Mark’s Turkish Language Recipe Cards

For us, part of studying, photographing and giving talks about Turkey, is learning the language. Thanks to our original teacher, Yelda, we made some progress at beginner level. In 2021, Mark passed the Turkish course run by the Yunus Emre Institute and taught by Esra, at A2 level.

Most of any language is learning the vocabulary. In Turkish, the grammar is also interesting (to put it mildly). Turkish Language Recipe Cards are each one page for download in PDF format. They can be read in any order and independently of the other pages. I hope you find them useful.

General

Turkish includes a variety of letters not found in the English alphabet

Harmony

Turkish words are assembled in pieces. Rules state how vowels and consonants are adjusted for harmonious speech

Noun Cases

Nouns have six cases, and the word endings change for each

Noun Uses

Verbs

Vocabulary

Everyone says that vocabulary is the basis of language learning. With the words you can add the grammar. These are my lists having completed the course at level A2, and still learning.