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Learning Turkish

You have spent so many hours reading up on the ancient history of the Roman Empire and then eventually have decided to visit Turkey (Asia Minor) to see all those famous monuments and cultural heritage for yourself? Great idea, these places are wonderful and worth a visit no doubt out about it!

One of the first thing you will notice on arrival is that people there speak "surprise" Turkish! So, a good idea would be to get at least a grasp of what people are talking about. With the ability to speak Turkish you will enjoy your stay so much more. Tour Guides at important archaeological sites usually speak english well, however if you approach them in their own language (don't worry about not speaking Turkish perfect and making mistakes) you will see a different, more positive attitude towards you.

Turkish is spoken in Turkey and by minorities in 35 other countries. In particular, Turkish is used in countries that formerly (in whole or part) belonged to the Ottoman Empire, such as Bulgaria, Romania, the former Yugoslavia (specifically in the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija on a local level), and the Republic of Macedonia.

Turkish is actually a fun language to learn and because there are many ways how to do it(by book, school, online, in those countries while making holiday etc.) we thought it might maybe be helpful to collect a few interesting and useful information regarding how to learn the turkish language.

Learning Turkish with Books

With this little book you will be able to ride the bus, go to markets, and do other everyday tasks when you visit Turkey without having to carry around several dictionaries all the time. Colloquial Turkish is the ideal introduction to the language, offering a step-by-step approach to Turkish as it is spoken and written today and requiring no previous knowledge of the language. Focusing on day-to-day language needs, this introductory course covers the practical language required for such situations as meeting people and socializing, getting around, making arrangements, and getting help and information. Featuring more than 2,000 sample sentences and idioms, this dictionary includes 5,000 entries on words, grammar, verb tense, irregular verbs, passive voice, indirect speech, and conditional sentences. Asuman Celen Pollard spent many years in Istanbul teaching both English and Turkish as foreign languages. She has taught Turkish at the Brasshouse Language Centre and at the University of Birmingham, both in Birmingham, England.

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