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1.       skorpi09irl
5 posts
 25 Jun 2014 Wed 09:17 pm

Merhaba!

I decided a couple weeks ago that it is time for me to learn a new language, so I chose Turkish. I know English, Spanish, Serbian(Bosnian, Croatian). I do not have any prior knowledge to Turkish language other than words that were adopted from Turkish in the Serbian language. I came across this site and it looks great! I read/did 2 beginner homeworks already and I think I will learn quite a bit here. If any one has any advice on learning Turkish or maybe suggestions on how to use this site, please let me know. This site is pretty straight-foward on how to use but I´d just like to know how most people go about using it. 

Teşekküler Smile

 

2.       denizli
961 posts
 25 Jun 2014 Wed 10:58 pm

This site? Basically post questions and hope someone gives an answer and explains it. I can say I have been given A LOT of help on this site.

Turkish is good because it´s pronunciation, spelling and verb conjugations are very consistent. But I find the verb conjugations difficult to understand when someone speaks because 3 or 4 words from English become one stringed together word in Turkish.

Probably the best way to learn is half practice/half study. Skype or E-Mail is very good, you can look things up with google translate in between responses. Practicing sentences is good. And I like looking up Turkish music lyrics with translations.



Edited (6/25/2014) by denizli

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3.       Drbiljana
21 posts
 26 Jun 2014 Thu 03:38 pm

This site can help, but you need a book.

I would recomend Teech yourself Turkish by David and Asuman Pollard. It has a lot of usefull everyday dialogues, simple grammar beautifully expained.  You can find it on net for free download. I have it in English and in Bulgarian. Maybe there is a Serbian edition too.

But since you know English you can try that one.

 

P.S. I also have Hitit 1,2 and 3 and I can send it to you, but I think it is more difficult for a  begginer, since it has a lot of grammar explained only in Turkish, and the dialogues are not a daily conversations you need,but rather descriptions of things you dont need (like a full page of world´s kitchen).

If you like write me your e-mail and I will send it to you.



Edited (6/26/2014) by Drbiljana

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4.       skorpi09irl
5 posts
 26 Jun 2014 Thu 04:57 pm

 

Yes, I was thinking of the Teach Yourself book. Also Colloquial Turkish since I have heard great things about Colloquial.

I will be getting a book when I get back to USA. I am here in Montenegro until August. Their selection of books is not so good here {#emotions_dlg.sad}. I go back to Bosnia for a few days before my flight. They may have a good Turkish language book in Sarajevo I would imagine. I´ll have to check it out

5.       GulBahar
224 posts
 27 Jun 2014 Fri 12:36 am

 

Quoting Drbiljana

This site can help, but you need a book.

P.S. I also have Hitit 1,2 and 3 and I can send it to you, but I think it is more difficult for a  begginer, since it has a lot of grammar explained only in Turkish, and the dialogues are not a daily conversations you need,but rather descriptions of things you dont need (like a full page of world´s kitchen).

If you like write me your e-mail and I will send it to you.

Wow sounds really great!

Would you mind sending me Hitit 3, please?

 

Well for me, the basic problem is vocabulary shortage, I don´t know how to improve it and learn more, and intensified words, I consider my self knowing a good amount of grammar (at least at listening level not speaking), but my main problem when listening is vocabulary.

 

If anyone can suggest me a good way to learn more and fast words, would be doing me a great favour.

 

and if anyone have the second bood of ´Kelime, Türkçe sözcük bilgisi kitapları´, that would magnificent.

 

 

6.       Moamen
29 posts
 28 Jun 2014 Sat 12:26 am

Hi.

In my opinion, you should learn grammar and vocabulary at the same time, so that you won´t lose your interest in the language. 

 

For grammar, I have followed this website: http://turkishlanguage.co.uk/

I think it´s just great. It´s free yet thorough and backed up with real life examples.

 

As for vocabulary, you have many choices, my favourite are Turkish movies ( You can display both english and turkish subtitles on the screen concurrently), Youtube Video stories (Search "Turkish Stories" on youtube) and finally written stories from worldstories.org.uk

 

And of course, when I come across ununderstable aspects of the language i resort to this website ! 

 

Good luck in your quest !

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