Basic Turkish Words and Expressions Every Tourist Heading for Istanbul Should Know

by Istanbul Trails

in Basic Turkish for Tourists, City Trip

A bit of Turkish goes a long way. Locals appreciate tourists making the effort to use a few words or phrases, no matter how muddled you may think you sound.

Sure, Turkish may seem a bit daunting at a first glace – not in the least because of the 7 special characters that were added to the standard Latin alphabet and the subject-object-verb order.

However, the good news is that it’s a phonetic language – they way it’s written is the way it’s spoken. So, once you know the pronunciation rules, you can basically tackle any Turkish word or sentence

This Turkish Language for Tourists series will cover words and phrases a you may find useful during a city trip to Istanbul:

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