Turkish Language Podcast

Mar 21st, 2006, 05:52 AM
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Turkish Language Podcast

Hi everybody,

Until now, I have been helping some of you with information about your trips to Turkey. Now I NEED your HELP, I want to HELP you learn some TURKISH PHRASES.

I am going to create a PODCAST in ITUNES that you can download with some Turkish Phrases FREE.

Now, HOW you can help me?

I need you to tell me WHAT YOU WANT TO LEARN first, and what phrases you consider most important.

Thanks

Sinan Akdeniz
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Mar 21st, 2006, 06:48 AM
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1. A simple version of hello (merhaba, probably, rather than the good morning, good night variety).
2. Please
3. Thank you
4. Excuse me
5. I'm sorry (e.g. for bumping into you)
6. Where is the toilet?
7. Aisle seat (window seat), please
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:32 AM
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Its great idea Sinan...
Just incase, if the batteries of Ipod are empty, a helpful page to keep a print out ;-))http://www.propertravel.com/glossary.htm

Happy travelling

Murat

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Mar 24th, 2006, 09:40 AM
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I have to thank first for your response. I though that I can edit sound, NOW I know it is not easy and also I have some reconstruction in our building so I am getting some additional sound while I am editing so I postpone my podcasting, BUT DEFINITLY i am going to put on the air SOON.

By the way I designed a PRACTICAL TURKISH in my web page.

here is the url your can get some sound. I am going to add more.

http://www.traveltoturkiye.com/publi...at/turkce.html

I hope this helps your turkish. PLEASE keep writting here for your request, I would like to hear.

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Mar 24th, 2006, 09:53 AM
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Fantastic idea Sinan.
Thank you for taking the iniative to do this.
Both you and Murat have been a wealth of information on Turkey, and I am hoping to put it to good use with my first trip there in October.

To add to Kate's good start :
- the numbers 1 to 10
- What time is it ?
- Where is the train station / airport ?
- How much does that cost ?
- Some words in relation to the weather (like sun, rain, cloudy, etc.)

Also, how about a list of simple/ popular Turkish food and dishes (other than kebab) to order in a restaurant or street stall ?

Thanks,
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Mar 24th, 2006, 10:19 AM
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I will put MORE and MORE. This is JUST START

Thanks

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Mar 26th, 2006, 01:14 PM
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Thanks Mathieu, If our input helps travellers to get most out of their Turkey itineraries we are very happy.
Thanks Sinan for your input to create something original;-)
Happy Travelling
Murat
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May 25th, 2006, 10:04 AM
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Hi everybody,

I finally finished my first podcasting. BUT i have to say that I am still have some SOFTWARE and HARDWARE problems. This is my 4th podcasting I edited. I wished I could put some pictures especially for Alphabet but I promise maybe later (when I fix or learn more information about software) I am working on.

Now I put this podcasting in my mac account you can listen and learn

http://web.mac.com/mehmetsinan/iWeb/...t/Podcast.html

I know very long URL. If you want PLEASE Subscribe this podcasting and I am going to add every week. I hope this will be fun for you and me (I hope it was not fun for me).

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Jun 2nd, 2006, 04:26 PM
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Second Turkish Learning Pod Casting is on the air.

http://web.mac.com/mehmetsinan/iWeb/...07508A31B.html


Thanks for your supports and nice e-mails.

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Jun 5th, 2006, 02:23 PM
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I was only in Turkey for two weeks, but learned a fair amount of Turkish. I am a native English speaker with fluency in French and basic comprehension of Spanish and Italian.

The words or phrases that were easiest to learn were short in length or were cognates of Latin-based languages (e.g. "sanslar" as in
"Iyi sanslar"--"Good Luck"--sounds similar to the French word for luck, "chance").

So, if you can include cognates or shorter alternatives to some of the longer words or phrases, that would be great.

Other phrases which are good to know if you want to learn Turkish WHILE IN TURKEY are:

"In Turkish, what is that?" (Then you just point to the thing).

Another thing which is good to do is repeat the word the person just said and say in Turkish, "what does that mean?"

Finally, I want to add that I was shocked that when I was in Turkey that so many tourists didnt bother to learn ANY Turkish, not even "please" or "thank you."

I even heard one tourist tell a Turkish crew member on our gulet, "when are you going to learn more English!" Of course, I wanted to say, when are YOU going to learn more Turkish!

Along the same lines, when I was in the more touristy South, Turkish people couldn't understand why I wanted to learn Turkish. They looked at me like I was utterly insane. They thought I was doing it for my work; the thought of learning Turkish for personal enjoyment, to learn about Turkish culture and Turkish people, seemed totally confusing to them.

By comparison, I found Turkish people to be especially helpful outside of the tourist areas. They spoke Turkish with me not because they wanted money or something from me, but because they were interested in having a conversation.

That said, if you want to learn Turkish from Turkish people while in Turkey, I would suggest people head to the smaller less touristy towns. The people were so genuine and so helpful and encouraging of my efforts.
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Jun 10th, 2006, 11:14 AM
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Here is the Third pod cast

http://web.mac.com/mehmetsinan/iWeb/...t/Podcast.html

Enjoy

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Jun 12th, 2006, 10:04 AM
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Dear Turkish Learners,

As you can see by the attached message, the popularity of this site has caused me to exceed my montly limits. In response, I will move the Turkish Learning files to www.sinanakdeniz.com and will let you know when it is completed.

Please check at www.sinanakdeniz.com/forum/ for further info. You must register at this forum to continue using these Turkish
Learning lessons.

It has become problematic to update ALL the forums with info, so I will consolidate all info to www.sinanakdeniz.com.

I am sorry for the inconvenence.

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Dec 10th, 2007, 09:00 AM
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Dear Travellers for Turkey

I changed "PRACTICAL TURKISH " directory in my server. Here is the new URL

http://www.sinanakdeniz.com/turkce/fla/

Have a nice trip in Turkey

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