Turkish Marriage Glossary

Last Updated on May 7, 2019

Here’s a Glossary of Turkish terms regarding marriage:

Evlenmek (ehv-lehn-MEHK) = To marry

Evlenme (ehv-lehn-MEH) = Marrying, marriage

Gelin (GEH-leen) = Bride

Güvey (gur-VEHY) = Groom

Evli (ehv-LEE) = Married

Evlilik (ehv-lee-LEEK) = Marriage

Karı (KAH-ruh) = Wife

Koca (KOH-jah) = Husband

Karıkoca (kah-RUH-koh-jah) = Wife & Husband

Merasim (meh-rah-SEEM) = Ceremony

Balayı (BAHL-ah-yuh) = Honeymoon


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