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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.

Moved to new site, and book now available!

Hi all, have moved to new site now – http://easyturkishforbeginners.wordpress.com/ ‘Easy Turkish for Beginners Book 1’ – ebook now available: – at Amazon at Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/437349 Advertisements

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Holiday time is approaching … ready for Turkey?

If you have never been to Turkey, then you should try to do so as soon as possible! You will surely fall in love with the many delights it has to offer, from stunning scenery, pristine beaches and fabulous weather, … Continue reading

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Afiyet olsun! Turkish food vocabulary

A vocabulary of Turkish food … part 1 ayran   drink made with yogurt, water and a pinch of salt – refreshing and delicious with meat dishes, especially in summer balık   fish – Turkish cuisine is famous for its variety … Continue reading

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Turkish money

If you have been to Turkey in recent years you will be familiar with Türk Lirası Turkish Lira, which, as of writing, has an exchange rate of 1 TL = 0.69 USD, 0.44 Euro,  0.38 GBP. Did you know that the currency was … Continue reading

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Dining out Turkish style

Dining out is a special experience in Turkey, whether at a backstreet lokanta or a fine restaurant, and you can always be sure of a warm welcome. On arrival, your waiter may welcome you with Hoş geldiniz! to which you reply Hoşbulduk. Then … Continue reading

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The delights of Turkish food

Famed as one of the great cuisines of the world, Turkish food offers a veritable feast for the taste buds. From the fresh, daily-baked crusty bread to the splendour of an Iftar banquet (Iftar is the traditional breaking of the day’s … Continue reading

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Turkish – English translation

Here is the story from the previous post, with its English translation below: Nasrettin Hoca’nın eşekleri Bir sabah Hoca beş eşekle birlikte evinden ayrıldı. Çarşıya gitmek istiyordu. Yorulduğu zaman, eşeklerden birine bindi. Daha sonra eşekleri saydı: sadece dört tane vardı! Hemen … Continue reading

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