How to Learn Turkish: 7 Tips and Methods to Speak Turkish Fast
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by fluentinturkish
2y ago
Lately, you might have been thinking of learning Turkish, but you have no solution to doing it in the simplest and fastest way possible. This article will share the seven most effective ways to learn Turkish online that I have learned over the last five years. Before diving deep into the tips, you need to note that it is a mistake for you to think that you can not learn Turkish. I have met many foreigners speaking Turkish fluently, even sometimes better than natives! Speaking Turkish (or any foreign language) is possible for any age group, and many language experts testify to this.  But ..read more
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Hello world!
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by fluentinturkish
3y ago
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing ..read more
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11 Turkish words you won’t believe they are borrowings!
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by fluentinturkish
4y ago
Turks have been living in numerous geographies and been in interaction with many cultures and languages. Because of that, there are a large number of borrowings in the language. The interesting thing is that by time these words gain Turkish phonetics and evolve to fit into the mayor and minor vowel harmonies. (e.g. Asya, Avrupa) In this page, we are going to investigate Turkish borrowings that you won’t believe that they are actually borrowings! Kaldırım: (pavement) If you think that this word is derived from the Turkish verb ‘kaldırmak‘, you are wrong. The opposite would be then, indirim ..read more
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Turks in the Era of Byzantine Empire
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by fluentinturkish
4y ago
A Turkish actor (Cüneyt Arkın) is captured by Byzantine soldiers in a movie. Turks in the Byzantine Empire In his “Story of the Warrior and the Captive” Borges tells us about Droctulft, a barbarian Lombard who abandons his own culture and dies defending Ravenna, the city that he had formerly tried to raid. Something of this incomprehensible yet meaningful passage is certainly present in the relationships between the Byzantine and early Turkish cultures. Many reasons represented an obstacle to the closeness between the Greeks and the Turks: they had very different languages, Islam was not an ..read more
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First Language Acquisition
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by fluentinturkish
4y ago
What are the stages of language learning? How humans learn their mother language is quite complex and interesting. No matter which language you learn, all human beings go through the same stages from the infancy to the adulthood. Let’s take a look at first language acquisition and its stages in detail. The first stage when acquiring your first language is ‘Crying‘. This may not appear as such a use of a language; However, it is the first step for communication. If you ask any parents whether it is a sort communication, they would tell you that there are different kinds of crying. A baby cries ..read more
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2017 Referandumu (Referendum of Turkey)
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by fluentinturkish
4y ago
Red cities “No”; Blue cities “Yes” The referendum has resulted. No campaign that is led by Erdoğan narrowly won with 51% “Yes”. Erdoğan won another victory. This victory involves more powers on him. Even though he won this referendum, numbers show us that his party (AKP) is not able to form the government alone in the next elections but by some kind of coalition with another party. The biggest three cities of Turkey, Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir voted for “Hayır”. Votes coming from provinces and Europe (Turks living in Germany, Austria, France etc.) were in the favor of “Evet”. The boom of conse ..read more
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20 Popular Turkish Proverbs That Will Make You Think
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by fluentinturkish
4y ago
One thing I should make clear is that Turkish proverbs are still in use in the modern day. You can hear in the politics or in the streets. So, it’s important to learn these proverbs in order to understand the language. Proverbs are famous sayings that express basic truths that are widely known by people. A proverb should be catchy and impressive so that people can keep saying it from one generation to another. The Turkish language is pretty rich in this sense. In this article, we will look at some Turkish proverbs and interpret their meanings. Also, English and Spanish proverbs will b ..read more
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8 wonderful things to do in Istanbul costing less than 8 dollars
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by fluentinturkish
4y ago
1. Bosphorus Tour Credit: William Neuheisel Bosphorus locates just in the heart of Istanbul as much as in the life of an Istanbulian. The most expensive houses positioned along the Bosphorus where one can see spectacle sea view and bridges connecting the two continents. You’ll just understand why Istanbul has been the heart of empires while traveling between two continents: Asia and Europe. 2. Chora Museum Credit: Panegyrics of Granovetter Not as popular as Hagia Sophia, but Chora church is in the Edirnekapı, Fatih region and is one of the most interesting churches in Istanbul. The w ..read more
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Visa dispute
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by fluentinturkish
4y ago
An US embassy employee, Metin Topuz, was allegedly accused of having links to Fethullah Gülen movement. Topuz, a Turkish citizen who works for US embassy was arrested last week because he knew key information on the alleged involvement of US in the coup. Erdoğan has requested Fethullah Gülen from the United States for several times but this request was not accomplished. Erdoğan even bargained releasing Pastor Andrew Brunson who had been arrested for involvement in the failed coup. 78 signatures have been gathered for the release of Pastor in the Congress. After the US suspended visa service f ..read more
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Turks living in Germany
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by fluentinturkish
4y ago
a capture from the movie “Willkommen in Deutschland” (2011) Why so many Turks live in Germany? German industry was booming and the country desperately needed manpower. 50 years ago large numbers of Turks started streaming into Germany in order to help country’s labor shortage. Millions of them and their next generation remain there today. German may not have expected the Turks to settle, but they did after some generation. Today, 3 million Turks live in Germany and some of them feel Germany as their home. Turkish-decent students go through the German education system with their German clas ..read more
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