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● What is easy Turkish Grammar?

 

easy Turkish Grammar is a self-study reference and practice book for learners who want to study Turkish for the first time but are not sure where to start. It teaches all the grammar and vocabulary they need for speaking and writing in Turkish. Not only does it explain the rules, it also shows how the language works and gives plenty of practice. It can also be used by lower-intermediate learners who would like to revise their knowledge of Turkish.

 

● Which Turkish does easy Turkish Grammar teach?

 

It teaches modern standard Turkish, the dialect you read in newspapers and hear on TV channels.

 

● How is easy Turkish Grammar organised?

 

The grammar

To help you have a feel for how the Turkish language works the book starts with a brief introduction about Turkish spelling, pronunciation, word order and parts of speech such as verbs, nouns and adjectives. After the introduction you will study 36 units presented in order of difficulty. First three units, which deal with spelling and pronunciation, come with online audio. The audio is inside the book in Kindle version.

Each unit covers one part of Turkish grammar explained by making references to English so that you can compare relevant areas of grammar. Areas where you may have difficulty have been treated with particular care and attention.

Each grammar topic is illustrated by plenty of real-life examples written by using the equivalents of 2000 core (basic) English words. And each and every example in the book is translated into English.

Besides grammar, easy Turkish Grammar teaches lots of everyday phrases and expressions so that it may also make a useful handbook for daily Turkish.

In the book some unique conventions are used for spelling, pronunciation and grammar in order to help with the learning process. Each set of suffixes in Turkish, which might be mind-boggling for speakers of European languages such as English, is highlighted with a different colour throughout the book so that you can easily spot the order and function of every suffix. You can find the colour-legend at the bottom of the pages.

The exercises

As practice makes perfect, the utmost care has been devoted to writing the exercises. At the end of the units you can find an extensive set of exercises. 

 

The appendices

There are 11 supplementary lessons.

 

The key

The key includes the answers to all the exercises in the book. Online audio (both for print and Kindle versions) for the answers is also available.

 

The index

The index is unique in that the entries include only titles in English so that you can compare relevant areas of grammar. For example, if you want to know how to say must or express obligation in Turkish, all you need to do is refer to these titles. Here you will find information not only about how to say must in Turkish but also how Turkish suffix for must is also used to mean should. Or if you want to add -ness to an adjective or -ship to a noun, you will be referred to the relevant page where you will find that Turkish only has the suffix -lik for both.

You can see the sample pages here.

You can buy it as an e-book (Amazon and Google Play) or as a paperback (Amazon).

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In Turkish Vocabulary Booster:Word Formation in Turkish

you will find the most common suffixes of:

  • noun

  • adjective

  • verb

  • adverb


Each suffix is exemplified in many words that make up 3000 basic words in Turkish. The word stems and their derived forms are listed separately so you can follow the process of derivation.

In addition to the suffixes, you will find:

  • a spelling and pronunciation guide with online audio

  • a 500-word glossary of English and Turkish words with the same origin with online audio

  • a compilation of everyday expressions and pleasantries with online audio

You can see the sample pages from the e-book here.

You can buy it as an e-book (Amazon and Google Play) or as a paperback (Amazon). It is in black and white as a paperback.

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500 Turkish Words in Context provides the most common Turkish words and suffixes for A1 and A2 learners of Turkish.

In 500 Turkish Words in Context you will find four sets of words in this order:

  • 1-150  150 nouns

  • 151-300  150 adjectives

  • 300-450  150 verbs

  • 450-500  50 adverbs, pronouns, postpositions, conjunctions, question words, and suffixes

Each set includes brief grammar tips and useful patterns. Each word is exemplified in least one sentence and each example sentence is composed – to a great extent – of the preceding words on the list. So, the carefully structured list enables you to recycle the words you have already studied.

Some of the 500 headwords include further meaning relationships. For example, the headword renk (colour) covers the names of colours and giysi (clothes) covers some items of clothing and footwear. In a similar way, the headword başarmak (to succeed) lists other words from the same root such as başarı (success), başarılı (successful) and başarısız (unsuccessful). So, the number of words you can see in the index is well above 2000. You can practise all words by taking online quizzes and download the audios (4.11 hours) of all the words and example sentences in the book. You can find all the links in the book.

500 Turkish Words in Context also includes:

  • the most common everyday expressions and pleasantries.

  • a 500-word glossary of English and Turkish words with the same origin. All you need to do to add these words to your vocabulary is to see and hear them once. You will never forget them.

  • an index providing easy access to the words and examples.

How much can this word list help to improve your Turkish?

