Now let’s learn some basic Turkish conversations. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Turkish.

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

Basic Turkish words & phrases: conversations

Video: How to Introduce Yourself in Turkish

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Basic conversation

please / you’re welcomelütfen / rica ederim
you’re very welcomebir şey değil
thank youteşekkürler
thank you very muchçok teşekkürler
Excuse me!Afedersiniz


I understand.Anlıyorum
I don’t understandSeni anlamıyorum
Hello (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?Selam
What does that mean?Bu ne anlama geliyor?
I don’t know.Bilmiyorum.
I don’t speak Polish.Lehçe konuşmuyorum
I speak a little Polish.Biraz Lehçe konuşabiliyorum.
Do you speak english? (informal)İngilizce konuşabilir misin?
Do you speak english? (formal)İngilizce konuşabilir misin?
Yes, I do speak english.evet, İngilizce konuşuyorum
No, I don’t speak english.Hayır, İngilizce konuşmuyorum

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!Lütfen biraz daha yavaş konuşun!
Nice to meet you!Seninle tanışmak güzel
How are you?Nasılsın
Good, thank youGüzel, teşekkürler
I’m well, thanks!İyiyim, teşekkür ederim!
Not bad, thanks!Fena değil, teşekkürler!
very badçok kötü
What’s your name?İsminiz nedir?
My name is [...].Benim ismim [...]
What’s your first name?İsmin nedir?
My first name is [...]İsmim [...]
How old are you?Kaç yaşındasın
I’m [...] years old.[...] yaşındayım.
What are your hobbies?Hobilen nelerdir?
What do you like doing?Neler yapmayı seversin?
What are you doing (at the moment)?Şu an napıyorsun?
Where do you live?Nerede ikamet ediyorsunuz?
I live in [...][...] ikamet ediyorum.
I’m from Englandİngiltere'den geliyorum
I’m Englishİngilizim.
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