Turkish phrases and common sentences

The Turkish language counts 75 million native speakers around the world. The Turkish Language Association was established in 1932. Many Turkish phrases were influenced by the languages of Farsi, Arabic, and French.


Speak Turkish with confidence

  • 75 million native speakers Around 75 million people speak Turkish, and it lies in the world's Top 15 of most commonly spoken languages. You will find Turkish speakers not just in Turkey itself, but in the Balkans, across Western Europe (especially in Germany) and in the Causcaus.

  • Unlock economic opportunities When you begin to learn Turkish, you will also springboard to learning other languages such as Kazakh, Tatar and Uzbek. Sound exotic and unusual? Not for long. This part of the world is experiencing rapid change, with a young population, boom economy and changing socio-politics. If you want to be part of a region which is growing in global prominence, language skills can give your CV that necessary boost!

  • Discover Turkish culture Turkey may be resolutely forward-looking, young and vibrant, but a knowledge of the language is also extremely valuable for students of archaeology, history, art, anthropology and politics. Turkey is an ancient seat of culture and has connected the East and West for centuries. To get a real insight into the beautiful artefacts and fascinating history of this part of the world, it really helps to learn the language.

  • Become part of a global community Turkey is a hugely popular holiday destination for Brits, and Turkish people are known for their hospitality and wonderful food! You will find it easy to make friends over traditional Turkish coffee when knowing useful expressions for everyday life. Show respect and friendship and learn the language - it will greatly enrich your travel experience.

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What are some useful Turkish phrases for beginners?

  • Good morning/good evening = Günaydın/iyi akşamlar

  • My name is = Benim adım

  • Please = Lütfen

  • Thank you = Teşekkürler

  • How are you? = Nasılsın?

  • I’m sorry = Affedersin

  • Goodbye = Hoşça kalın

Learn Turkish phrases with Babbel

Traditional language lessons tended to involve poring over pages of grammar and vocabulary! But with Babbel you will start speaking your first Turkish phrases from the first bite-sized lesson. Each lesson is short and designed to be engaging, interesting and built around real-world situations so that you can operate confidently and begin to talk to local people with ease and confidence. Babbel is designed by 150 experts, offering learners the most effective, scientific methodology. Set up your push notifications to remind you to take a daily class and you will see rapid progress which you can measure in your own dashboard. Take interactive and dynamic review sessions to consolidate your learning and to embed your new vocabulary as you learn to speak, write, listen and read Turkish with confidence.


Features of the app

  • Bite-sized lessons created around your interests

  • Voice recognition technology to support pronunciation

  • A global Babbel community with rich media content and social feeds

  • Local dialects for authenticity and to help you speak Turkish phrases like a native

Gain real-life conversation skills

Whether you just want to learn a few phrases or dive into the Turkish language, Babbel will help you achieve your goals quickly and effectively. You can also enjoy your first lesson for free. Simply download the app, create an account, and see if you like it. You can then upgrade and continue your lessons immediately when you are ready to subscribe. Why delay? Take your interests further and become a global citizen when you begin to learn a new language with Babbel.