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Learning English - Learning Turkish 7 years 7 months ago #25599

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Shall we trade English-Turkish?




I know many people want to learn Turkish and many others want to learn/practice English.

I've found a couple of simple stories. Let's start with these and go on exchanging vocabulary/grammar/idioms etc.

Good idea? :)

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RABBIT
There was a rabbit imagining itself like a lion. One day this rabbit convened all rabbits in the vicinity on a high hill and said them that it would frighten wolf, jackal, fox in the case they would pass through the rough path in the downstairs. Rabbits listened to it with no movement.

Ten minutes later, a wolf was passing through this path and it was suddenly surprised to see a rabbit shouting and running toward itself, and this circumstance caused it to frighten, and it urgently run away and disappeared there.

TAVŞAN
Tavşanın biri kendini aslan zannedermiş. Bir gün bu tavşan civardaki tavşanları yüksekçe bir tepeye toplayıp aşağıdaki patika yoldan kurt, çakal, tilki geçmesi halinde korkutup kaçıracağını söylemiş. Tavşanlar, onu sakin şekilde dinlemişler.

On dakika sonra bir kurt geçiyormuş ki, bir de ne görsün, bağırıp çağırarak üstüne doludizgin gelen tavşanı görünce ürkmüş ve son sürat oradan kaçmış.

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FOX
There was a fox hanging wings on it and stealing hens from poultry-houses upper sides of which were uncovered. Once poultry-house owner recognised this circumstance, they covered upper-sides of them.

A fox never likes being hungry and remaining with no remedy. It learnt soil digging work from one mole and started entering into poultry-houses through underground. Poultry-house owners thought that mole was stealing the hens and always hoped to catch a mole.

TİLKİ
Tilkinin biri kanat takıp üstü açık kümeslerden tavuk çalarmış. Kümes sahipleri durumu fark edince kümeslerin üstünü kapatmışlar.

Tilki açlığı ve çaresizliği hiç sevmezmiş. Bir köstebekten toprak kazma işini öğrenip, yeraltından kümeslere girmeye başlamış. Kümes sahipleri tavukları çalanın köstebek olduğunu sanıp, hep bir köstebek yakalamayı ummuşlar.
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Learning English - Learning Turkish 6 years 11 months ago #26204

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Can we go on with this thread?

Here are the basics again:

Hello: Merhaba

Good morning: Günaydın

Good afternoon: Tünaydın

Good evening: İyi akşamlar

Good night: İyi geceler

How are you? Nasılsın?

I'm fine: İyiyim.

I'm bad: Kötüyüm

I'm not fine/well: İyi değilim

I'm not bad: Fena değilim

My name is *** : Benim adım ***

What is your name?: Senin adın ne?

Nice to meet you: Tanıştığımıza memnun oldum (you can also just say: Memnun oldum)


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Learning English - Learning Turkish 6 years 11 months ago #26205

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Thank you :) Im going to print these out and practice :thumbup

(Oh and I moved the topic into our "learn turkish" forum too, hope thats OK)
"Because none of us are as cruel as all of us"
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Thank you: Teşekkür ederim. (You can also say "Sağol")
.... sounds like SAOL.... it's more informal but easier to remember :)
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I remember a past teaching advising me to pronounce the "ğ" as a muted W in English and it sounds pretty much spot on as it tends to extend the noise of the vowel before.
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Thanks for the help Mack.... I couldn't find how to describe it online :)
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