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    Are you dreaming of an unforgettable holiday in Turkey, but are unsure how to find your way around the language? No worries! With our short language course “Turkish for Beginners” you will be well prepared for your next holiday in Turkey. The Turkish language is not only fascinating but also accessible for beginners.

    In this language course we will introduce you to the basics of the Turkish language so that you can communicate confidently and confidently during your stay in Turkey. From simple greetings to useful phrases to basic everyday phrases, we will teach you everything you need to find your way in different situations.

    Whether you want to visit the famous sights, order from local restaurants, or chat with locals, a few basic knowledge of Turkish will help you develop an even deeper connection to the country and its people.

    So, be ready to be enchanted by the beauty of Turkish culture and hospitality while improving your language skills. Let's get started with our little language course for your next holiday in Turkey!

    The most important vocabulary for a trip to Turkey

    With a lot of courage and perseverance, you will eventually master some Turkish words and expressions during your trip to Turkey. This is not easy because the pronunciation is very different from the Latin alphabet.

    Turkish as the official language

    The Turkish alphabet consists of 29 letters, and some of its letters do not appear in our classical alphabet. Even if you study it diligently, despite the small vocabulary, you will find that pronunciation is a major obstacle. However, if you persist and learn, you will be able to pronounce a few words correctly. Around 100 million people speak Turkish and its variants.

    Pronunciation tips

    Correct pronunciation will be the main communication problem for your trip to Turkey. First rule: You must always be able to roll an “r”. That's the easiest thing, now comes the hard part. In alphabetical order: “c” is pronounced “jungle” and “ç” becomes “Czech”. “e” must be pronounced “feel (as an open e)”. For a "g" you say "g" and "ğ" lengthens the vowel that follows it. “ı” without a period is pronounced like “come (as a very muffled and short i)”. “ö” is pronounced like “ö” in German. The “ş” is pronounced like “school, bush”. “u” is pronounced “(as an open u)” and “ü” is pronounced like “ü” in German.

    Basic idioms

    Germantürkisch
    Good day good eveningMerhaba / Iyi günler / Iyi akşamlar
    Wie geht es Ihnen?How are you?
    Good thanks and you?Iyiyim, teşekkurler, ya siz?
    I understand / I don't understandAnlıyorum / anlamadım
    EntschuldigungAffidersiniz
    Auf WiedersehenGoodbye
    Good day, ServusMerhaba!, İyi Günler!
    Thank you very muchThank you so much
    Excuse me pleaseAfedersiniz air / Bakar mısınız
    My name is…Benim adım…
    No thank youHayır teşekkurler
    Yes NoEvet / Hayır
    Bitte sehrBuyurun / Rica ederim / Buyurun

    Trade / Buy

    Germantürkisch
    How much does it cost?How much?
    That is a good priceBu iyi bir fiyat / Ucuz
    It is too expensiveBu çok pahalı
    Can you lower the price?Fiyatı düşürebilir misin?
    I would like to buy thisBunu almak istiyorum
    I like it / I don't like itBeğendin / beğenmiyorum
    MoneyFor
    Just browsingSadece bakıyorum

    Mode of Transport

    Germantürkisch
    I want to go to...… gitmek istiyorum
    AirplaneAirplanes
    BoatVapor / Tekne
    ZugTrain
    TaxiTaksi
    Bus/minibusOtobus / Dolmuş
    I want to rent a...Bir… kiralamak istiyorum
    MotorradMotorcycle
    CarsAraba / Otomobile
    BicycleBicycle

    Directions

    Germantürkisch
    Where is...?/ How do I get to/to...?Nerede? / Nasıl … gidiyorum?
    BanksBank
    train station / bus stopStation
    city ​​centerTown center
    Hotel Hotel
    HospitalHospital
    Ist es weit?Is it far?
    geradeausYönü değiştirmeden / Dik / Düz
    Left rightSol / Sag
    North South West EastKuzey / Güney / Batı / Doğu

    numbers

    Germantürkisch
    one two three four five six seven eight nine tenbir, iki, üç, dört, beş, altı, yedi, sekiz, dokuz, on
    twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninetyyirmi, otuz, kırk, elli, altmış, yetmış, seksen, doksan
    Hundredface
    thousandbin

    Time / Date / Days

    Germantürkisch
    Wieviel Uhr ist es?What time is it?
    When?When?
    YesterdayYesterday
    Today (morning / noon / evening)Bugün (sabah / öğleyin / akşam)
    TomorrowTomorrow
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sundaypazartesi, salı, çarşamba, perşembe, cuma, cumartesi, pazar
    I'm here on vacationBen burada tatil yapıyorum
    I'm here to workÇalışmak için buradayım

    To table

    Germantürkisch
    I'm hungry / I'm thirstyBen açım / susadım
    Good AppetiteBon Appetit
    CheersCheers
    It was excellentMukemmeldi
    What do you recommend?Ne tavsiye edersiniz?
    I'm vegetarianBen vejetaryenim
    Not sharpPainless
    It is too hot!Çok sıcak!
    I have an allergyBen bir alerjim var
    Seafoodsea ​​products
    peanutspeanut
    glutengluten
    I take / I would likeAliyorum / istiyorum
    WaterSu
    tea / coffeeçay/kahve
    Beer / wine Bira / şarap
    The Bill pleaseHesap air

