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Easy Turkish Travel Phrases on Flash Cards

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 to help you shop, dine, and make friends in Turkey.

Easy Turkish Travel Phrases


Please

Lütfen

Pronounced like loot-fen


Thank you

Teşekkür ederim

Pronounced like tesh-eh-KUR-ed-air-em

Yes

Evet

Pronounced evet

No

Hayir

Pronounced similar to the word “higher” English, but with a tapped r

One of those

Useful when shopping or choosing items in a bakery

Bunlardan biri

Pronounced boon-lard-an beery

How much?

Ne kadar?

Pronounced nay kah-dar (with a tapped r)

Check, please

Asking the waiter for the bill

Hesap lütfen

pronounced hey-sop loot-fen

Chicken

Tavuk

pronounced tah-vook

Coffee/Tea

Learn both or pick your favorite

Kahve/çay

Pronounced ka-h-vay (try to say the H sound)/Chai

Water

Su

Pronounced likek the name Sue. This word is also used for juices

Hello

Merhaba

pronounced MARE-ha-bah

OK (or Alright)

Tamam

Pronounced tah-MOM

Where is the bathroom (toilet)?

Tuvalet nerede?

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.”

Anlamıyorum

Pronounced AN-LAH-myor-um

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.