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How to Say I Love You in Turkish - Romantic Word List

Do you often feel lonely and sad? Do you long for romance and are willing to do whatever it takes to meet that special person? Speaking another language could revolutionize your love life! So, why wait? Learning how to say ‘love’ in Turkish could be just what you need to find it.

Or perhaps you were lucky, and have found your Turkish partner already. Fantastic! Yet, a cross-cultural relationship comes with unique challenges. Learning how to speak your lover’s language will greatly improve your communication and enhance the relationship. At TurkishClass101, our team will teach you all the words, quotes and phrases you need to woo your Turkish lover with excellence! Our tutors provide personal assistance, with plenty of extra material available to make Turkish dating easy for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date
  2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date
  3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary
  4. Turkish Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day
  5. Turkish Quotes about Love
  6. Marriage Proposal Lines
  7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines
  8. Will Falling in Love Help You Learn Turkish Faster?

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1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date

So, you have met your Turkish love interest. Congratulations! Who knows where this could take you…?! However, the two of you have just met and you’re not ready to say the Turkish word for love just yet. Great, it is better to get to know him/her first. Wow your prospective love by using these Turkish date phrases to set up a spectacular first date.

Turkish Date Phrases

Would you like to go out to dinner with me?

  • Benimle yemeğe çıkar mısın?

The important question! In most cultures, this phrase indicates: ‘I’m romantically interested in you’. Flirting in Turkish is no different, so don’t take your date to Mcdonald’s!

Are you free this weekend?

  • Bu hafta sonu boş musun?

This is a preamble to asking your love interest on a date. If you get an immediate ‘Yes’, that’s good news!

Would you like to hang out with me?

  • Benimle takılmak ister misin?

You like her/him, but you’re not sure if there’s chemistry. Ask them to hang out first to see if a dinner date is next.

What time shall we meet tomorrow?

  • Yarın kaçta buluşalım?

Set a time, and be sure to arrive early! Nothing spoils a potential relationship more than a tardy date.

Where shall we meet?

  • Nerede buluşalım?

You can ask this, but also suggest a place.

You look great.

  • Harika görünüyorsun.

A wonderful ice breaker! This phrase will help them relax a bit - they probably took great care to look their best just for you.

You are so cute.

  • Çok sevimlisin.

If the two of you are getting on really well, this is a fun, flirtatious phrase to use.

What do you think of this place?

  • Burayı nasıl buldun?

This another good conversation starter. Show off your Turkish language skills!

Can I see you again?

  • Seni tekrar görebilir miyim?

So the date went really well - don’t waste time! Make sure you will see each other again.

Shall we go somewhere else?

  • Başka bir yere gidelim mi?

If the place you meet at is not great, you can suggest going elsewhere. It is also a good question to follow the previous one. Variety is the spice of life!

I know a good place.

  • Ben iyi bir yer biliyorum.

Use this with the previous question. However, don’t say if you don’t know a good place!

I will drive you home.

  • Seni eve bırakayım.

If your date doesn’t have transport, this is a polite, considerate offer. However, don’t be offended if she/he turns you down on the first date. Especially a woman might not feel comfortable letting you drive her home when the two of you are still basically strangers.

That was a great evening.

  • Çok güzel bir akşam oldu.

This is a good phrase to end the evening with.

When can I see you again?

  • Seni tekrar ne zaman görebilirim?

If he/she replied ‘Yes’ to ‘Can I see you again?’, this is the next important question.

I’ll call you.

  • Seni arayacağım.

Say this only if you really mean to do it. In many cultures, this could imply that you’re keeping the proverbial backdoor open.

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2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date

You learned all the Turkish phrases to make a date - congratulations! Now you have to decide where to meet, which can be tricky. Discuss these options with your lover to gauge whether you like the same things. Check out romantic date ideas in Turkish below!

