so. However, under the documents I need to bring, it says I need "The document that shows the person has received education from an authorized institution or organization to give Turkish language courses," something I definitely don't have. At first I thought maybe I had made a mistake and mis-read the reason, but it definitely read 'attend' Turkish courses not 'give' them. Has anyone gone through anything similar? Or does anyone
  16. Hi everyone out there! I am Norwegian and my boyfriend, Mahmut, is Turkish. We have been together for a while now, and he is now in the army to do his time. He has been there now for 4 months and have left 8 months. I've come here because I was hoping if there is anyone that has been in a similar situation that could maybe help me with some advice and support on how to still keep my head up and basically hang on, because right now I am at a breaking point. The thing is that in April he was supposed to get a vacation time where we finally were gonna see each other again, and it's also
  17. Yachts sailing the Med coast of Turkey http://turkishtravelblog.com

    © Natalie Sayin

  18. This tea garden in Selcuk is just oppoiaste the main bus station. An absolute delight in summer - http://turkishtravelblog.com/selcuk-town-turkey-travel/

    © Natalie Sayin

  19. A carpet shop in Selcuk, Turkey. Don't forget to haggle if you plan on buying one.

    © http://turkishtravelblog.com/selcuk-town-turkey-travel/

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    Cop Sis Kebab

    Cop sis kebabs sold on the Aegean coast of Turkey in a small town called Soke. See more pictures at the Turkish Travel Blog http://turkishtravelblog.com

    © NatalieSayin

  21. Hello Everyone I would like to introduce myself,I am 25 years old born and raised in a super small town in Georgia. I am new to this forum and I have recently started dating a Turkish man and some things have been a little on the too good to be true side of things with him and I need to insight and some advice. I've never dated anyone that was from another country before so this is all new to me. And I just want to protect myself if need be. So I will start from the beginning on how my relationship came about with my Turkish boyfriend... I just moved to California from a small southern town
  22. Hi everyone, it's been awhile since I logged in. Hope you're all well. I was wondering if someone can help me i really want to learn Turkish now but rather than trek across the city to Tomer every day I would like private 1 on 1 Turkish lessons, as i really need to grasp the basics. Do you know of anyone? Thanks a lot!
  23. Hi all I've read quite a few of these forums and thought I should just get my feelings out there! I have been going to Turkey all my life, every year in fact. I have family out there in Marmaris so i go with my family to visit them. Last year i decided i wanted to go for more than just the typical two week holiday. So i flew out by myself and stayed with my aunt for 2 and a half months. I didn't plan on meeting anyone I just wanted to go for a good time as i love Turkey, my uncle is Turkish and is too over protective and i knew meeting someone would be difficult. On my first night i went to
  24. Excellent and Good Turkish Websites to learn Turkish There are several excellent and very good websites to learn Turkish. My favourites are as follows: www.turkishteatime.com EXCELLENT WEBSITE www.turkishbasics.comwww.turkishfree.webs.comwww.onlineturkish.comwww.princeton.edu/~turkish/reading1.htmlwww.turkishlanguage.co.uk EXCELLENT WEBSITEwww.ielanguages.comwww.worldstories.org.uk (click on TURKISH)www.turkishclass.comwww.totally-turkish.com
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