Top 100 Basic Turkish Phrases

If you are visiting this history rich country that is placed on two continents you will definitely need some basic Turkish phrases. Even though in the touristic places in Turkey most of the people speak English, for the adventurers that want to explore off the beaten path, this list will be useful.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that these Turkish phrases are written in a way that will be easiest for you to pronounce them.

We made a list of 100 basic Turkish phrases that definitely will make your life easier while visiting Turkey.

Basic Turkish phrases for greetings

  • Hello = Merhaba
  • How are you? = Naslsn
  • I’m fine = İyiyim
  • I’m not well = İyi deilim
  • I come from (America) = Amerika’dan geliyorum
  • What country are you from? = Neredensin?
  • Thank you = Teshekkürler
  • Sorry = Pardon
  • No problem = Problem yok
  • Goodbye = Bay bay
  • Can you speak English? = İngilizce konuşhabiliyor musun?
  • What is your name? = İsmin ne?
  • My name is John = İsmim John

Basic Turkish phrases for addressing people

  • I = Ben
  • I am = Ben
  • You = Sen
  • You are = Sen
  • He/She/They = o / o / onlar
  • He is/She is/They are = O/ o /onlar
  • Female/Male (junior) = o / o
  • Female/Male (senior) = Siz

Basic Turkish phrases for directions (taxis, buses, airport, etc.)

  • Speak slowly = Yavaş konuş
  • Do you use the taxi meter? = Taksi metre kullanyor musun?
  • Nearby = Yakn
  • Go straight = Düz git
  • Take/Go left = Sola dön
  • Go right = Saya dön
  • Stop = Dur
  • To the airport please = Havaalanna lütfen
  • Station = Durak
  • Bus stop = Otobüs duraı
  • Bus = Otobüs
  • Train = Tren
  • Airplane = Uçak
  • Minibus = Minibüs
  • Car = Araba
  • Bicycle = Bisiklet
  • Motorcycle = Motosiklet
  • Boat = Bot

Basic Turkish phrases for shopping

Bargaining is a must at the Bazaars in Turkey. Some Turkish words will help you get a better price. Here are some useful ones…

  • How much? = Ne kadar?
  • Very expensive = Çok pahal
  • Can you reduce the price? = İndirim yapsanz?
  • I want this one = Bunu istiyorum

Basic Turkish numbers

  • 1 = Bir
  • 2 = İki
  • 3 = Üç
  • 4 = Dört
  • 5 = Beş
  • 6 = Alt
  • 7 = Yedi
  • 8 = Sekiz
  • 9 = Dokuz
  • 10 = On
  • 11 = On bir
  • 20 = Yirmi
  • 21 = Yirmi bir
  • 22 = Yirmi iki
  • 30 = Otuz
  • 31 = Otuz bir
  • 40 = Kırk
  • 50 = Elli
  • 60 = Altmış
  • 70 = Yetmiş
  • 80 = Seksen
  • 90 = Doksan
  • 100 = Yüz
  • 500 = Beş yüz
  • 1,000 = Bin

Basic Turkish phrases for restaurants or cafes

  • Restaurant = Restoran
  • Café = Kafe
  • Excuse me = Bakar msnz!
  • Bathroom = Tuvalet
  • What is this? = Bu ne?
  • Hungry = Achım
  • May I have the menu = Menü alabilir miyim?
  • Vegetarian = Vejeteryan
  • Vegan = Vegan
  • Water = Su
  • Beer = Bira
  • Chicken = Tavuk
  • Rice = Pirinçh
  • Cold = Soyuk
  • Hot = Schak
  • Please no ice = Buzsuz lütfen
  • No sugar = Şhekersiz
  • 1 more please = Bir tane daha lütfen
  • I like spicy = Ach severim
  • Not spicy = Achsz

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Basic Turkish words and sentences for an emergency

  • Hurts = Achyor
  • Tooth = Dişh
  • Dentist = Dişhçhi
  • Where is the police station? = Karakol nerde?
  • Where is the hospital? = Hastane nerde?
  • Call an ambulance = Ambulans çağyr
  • I’m lost = Kayboldum
  • Can you help = Yardm eder misin?

Turkish phrases for a night out

  • Single = Bekar
  • Would you like a drink = İçki/içecek ister misin?
  • I’m drunk = Sarhoşhum
  • Cheers = Şherefe!

The 100 of the most basic Turkish phrases help you have the wonderful trip in Turkey.

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