Turkish Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Turkish. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Turkish.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Turkish conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Turkish
I speak English
Ben İngilizce konuşuyorum Audio
you speak French
Fransızca konuşuyorsun Audio
he speaks German
O Almanca konuşuyor Audio
she speaks Italian
O İtalyanca konuşuyor Audio
we speak Arabic
Biz Arapça konuşuyoruz Audio
they speak Chinese
Onlar Çince konuşuyor Audio

The past tense in Turkish conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Turkish
I visited France
Fransa'yı ziyaret ettim Audio
you visited Italy
İtalya'yı ziyaret ettin Audio
he visited Morocco
O Fas'ı ziyaret etti Audio
she visited China
O Çin'i ziyaret etti Audio
we visited Mexico
Biz Meksika'yı ziyaret ettik Audio
they visited Kenya
Onlar Kenya'yı ziyaret etti Audio

The future tense in Turkish conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Turkish
I will drink milk
Ben süt içeceğim Audio
you will drink coffee
Siz kahve içeceksiniz Audio
he will drink tea
O çay içiçecek Audio
she will drink water
O, su içecek Audio
we will drink apple juice
Biz elma suyu içeceğiz Audio
they will drink tea
Onlar çay içecekler Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
kulak
eye
eye Audio
göz
mouth
mouth Audio
ağız
nose
nose Audio
burun
hair
hair Audio
saç
face
face Audio
yüz
head
head Audio
kafa
heart
heart Audio
kalp
hand
hand Audio
el
fingers
fingers Audio
parmaklar
leg
leg Audio
bacak
feet
feet Audio
ayaklar

Travel Phrases in Turkish

Imagine yourself in some Turkish speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Turkish
Can you help me?
Bana yardımcı olabilir misiniz? Audio
Can I help you?
Size yardım edebilir miyim? Audio
Where is the airport?
Havaalanı nerede? Audio
Go straight
Düz git Audio
Then
Sonra Audio
Turn left
Sola dön Audio
Turn right
Sağa dön Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Turkish was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Turkish Vocabulary   Turkish Vocabulary

Turkish Audio   Turkish Audio



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