Now let’s learn some basic Turkish conversation. 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

How to Introduce Yourself in Turkish

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Basic conversation

please / you’re welcome
rica ederim
you’re very welcome
bir şey değil
thank you
thank you very much
çok teşekkürler
Excuse me!


I understand.
I don’t understand.
Seni anlamıyorum.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
What does that mean?
Bu ne anlama geliyor?
I don’t know.
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?
Good, thank you!
Güzel, teşekkürler.
I’m well, thanks!
İyiyim, teşekkür ederim!
Not bad, thanks!
Fena değil, teşekkürler!
very bad
çok 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 England
İngiltere'den geliyorum.
I’m English

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