Date Ideas in Turkish

museum

  • müze

If you’re looking for unique date ideas that are fun but won’t break the bank, museums are the perfect spot! You won’t be running out of things to say in the conversations.

candlelit dinner

  • Mum ışığında akşam yemeği

A candlelit dinner is perhaps best to reserve for when the relationship is getting serious. It’s very intimate, and says: “Romance!” It’s a fantastic choice if you’re sure you and your date are in love with each other!

go to the zoo

  • Hayvanat bahçesine gitmek

This is a good choice for shy lovers who want to get the conversation going. Just make sure your date likes zoos, as some people dislike them. Maybe not for the first date, but this is also a great choice if your lover has children - you’ll win his/her adoration for inviting them along!

go for a long walk

  • Uzun bir yürüyüşe çıkmak

Need to talk about serious stuff, or just want to relax with your date? Walking together is soothing, and a habit you can keep up together always! Just make sure it’s a beautiful walk that’s not too strenuous.

go to the opera

  • operaya gitmek

This type of date should only be attempted if both of you love the opera. It can be a special treat, followed by a candlelit dinner!

go to the aquarium

  • akvaryuma gitmek

Going to the aquarium is another good idea if you need topics for conversation, or if you need to impress your lover’s kids! Make sure your date doesn’t have a problem with aquariums.

walk on the beach

  • sahilde yürümek

This can be a very romantic stroll, especially at night! The sea is often associated with romance and beauty.

have a picnic

  • piknik yapmak

If you and your date need to get more comfortable together, this can be a fantastic date. Spending time in nature is soothing and calms the nerves.

cook a meal together

  • Birlikte yemek yapmak

If you want to get an idea of your date’s true character in one go, this is an excellent date! You will quickly see if the two of you can work together in a confined space. If it works, it will be fantastic for the relationship and create a sense of intimacy. If not, you will probably part ways!

have dinner and see a movie

  • akşam yemeği yemek ve film izlemek

This is traditional date choice works perfectly well. Just make sure you and your date like the same kind of movies!

3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary

Valentine's Day Words in Turkish

Expressing your feelings honestly is very important in any relationship all year round. Yet, on Valentine’s Day you really want to shine. Impress your lover this Valentine’s with your excellent vocabulary, and make his/her day! We teach you, in fun, effective ways, the meanings of the words and how to pronounce them. You can also copy the characters and learn how to write ‘I love you’ in Turkish - think how impressed your date will be!

4. Turkish Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day

So, you now have the basic Valentine’s Day vocabulary under your belt. Well done! But, do you know how to say ‘I love you’ in Turkish yet? Or perhaps you are still only friends. So, do you know how to say ‘I like you’ or ‘I have a crush on you’ in Turkish? No? Don’t worry, here are all the love phrases you need to bowl over your Turkish love on this special day!

Valentine's Day Words in Turkish

I love you.

  • Seni seviyorum.

Saying ‘I love you’ in Turkish carries the same weight as in all languages. Use this only if you’re sure and sincere about your feelings for your partner/friend.

You mean so much to me.

  • Sen benim için çok şey ifade ediyorsun..

This is a beautiful expression of gratitude that will enhance any relationship! It makes the receiver feel appreciated and their efforts recognized.

Will you be my Valentine?

  • Sevgililer gününü benimle geçirir misin?

With these words, you are taking your relationship to the next level! Or, if you have been a couple for a while, it shows that you still feel the romance. So, go for it!

You’re so beautiful.

  • Çok güzelsin.

If you don’t know how to say ‘You’re pretty’ in Turkish, this is a good substitute, gentlemen!

I think of you as more than a friend.

  • Ben seni daha çok bir arkadaş olarak görüyorum.

Say this if you are not yet sure that your romantic feelings are reciprocated. It is also a safe go-to if you’re unsure about the Turkish dating culture.

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

  • Sana olan aşkımı taşıyabilmek için yüz kalp yetmezdi.

You romantic you…! When your heart overflows with love, this would be the best phrase to use.

Love is just love. It can never be explained.

