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Turkish tongue twisters

Post by David Morgan » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:35 pm

Last time I was in Turkey I managed to learn this one (which was in my phrase book):
Avrupalılaştırılamıyanlardanmısınız?
Please can anyone show me these ones:
1. The one about the eagle on the branch
2. The yoghurt and garlic one
3. The one about the barbers.
Thanks.

It's OK, I've found a page where you can hear them too:
http://www.practicalturkish.com/turkish ... sters.html


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Re: Turkish tongue twisters

Post by suppiluliuma » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:33 pm

1 - Kartal kalkar dal sarkar, kartal konar dal kalkar.
2 - Bu yoğurdu sarımsaklasak ta mı saklasak, sarımsaklamasak ta mı saklasak?
3 - Bir berber bir berbere, "gel bre birader beraber bir berber dükkanı açalım" demiş.

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Re: Turkish tongue twisters

Post by suppiluliuma » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:41 pm

A joke about Turkish language:

An old Turkish couple decide to rent a flat in London. (The name of the old lady is Muvaffak). While checking a flat with the owner, the man tells to wife, "fakat Muvaffak, bu mutfak çok ufak" (But Muvaffak, this kitchen is too small). The owner thinks "what a f...ing language..." :lol:

Funny, isn't it?...no? :)
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Re: Turkish tongue twisters

Post by David Morgan » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:31 pm

"Ufak mutfak", nice one, I'll have to remember that.

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Post by Tosun Saral » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:05 pm

Avrupalılaştırılamıyanlardanmısınız?
The right and ancient word is following:
Cekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız? = Are you one of those that we couldnt made a citizen of Checkei.

Seviyorum your eyes
Cünkü onlar very nice
Bir kerecik look at me
Ondan sonra forget me.

Allahsız kertenkele düz duvara tırmanıyor.
Godless lizard climbing to ladderness wall
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Re: Turkish tongue twisters

Post by Tosun Saral » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:30 pm

I have a friend whose name is "Refik" :oops:

If someone acts inhuman we say "Vay hayvan vay! " [Spelling: Why high one why"}
vay..vay= What a....
Hayvan= beast, animal
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Re: Turkish tongue twisters

Post by David Morgan » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:24 pm

suppiluliuma wrote:1 - Kartal kalkar dal sarkar, kartal konar dal kalkar.
2 - Bu yoğurdu sarımsaklasak ta mı saklasak, sarımsaklamasak ta mı saklasak?
3 - Bir berber bir berbere, "gel bre birader beraber bir berber dükkanı açalım" demiş.
I got the barber in Ölüdeniz to recite a couple when I was there in June:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=a0cAg0WrJo4

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Re: Turkish tongue twisters

Post by SwampeastMike » Mon May 02, 2011 2:27 am

"Oyun oynuyor" is sincerely the most difficult tongue and throat twister I have ever tried to speak. No problem with the words individually, but together...


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