Want to learn enough easy Turkish travel phrases to get by, without all the extras? I got you.
Here are the phrases I use most when traveling to shop, dine, and make friends — all on flashcards so you can study & quiz yourself! I’ve given the pronunciation that an American can easily learn well enough to be understood.
Easy Turkish Travel Phrases
Pronounced like loot-fen
Pronounced like tesh-eh-KUR-ed-air-em
Pronounced similar to the word “higher” English, but with a tapped r
One of those
Useful when shopping or choosing items in a bakery
Pronounced boon-lard-an beery
Pronounced nay kah-dar (with a tapped r)
Asking the waiter for the bill
pronounced hey-sop loot-fen
Learn both or pick your favorite
Pronounced ka-h-vay (try to say the H sound)/Chai
Pronounced likek the name Sue. This word is also used for juices
OK (or Alright)
Where is the bathroom (toilet)?
Pronounced too-va-LET Nair-e-DAY
I don’t understand
This phrase is incredibly useful. It can take the place of “I don’t speak Turkish” or “Do you speak English” or just “I don’t get it.”
I hope these easy Turkish travel phrases will help you enjoy your visit to Turkey!
If you’re ready for more, I suggest learning the names of popular Turkish foods, and the Turkish numbers 1-10.