  • Aşk sadece aşktır. Asla açıklanamaz

If you fell in love unexpectedly or inexplicably, this one’s for you.

You make me want to be a better man.

  • Benim daha iyi biri olmaya çabalamamı sağlıyorsun.

Gentlemen, don’t claim this phrase as your own! It hails from the movie ‘As Good as it Gets’, but it is sure to make your Turkish girlfriend feel very special. Let her know that she inspires you!

Let all that you do be done in love.

  • Yaptığın her şeyin aşkla yapılmasına izin ver.

We hope.

You are my sunshine, my love.

  • Sen benim güneşimsin, aşkım.

A compliment that lets your lover know they bring a special quality to your life. Really nice!

Words can’t describe my love for you.

  • Sana olan sevgimi kelimelerle tarif edemem..

Better say this when you’re feeling serious about the relationship! It means that your feelings are very intense.

We were meant to be together.

  • Biz birlikte olmak için yaratılmışız.

This is a loving affirmation that shows you see a future together, and that you feel a special bond with your partner.

If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

  • Eğer bunu okurken birisini düşünüyorsan, kesinlikle aşıksın.

Here’s something fun to tease your lover with. And hope he/she was thinking of you!

You’re so handsome.

  • Çok yakışıklısın.

Ladies, this phrase lets your Turkish love know how much you appreciate his looks! Don’t be shy to use it; men like compliments too.

I’ve got a crush on you.

  • Senden hoşlanıyorum.

If you like someone, but you’re unsure about starting a relationship, it would be prudent to say this. It simply means that you like someone very, very much and think they’re amazing.

5. Turkish Quotes about Love

Turkish Love Quotes

You’re a love champ! You and your Turkish lover are getting along fantastically, your dates are awesome, your Valentine’s Day together was spectacular, and you’re very much in love. Good for you! Here are some beautiful phrases of endearment in Turkish that will remind him/her who is in your thoughts all the time.

6. Marriage Proposal Lines

Turkish Marriage Proposal Lines

Wow. Your Turkish lover is indeed the love of your life - congratulations! And may only happiness follow the two of you! In most traditions, the man asks the woman to marry; this is also the Turkish custom. Here are a few sincere and romantic lines that will help you to ask your lady-love for her hand in marriage.

7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines

Turkish Break-Up Lines

Instead of moving towards marriage or a long-term relationship, you find that the spark is not there for you. That is a pity! But even though breaking up is never easy, continuing a bad or unfulfilling relationship would be even harder. Remember to be kind to the person you are going to say goodbye to; respect and sensitivity cost nothing. Here are some phrases to help you break up gently.

  • We need to talk.
    • Konuşmamız lazım.

    This is not really a break-up line, but it is a good conversation opener with a serious tone.

    It’s not you. It’s me.

    • Sorun sen değilsin. Benim.

    As long as you mean it, this can be a kind thing to say. It means that there’s nothing wrong with your Turkish lover as a person, but that you need something different from a relationship.

    I’m just not ready for this kind of relationship.

    • Ben böyle bir ilişkiye hazır değilim.

    Things moved a bit fast and got too intense, too soon? Painful as it is, honesty is often the best way to break up with somebody.

    Let’s just be friends.

    • Sadece arkadaş olalım.

    If the relationship was very intense, and you have sent many ‘i love u’ texts in Turkish, this would not be a good breakup line. Feelings need to calm down before you can be friends, if ever. If the relationship has not really developed yet, a friendship would be possible.

    I think we need a break.

    • Biraz ara vermemiz gerektiğini düşünüyorum.

    This is again honest, and to the point. No need to play with someone’s emotions by not letting them know how you feel. However, this could imply that you may fall in love with him/her again after a period of time, so use with discretion.

    You deserve better.

    • Sen daha iyisini hak ediyorsun.

    Yes, he/she probably deserves a better relationship if your own feelings have cooled down.

    We should start seeing other people.

    • Bence başkalarıyla görüşmeye başlamalıyız.

