Turkish Vocabulary For Travellers

Turkish Vocabulary for Travellers

June 26, 2018

Learning Turkish from zero seems a difficult task but trust me it is not as difficult as it sounds. We have collected a list of the words which surely can sharpen your Turkish language and help in having enjoyable Turkey trip. Following are few phrases which if you learn will surley help you to understand and communicate with Turkish people. Moreover, it will also help in jelling with Turkish people. So enjoy your very own Turkish vocabulary for Travellers guide.

This travel dictionary is handy and will list some words and expression that will be handy for you to mingle in with Turkish people and help you in understanding what is going around you.

Pronouncing Turkish Words

 A – sounds like ah as in “awful”
 B – sounds like b as in ” bed”
 C – sounds like j as in ” juniper”
 Ç – sounds like ch as in “chipper”
 D – sounds like d as in “dog”
 E – sounds like eh as in “hey
 F – sounds like f as in “fun”
 G – sounds like g as in “gift”
 Ğ – silent letter ( The English word ‘yoghurt’ (or yogurt) is taken from the Turkish yoğurt, pronounced: ‘yo-urt’)
 H – sounds like h as in “happy”
 I – sounds like ə as in “the
 İ – sounds like as in ” interest”
 J – sounds like je  as in “mirage
 K – sounds like k as in “king”
 L – sounds like l as in  ” love”
 M – sounds like m as in “man”
 N – sounds like n as in “none”
 O – sounds like o as in “over”
 Ö – sounds like ö as in “cook”
 P – sounds like p as in  “pickle”
 R – sounds like r as in  “river”
 S – sounds like s as in “supper”
 Ş – sounds like sh as in “shelf”
 T – sounds like t as in “top”
 U – sounds like u as in  “oodles”
 Ü – sounds like ü as in “astute”
 V – sounds like v as in “vestibule”
 Y – sounds like y as in “yes”
 Z – sounds like z as in  “zoo”


Online English – Turkish Dictionary

There are many online free English- Turkish dictionary which helps you in pronunciation of Turkish words.

1. Sesli Sozluk

One such dictionary is Sesli Sozluk which is not only easy to use and but is also available on both iOS and Andriod based devices.

2. Google Translation

Another famous translation is Google although it is not that accurate and there is also issue with the pronunciation.


Turkey Travel Dictionary

You click on the link and it will take you the relavant topic on that page.


1. General Words

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2. Courtesy words

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3. Some Common Numbers

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4. Turkish Vocabulary For Food and Drink

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5. Turkish Vocabulary For Shopping

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6. Turkish Vocabulary For Emergency

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