Transportation – Turkish Vocabulary

General words for transportation in the Turkish Language:

  1. The list of the words is below.
  2. Don’t forget to read the vocabulary tips.
  3. You can download the audios of the words with the link at the bottom of the post.

Vocabulary Tip:

Linguists, tutors, psychologists all agree on this: vocabulary learning success does not just depend on the strategy you follow.

Actually, There is no ‘best’ strategy!

Different strategies must be adopted depending on the situation. A learner taking a language course and another learner living abroad where the target language is spoken should follow different strategies.

The chemistry of learning a word is affected by various things: effort, interest, learning environment, cultural association, exposure to that word, availability of practicing the word. You may not learn to speak Spanish as fast as an Italian or a Portuguese. Cultural association, having a common ancient language or religion, all this matters. You need to consider these when considering a learning strategy. So, never believe a person or a website that offers everyone the same ‘best’ or ‘most effective’ or ‘faster’ language learning system. Every learner needs to take different methods and strategies depending on the situation.

To continue reading vocabulary tips, please go to the next course “House.


List of the Words:


Araba Car
Otomobil Car
Otobüs Bus
Tren Train
Metro Subway/Metro
Metrobüs Metrobus
Füniküler Funicular
Minibüs or Dolmuş Minibus (for public transportation)
Vapur Ferry
Tramvay Tram
Taksi Taxi
Trene binmek To take a train
Otobüse binmek To take a bus
Trene binmek istiyorum. I want to take a (or the) train.
Bilet Ticket
Tren bileti Train ticket
Şehir haritası City map
Ulaşım kartı Transportation card
Nereden bilet alabilirim? Where can I buy the ticket?
Nereden tren bileti alabilirim? Where can I buy the train ticket?

a popular alternative to bus. (You pay with cash in minibüs whereas buses only accept transportation card.)



NOTE: There is two-second break between each audio track. Try to pronounce your best before the track is played. You can repeat this activity until you feel comfortable with your pronunciation.