    This is probably the least gentle break-up phrase, so reserve it for a lover that doesn’t get the message!

    I need my space.

    • Nefes almam gerekiyor.

    When a person is too clingy or demanding, this would be an suitable break-up phrase. It is another good go-to for that lover who doesn’t get the message!

    I think we’re moving too fast.

    • Bizim biraz hızlı hareket ettiğimizi düşünüyorum.

    Say this if you want to keep the relationship, but need to slow down its progress a bit. It is also good if you feel things are getting too intense for your liking. However, it is not really a break-up line, so be careful not to mislead.

    I need to focus on my career.

    • Kariyerime odaklanmam gerekiyor.

    If you feel that you will not be able to give 100% in a relationship due to career demands, this is the phrase to use. It’s also good if you are unwilling to give up your career for a relationship.

    I’m not good enough for you.

    • Sana layık değilim.

    Say this only if you really believe it, or you’ll end up sounding false. Break-ups are usually hard for the receiving party, so don’t insult him/her with an insincere comment.

    I just don’t love you anymore.

    • Artık seni sevmiyorum.

    This harsh line is sometimes the best one to use if you are struggling to get through to a stubborn, clingy lover who won’t accept your break up. Use it as a last resort. Then switch your phone off and block their emails!

    We’re just not right for each other.

    • Biz birbirimize göre değiliz.

    If this is how you truly feel, you need to say it. Be kind, gentle and polite.

    It’s for the best.

    • Bu ikimiz için en iyisi.

    This phrase is called for if circumstances are difficult and the relationship is not progressing well. Love should enhance one’s life, not burden it!

    We’ve grown apart.

    • Ayrı dünyaların insanı olduk.

    Cross-cultural relationships are often long-distance ones, and it is easy to grow apart over time.

  • 8. Will Falling in Love help you Learn Turkish faster?

    Most people will agree that the above statement is a no-brainer - of course it will! Your body will be flooded with feel-good hormones, which are superb motivators for anything. TurkishClass101 is one of the best portals to help help make this a reality, so don’t hesitate to enroll now! Let’s quickly look at the reasons why falling in love will speed up your learning of the Turkish language.

    Three Reasons Why Having a Lover will Help you Learn Turkish Faster!

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    1- Being in a love relationship with your Turkish speaking partner will immerse you in the culture
    TurkishClass101 uses immersive methods and tools to teach you Turkish, but having a relationship with a native speaker will be a very valuable addition to your learning experience! You will gain exposure to their world, realtime and vividly, which will make the language come alive even more for you. The experience is likely to expand your world-view, which should motivate you to learn Turkish even faster.

    2- Having your Turkish romantic partner will mean more opportunity to practice speaking
    Nothing beats continuous practice when learning a new language. Your partner will probably be very willing to assist you in this, as your enhanced Turkish language skills will enhance the relationship. Communication is, after all, one of the most important pillars of a good partnership. Also, you will get to impress your lover with the knowledge gained through your studies - a win/win situation!

    3- A supportive Turkish lover is likely to make a gentle, patient teacher and study aid!
    With his/her heart filled with love and goodwill for you, your Turkish partner is likely to patiently and gently correct your mistakes when you speak. This goes not only for grammar, but also for accent and meaning. With his/her help, you could sound like a native in no time!

    Three Reasons Why TurkishClass101 helps you learn Turkish Even Faster when you’re In Love

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    1- All the Resources and Materials Will Help Both of You
    Falling in love with a man or woman speaking Turkish is an opportunity for both of you to learn a new language! For this reason, every lesson, transcript, vocabulary list, and resource at TurkishClass101 is translated into both English and Turkish. So, while your partner can help you learn Turkish faster, you can potentially also help him/her learn and master English!

    2- Lessons Are Designed to Help You Understand and Engage with Turkish Culture
    At TurkishClass101, our focus is to help our students learn practical vocabulary and phrases used by everyday people in Turkey. This means that, from your very first lesson, you can apply what you learn immediately! So, when your Turkish partner wants to go out to a restaurant, play Pokemon Go, or attend just about any social function, you have the vocabulary and phrases necessary to have a great time!

