After completing this lesson, you’ll be able to introduce yourself in Turkish and engage in a simple conversation with your classmate.
Turks drink Turkish coffee. (No surprise) You’ll learn how to order Turkish coffee in this lesson. Turkish coffee is prepared in a different way than espresso or instant coffees.
If vowels have harmony, why not consonants? The second most essential topic is consonant harmony. In this lesson, you’ll learn why these words are not correct: sokakda, çocuku, kitapı, kasapda
After completing this lesson, you’ll be able to find your way in the new Istanbul Airport and talk to Turkish Police, if you need.
New Istanbul Airport: very controversial because of its size and its location. In this lesson, you’ll hear a dialogue between a tourist and Turkish police. If you are planning a holiday in Turkey, this lesson will help you at the airport for sure.
Buying interesting stuff in the grocery store or grand bazaar is one of the most fun activities if you are in a foreign country. Let’s learn numbers and words that will help you to do a bargain…
You’ll hear two colleagues talking about their schedule in the dialogue. You’ll learn some useful sentences like “How’s schedule tomorrow?” or “Do you want to meet tomorrow?“.
Even in such a big city like Istanbul, you may receive food on special days from your neighbors. Turks still like to know whom they live with.
Talking about weather is the best way to start a conversation and practice speaking.
If you are not familiar with the city, it might be really difficult to find your way back home or hotel.
Antalya is maybe the busiest city in Turkey in summer because of its beaches and hotels. After you finish your holiday, you may want to talk about how was your holiday with your friends or colleagues.
What do you want to do after you are fluent in Turkish? Have you ever thought about that?
Apart from memories, taking home some gifts and souvenirs would make you feel happy.
Thousands of people travel through Bosphorus every day by the historical ferries. As the boat takes off, Istanbul’s vast landscape gradually unfolds in front of you while the seagulls chase the boat in search of food.
Unfortunately, most of the Istanbulians spend more than an hour nervously in the traffic every day.
Turks like to buy their food in Street Bazaars (Pazar) that are set up on a specific day in a specific location.
Istanbul has been a cosmopolitan city throughout history. Even though it has been homogenized in the last century, many ethnic minorities are still living in the city such as Arabs, Armenians, Greeks, Bulgarians, Jews, Kurds, etc.
Istanbul is one of the biggest cities in the world and has its own rules. Apart from the cultural shock, you may need to get used to these rules which you can only learn by having the experience.
One thing that will quickly attract your attention is that Turks love stray cats and dogs. (Well, especially cats.)
Turks love to meet their friends and have long conversations about anything while drinking rakı and eating mezes in Meyhanes.
If you check fridge magnets in a Turkish house, you would immediately find a phone number of a kebap place. It’s essential to have a kebap place near you that you rely on.
Yemeksepeti.com is a food delivery company in which you can find almost all the restaurants in your city and order any type of food.
You’ll learn how to say “Who do you look like in your family?” or “I look like my mother”.
“Beklenen Büyük İstanbul Depremi” is the nightmare of Istanbulians.
What are the real problems of Turkish students? Because of the difficult measurement exams each year, they are under constant stress.
Museum pass card lets you enter almost all of the museums and sites like Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya), Topkapı Palace (Topkapı Sarayı), Cappadocia (Kapadokya) and many more.
Having a basic conversation with the hotel receptionist, expressing what do you want and asking simple questions can help you a lot during your vacation.
It’s a bit cliché but still so true. ‘Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.’
Even though shuttles are going to the airport, you may need to take a taxi to Istanbul Airport.
Compare to going to Pazar, shopping in Manav (grocery store) can be a little bit more expensive but you can find organic and exported fruits and vegetables any time of the week.
Netflix and other services entered our lives very fast and are the reasons why we go to cinemas less frequently than before. But let’s be honest, cinema is a whole different experience. In the dialogue, you’ll hear someone buying cinema tickets and getting a discount.
It is an important step to carry out simple tasks in the foreign language you are learning but can you carry out a complex task? In the dialogue, the librarian explains how to find the book you want.
Knowing how to say “handbrake”, “step on the gas” or “clutch” might be useful. In the dialogue, you’ll hear one friend teaching another how to drive.
Ordering food in a restaurant is an important experience in which you learn new words and phrases quickly. It’s also a great opportunity to practice what you have learned.
Erasmus program is a student exchange program established in 1987. Thanks to it, students can study some part of their undergraduate education in another country.
Having lunch or dinner outside is one of the most fun activities if you’re having tasty food in your dish. Complaining about your food is as important as eating it.
Finding a nice flat in a beautiful neighborhood can be difficult for an ex-pat. But it’s very important as it’ll affect where you’ll go shopping, socialize with your friends or which public transportation you’ll use.
Do you believe in fortune-telling? If no, would you change your opinion if you see a fortune-teller accurately talking about your past and future?