    Health/Emergency/Security

    Germantürkisch
    I have to see a doctorBir doctor gitmek zorundayım
    Call a doctor/ambulanceBir doctor / ambulances arayın
    Where is the hospital?Hastane nerede?
    I do not feel goodkendimi iyi hissetmiyorum / hastayım
    I am in pain hereBurada acı cekiyorum
    Where are the restrooms?Tuvaletians nerede?
    AssistanceImdate
    Police-Polis
    DangerDanger
    I've lost my wayYolumu kaybettim

    Conclusion

    Overall, learning the Turkish language can be challenging, but it's definitely worth pursuing, especially if you're visiting Turkey. Correct pronunciation is crucial to successful communication, and practicing the specific sounds of the Turkish alphabet is an important step. Despite the differences with the Latin alphabet, courage and perseverance can help you master some basic words and expressions, which can greatly improve your travel experience. It is also important to recognize that speaking the local language shows an appreciation and respect for the culture and people. Even if you just learn a few words, you can put a smile on locals' faces and create a deeper connection with your destination. So be brave, practice hard and enjoy the joy that comes with learning a new language!

    These 10 travel gadgets should not be missing on your next trip to Türkiye

    1. With clothing bags: Organize your suitcase like never before!

    If you travel a lot and regularly travel with your suitcase, you probably know the chaos that sometimes accumulates in it, right? Before each departure there is a lot of tidying up so that everything fits in. But, you know what? There is a super practical travel gadget that will make your life easier: panniers or clothing bags. These come in a set and have different sizes, perfect for neatly storing your clothes, shoes and cosmetics. This means your suitcase will be ready for use again in no time, without you having to fiddle around for hours. That's brilliant, isn't it?

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    2. No more excess baggage: use digital luggage scales!

    A digital luggage scale is really awesome for anyone who travels a lot! At home you can perhaps use the normal scale to check whether your suitcase is not too heavy. But it's not always that easy when you're on the road. But with a digital luggage scale you are always on the safe side. It is so handy that you can even take it with you in your suitcase. So if you've done a bit of shopping on holiday and are worried that your suitcase is too heavy, don't stress! Simply get out the luggage scale, hang the suitcase on it, lift it and you'll know how much it weighs. Super practical, right?

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    3. Sleep like you're on clouds: the right neck pillow makes it possible!

    No matter whether you have long flights, train or car journeys ahead of you - getting enough sleep is a must. And so that you don't have to go without it when you're on the go, a neck pillow is an absolute must-have. The travel gadget presented here has a slim neck bar, which is intended to prevent neck pain compared to other inflatable pillows. In addition, a removable hood offers even more privacy and darkness while sleeping. So you can sleep relaxed and refreshed anywhere.

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    4. Sleep comfortably on the go: The perfect sleep mask makes it possible!

    In addition to the neck pillow, a high-quality sleeping mask should not be missing from any luggage. Because with the right product everything stays dark, whether on a plane, train or car. So you can relax and unwind a little on the way to your well-deserved vacation.

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    6. Enjoy the summer without annoying mosquito bites: the bite healer in focus!

    Tired of itchy mosquito bites on vacation? A stitch healer is the solution! It is part of the basic equipment, especially in areas where mosquitoes are numerous. An electronic stitch healer with a small ceramic plate heated to about 50 degrees is ideal. Simply hold it on the fresh mosquito bite for a few seconds and the heat pulse prevents the release of the itching-promoting histamine. At the same time, the mosquito saliva is neutralized by the heat. This means the mosquito bite stays itch-free and you can enjoy your vacation undisturbed.

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    7. Always dry on the go: The microfiber travel towel is the ideal companion!

    When you travel with hand luggage, every centimeter in your suitcase is important. A small towel can make all the difference and create space for more clothes. Microfiber towels are particularly practical: They are compact, light and dry quickly - perfect for showering or the beach. Some sets even include a large bath towel and a face towel for even more versatility.

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    8. Always well prepared: The first aid kit bag just in case!

    Nobody wants to get sick on vacation. That's why it's important to be well prepared. A first-aid kit with the most important medications should therefore not be missing from any suitcase. A first aid kit bag ensures that everything is safely stowed away and is always within easy reach. These bags come in different sizes depending on how many medications you want to take with you.

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    9. The ideal travel suitcase for unforgettable adventures on the go!

    A perfect travel suitcase is more than just a container for your things - it is your faithful companion on all your adventures. It should not only be robust and hard-wearing, but also practical and functional. With plenty of storage space and clever organization options, it helps you keep everything organized, whether you're heading into the city for a weekend or on a long vacation to the other side of the world.

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    10. The ideal smartphone tripod: Perfect for solo travelers!

    A smartphone tripod is the perfect companion for solo travelers who want to take photos and videos of themselves without having to constantly ask for someone else. With a sturdy tripod, you can safely place your smartphone and take photos or videos from different angles to capture unforgettable moments.

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