Basic Turkish Verbs

Basic Turkish Verbs 2017-03-20T16:49:16+00:00

Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Turkish conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Turkish“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishTurkishPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
olmak
(to) have
sahip olmak
(to) do / (to) make
yapmak
can / (to) know how to
yapabilmek
(to) know (how)
bilmek
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
bilmek
aşina olmak
(to) understand
anlamak
(to) speak / (to) talk
konuşmak
(to) listen to
dinlemek
(to) hear
duymak
(to) see
görmek
(to) feel
hissetmek
(to) live
yaşamak
(to) want
istemek
(to) need
ihtiyacı olmak
(to) like
sevmek
(to) love
sevmek
aşık olmak
(to) give
vermek
(to) take
almak
(to) play
oynamak
(to) laugh
gülmek
(to) come
gelmek
(to) go
gitmek
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
sürmek
gitmek
(to) write
yazmak
(to) read
okumak
(to) count
saymak
(to) pronounce
telafuz etmek
(to) spell
hecelemek
(to) conjugate
çekimlemek
(to) remember
hatırlamak
(to) forget
unutmak
(to) eat
yemek
(to) try
denemek
(to) use
kullanmak
(to) open
açmak
(to) close
kapatmak
(to) greet / (to) welcome
karşılamak
(to) begin
başlamak
(to) end
bitmek

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