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    How To Say ‘Hello’ in Turkish, and Other Turkish Greetings!

    How to Say Hello in Turkish

    So, you’re heading for Turkey to travel or work. Awesome! You’re in for an amazing adventure! It’s a beautiful country, steeped in a rich culture that may be very unlike your own.

    However, showing respect to the locals is a big deal in every country around the world. A respectful manner and attitude could open doors for you that would otherwise remain mystifyingly closed. Aside from just knowing ‘Thank you’ in Turkish, greeting someone correctly in Turkish could incline a local to treat you more favorably than otherwise! So, the clever thing to do would be to learn Turkish greetings before you embark on your journey. Turkish greetings are different from other languages and probably not what you’d expect. But if learning how to say ‘Hello!’ in Turkish in easy and fun ways is important to you, you’ve come to the right place at TurkishClass101.

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    1. Must-Know Turkish Greetings

    Start straight away with this greeting lesson. It’s short, but it packs a punch!

    This short, but powerful lesson teaches you the basic ways to greet someone correctly in Turkish! At TurkishClass101, you will be taught the correct pronunciation and intonation, as well as the correct times to greet in Turkish. And you will have fun!

    The focus of this lesson is greetings in Turkish

    Topic 1: Greetings - “Hello”

    Sentence from the lesson:

    Selam
    “Hello (Informal)”

    Selam means “Hi,” “Hello.” We use it when we meet. Because it is so casual, we should only use this greeting with friends or relatives. If you’re greeting someone you don’t know, you should use a more formal phrase: Merhaba. If you want to make the greeting a little bit more formal you can say iyi günler. İyi günler can be used both like “Good morning” and “Good afternoon.” In fact, you can use it all day, from morning to evening. During the evening we say İyi akşamlar. Akşamlar is Turkish for “Evenings,” so İyi akşamlar is actually like saying “Good evenings.” It is the Turkish version of the English “Good evening.” İyi günler and İyi akşamlar are used when we meet someone, but when we leave, we don’t say them again.

    For Example:

    Merhaba
    “Hello (formal)”

    Topic 2: How to say “good-bye”

    Sentence from the lesson:

    Güle güle
    “Good-bye (informal)”

    In Turkish we have an expression meaning “Hope to see you soon” that can be used both formally and informally. Görüşmek üzere.

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    If you can’t remember how to say “Good bye” in Turkish, just say bay-bay. This expression is pretty casual and common, you can simply use bay-bay and no one will have any trouble understanding you.

    2. Common Ways to Say Hello in Turkish

    Turkish Greetings

    Standing at the airport in a foreign country for the first time can be a somewhat scary experience for anyone, especially if you need assistance. However, don’t worry - at TurkishClass101 we teach you how to quickly get a local’s attention with friendly, correct Turkish greetings! You are more likely to get helped this way.

    Here is our Turkish greetings list of all the general ways to address a person upon meeting. It is tailored for formal and informal situations.

    1- Good morning.

    Günaydın.

    ‘Good morning’ in Turkish is acceptable any time between approximately 5:30am and 12:00pm, when the day is still young. And smile - it’s the universal ice-breaker!

    2- Good evening

    İyi akşamlar.

    This greeting is one you would use casually when night begins to fall. Address your friends, close family or close acquaintances, and those who are not your superiors, with this phrase.

    3- How are you?

    Nasılsın?

    Show your friendly interest in another person’s well-being by asking this question. This is the casual greeting form that you would use with your friends and family. For the sake of the friendship, it would be good to listen carefully to the answer! It shows caring and selflessness on your part.

    4- How have you been?

    Nasılsın?

    This is a good question to ask someone you have not seen for a while. The inference is that some catching-up is needed!

    5- What’s up?

    N’aber?

