Turkish Lesson 2

Last Updated on April 8, 2024

Just like in any other language, politeness expressions are an important part of Turkish culture, and expressing your appreciation is kind. Whether you're communicating with friends or strangers, using polite phrases to convey gratitude is essential to effective communication.


You can begin your journey by learning greeting phrases such as "teşekkür ederim" (thank you) and "lütfen" (please). These phrases are fundamental for conveying your sincere appreciation and respect of the Turkish language. By incorporating these simple yet meaningful phrases into your conversations, you not only show your willingness to engage with the Turkish language  but also create a genuine connection with native speakers.


Turkish social interaction tends to be very polite. Turkish Lesson 2, Thank You, (Words 11 to 20), gives you the words you need:
11 Thank you Teşekkür ederim Teşekkür ederim. Bu çok iyi! Thank you. That’s great!
12 You’re welcome Rica ederim Rica ederim. Beğenmene sevindim. You’re welcome. I’m glad you like it.
13 Please Lütfen Lütfen, buraya gel. Please, come here.
14 Yes/No Evet/ Hayır Evet, lütfen. Yes, please.
15 No problem Sorun değil Sorun değil. İyiydi. No problem. It was good.
16 Help Yardım Yardımın için teşekkürler! Thanks for your help!
17 Here you are Buyurun Buyurun beyefendi. Here you are, sir.
18 Mr. Bey Teşekkür ederim Ahmet Bey. Thank you Mr. Ahmet.
19 Mrs./Ms Hanım Bu Ayşe Hanım. She is Mrs. Ayşe.
20 Thanks Sağol Sağol! Hoş görünüyor. Thanks! It seems nice.


-by Tom Brosnahan, updated by Duru Nemutlu


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