My name is Meltem and I am originally from Istanbul, Turkey. My Spanish partner Lázaro wants to learn Turkish so to help him, I am now creating material that is both entertaining and approachable for beginners. Anyone who is interested in learning Turkish is welcomed to join us! (Only in weekdays)
Bilmemek vs Bilememek
4:45In this episode, amidst my son’s loud objections, we discuss the subtle difference between bilmemek and bilememek. We also explain the translation of “lost and found” in Turkish.
Words that sound the same but mean different things
7:55In this episode, we will talk about a question our fellow listener Nevanaci posed. In Turkish, there are words that sound the same but mean different things. In this episode, you’ll hear some examples.
3:47Here we discuss most common pets in Turkey and common vocabulary
5:17In this episode, we will cover a very common conversation starter amongst Turks. We will learn a few words and phrases to discuss your marital status.
5:22Zodiac signs are a great conversation starters for Turkish speakers. In this episode, we will go through each zodiac sign and learn how to ask a few basic questions.
Öyle Şöyle Böyle
6:19In this episode, we talk about Öyle, Şöyle, Böyle. These are three words that are used frequently in Turkish and it's hard to understand their meaning.
Turkish Language Day
8:24To celebrate Turkish Language Day with only 2 days delay (very good for a new mom!), I'm sharing with you a few Turkish words with interesting meanings that are difficult to pronounce.
Çalışıyor musun yoksa okuyor musun?
5:19In this episode, we introduce a major conversation starter. Do you work or do you study? You’ll find examples of some jobs, and learn how to say that you study.
Dani and the Dolphin 2
6:20In this episode, I walk you through the story about Dani and the Dolphin, translate it from Turkish to English (not word by word but just to give you the general idea). I then distinguish between two forms of past tense in Turkish (dı and mış). If you have any questions, or suggestions for future episodes, please find me on Instagram (meltem barcelona)
A Message from Imogen
0:48Hi Listeners, Thanks so much for checking in with Let's Learn Turkish. This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to hear from Imogen, a Turkish learner who left a voice message. I am sharing it with you so that it inspires you to bring more Turkish into your life. Stay safe, Mel