About greetings …

MEETING AND GREETING

These are most likely the first words you will hear in Turkey. Don’t forget the pronunciation rules, and that each letter is pronounced (unlike English)!

Merhaba Hello
Hoş geldiniz Welcome
Hoş bulduk reply of the person being welcomed
Nasılsın? How are you? (informal/you singular)
Nasılsın(iz)? How are you? (formal/you plural)
İyiyim I am well
Adınız ne(dir)? What is your name ?
Adım ___. My name is _____
Memnun oldum.     I’m pleased to meet you.
Ben de memnun oldum. I’m pleased to meet you too.
Günaydın Good morning
İyi akşamlar Good evening
İyi günler Good day / Have a nice day
İyi geceler Good night
Hoşça kal Good-bye

About turkishtutor

Experienced and Cambridge certified teacher of English and Turkish. Lived and worked in Turkey and New Zealand, now back in the UK and teaching online for the past 5 years.
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