In a nutshell, a lot. This core vocabulary covers a great part of any conversation or text in Turkish you will be involved in and provides a sound linguistic foundation to build upon. Personally, I have benefitted tremendously from such a list as a learner of Spanish. After mastering Spanish core vocabulary, I can enjoy Netflix shows and films dubbed in Spanish with the help from Spanish subtitles. I can understand podcasts at A2 level and even daily newspapers to a great extent. My next challenge is to speak the language in real settings. But I have already built enough confidence to hold daily conversations in a variety of settings and survive in a Spanish speaking country.

You can see the sample pages here.

You can buy it as an e-book (Amazon and Google Play) or as a paperback (Amazon).

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What is a verbal?

A verbal is a word derived from a verb. It may come in three forms:

  1.   Verbal nouns

  2.   Verbal adjectives

  3.   Verbal adverbs

 

Look at these quotes we use to illustrate the verbals in the book:

  • Sevmek çok kısa sürüyor, unutmak çok uzun (sürüyor).

  • Love is so short, forgetting is so long. (Pablo Neruda)

 

  • Dünya üzerinde gördüğümüz her şey kadının eseridir.    

  • Everything we see in the world is the work of women. (Atatürk)

 

  • Ona reddedemeyeceği bir teklif yapacağım.

  •  I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse. (The Godfather I)

 

  • Ya olduğun gibi görün ya da göründüğün gibi ol.   

  • Either appear as you are or be as you appear. (Mevlâna Celâleddin Rumî)

 

  • Bir araştırma, İngiltere’de insanların seks yapmaktansa ev temizliği ya da egzersiz yapmayı tercih ettiğini ortaya koydu.

  • A study has found that people in England would rather clean the house or exercise than have sex. (from the news)

 

How is Verbals in Turkish is organized?

                                                      

Verbals in Turkish is the first&only book that covers all the verbals you need to take your Turkish to the next level and beyond.

 

The main features are:

 

  • clear, simple, and straightforward explanations

  • special attention to areas where learners may have difficulty

  • plenty of examples and exercises - with full English translations

  • answer key

  • useful footnotes the Turkish language

  • an index that provides easy access to the verbals and examples

 

What language level do you need to learn the verbals in Turkish?

 

We deal with the verbals in three parts:

  1.  Verbal nouns

  2.  Verbal adjectives

  3.  Verbal adverbs

 

To learn the verbal nouns and verbal adjectives in Part One and Part Two, you need to be familiar with the following topics in Turkish grammar:

 

  • Vowel and consonant harmony

  • Buffer letters

  • Possessive and case suffixes

  • Personal suffixes

 

And the following verb forms:

  • simple present tense

  • present continuous tense

  • -di past and -miş past tenses

  • future tense

  • imperative verbs

  • verbs in -ebil

 

The verbal adverbs in Part Three use many of the suffixes used for making verbal nouns and adjectives. They are graded according to their level of difficulty from A1 to C1 to help you sail through them.

You can see the sample pages here.

You can buy it as an e-book (Amazon and Google Play) or as a paperback (Amazon).

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200 MOST COMMON VERBS IN TURKSIH
200 MOST COMMON VERBS IN TURKSIH

200 MOST COMMON TURKISH VERBS IN CONTEXT provides the most common Turkish verbs with conjugation tables for A1 and A2 learners of Turkish.

The verbs are given with the case suffixes they need for their objects or complements. Each verb is illustrated in 4 or 5 sentences with accompanying English translations on a full page. That’s, 200 pages for 200 verbs. The example sentences  are composed – to a great extent – of the preceding verbs on the list. So, the carefully structured list enables you to recycle the verbs you have already studied.

The intransitive and transitive forms of verbs are given on the same page. For example, değişmek (to become different) and değiştirmek (to do something different) or bitmek (to stop) and bitirmek (to stop doing something).
 

In addition, each verb on the list includes further meaning relationships. For example, the verb konuşmak (to speak) lists these words from the same root: 

konuşma (speech), konuşmacı (speaker), konuşkan (talkative).

And the following phrases:

konuşma yapmak (to make a speech), havadan sudan konuşmak (to talk about this and that) and saçma sapan konuşmak (to talk nonsense).

 

This means that you will learn many more words and phrases besides the 200 verbs.

In the book you will also find:

 

  • tips on spelling, pronunciation and grammar

  • an index that provides easy access to the verbs and examples
     

You can use 200 MOST COMMON TURKISH VERBS IN CONTEXT together with your grammar and vocabulary books or with the apps Duolingo, Mondly, Busuu and others.

You can see the sample pages here.

You can buy it as an e-book (Amazon and Google Play) or as a paperback (Amazon).

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This vocabulary notebook is designed for learning Turkish vocabulary.

  • 6'' x 9''

  • 114 pages

  • ruled

  • 2 columns: can be used as flashcards by folding in two

  • A-Z alphabetical: helps you where to record and where to find your words

  • 4 pages for each letter

  • space for 2000-3000 word

  • ideal in size for carrying in your bags or rucksacks

  • printable

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