    An universally informal and energetic way to greet your friends or equals! Literally, it means ‘What’s going on in your life?’, yet often no answer is expected. It’s just a greeting! Crazy, right?!

    6- Long time no see.

    Ne zamandır görüşmüyoruz

    This phrase means is another greeting comment that means “I have not seen you for a while!” Often, no response is expected, except to reciprocate.

    7- Hey!

    Hey!

    This is a friendly exclamation to greet your friends or equals with. Reserve its use more for people you see regularly!

    Saying Hello

    8- Good afternoon.

    İyi günler.

    ‘Good afternoon’ in Turkish is an informal greeting and is used during the second part of the day. The appropriate period falls, in most cultures, from 12:00am till sunset.

    9- How’s it going?

    İyi günler.

    This greeting phrase basically means the same as ‘How are things progressing?’, ‘How are things going in your life?’ or even ‘What’s up?’ Depending on the friendship, a lengthy answer is not always expected.

    10- It’s nice to see you again.

    Seni tekrar gördüğüme memnun oldum.

    This friendly, welcoming phrase is best used after greeting someone you have not seen for a while. If you mean it, you will make the person feel special! This is a good thing to say to make someone feel welcome in Turkish.

    11- How’s everything?

    Nasıl gidiyor?

    This is a variation of ‘How’s it going?’ Use casually with your equals or close acquaintances.

    12- How’s your day?

    Günün nasıl geçiyor?

    Ask this when you’re speaking to your Turkish friend during the day. It’s a friendly phrase to start a conversation with.

    13- Yo!

    Yo!

    Yo! is English slang and a universal greeting popular among young men of most nationalities. Rather don’t answer the phone with this, unless you know your caller well!

    14- Hello!

    Merhaba!

    Suitable for use in most settings, situations and persons, this is an important Turkish greeting to know. Be sure to master this word first at TurkishClass101!

    15- It’s nice to meet you.

    Tanıştığımıza memnun oldum.

    When meeting someone for the first time, this is a polite and friendly way to welcome them. It means you are happy to make their acquaintance.

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    3- Pronunciation Tool Ensures You Really Speak Turkish!

    In any language, correct pronunciation is often crucial. The nuances in language require this, or you could find yourself saying things you don’t mean. You will find our Pronunciation Tool invaluable to wrap your mouth around the correct way to greet in Turkish!

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    How to Celebrate April Fools’ Day in Turkish

    How to Celebrate April Fools' Day in Turkish!

    Most everyone is familiar with this day, as it is celebrated nearly everywhere the world. Yet, when exactly is April Fools’ Day? And where did April Fools come from? April Fools’ Day is observed on April 1st every year. This day of jokes and pranks is believed to have stemmed from the 16th-century calendar change in France, when New Year’s Day was moved from April 1 to January 1. This action was taken due to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar.

    However, a few people were resistant to the calendar change, so they continued to observe New Year’s Day on April 1st, rather than the new date. They were referred to as the “April Fools”, and others started playing mocking tricks on them. This custom endured, and is practiced to this day around the world!

    Table of Contents

    1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day
    2. Turkish Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day
    3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody
    4. How Can TurkishClass101 Make Your April Fools’ Day Special?
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    1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day

    Do you want to know how to say April Fools’ Day in Turkish? Well, there are millions of ways and words, but here are the top one million Turkish words you really need to know! Simply click this link. Here are some of them you will find useful:

    1. funny - komik
    2. joke - Şaka yapmak
    3. deceptive - aldatıcı
    4. sneaky - sinsi
    5. prankster - muzip
    6. prank - eşek şakası
    7. lie - yalan söylemek
    8. humor - mizah
    9. surprise - sürpriz yapmak
    10. April 1st - 1(bir) Nisan
    11. play a joke - şaka yapmak
    12. fool - aptal

    2. Turkish Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day

    Turkish Phrases for April Fools' Day

    Don’t limit yourself to practical jokes - use these April Fools’ phrases in Turkish to prank your favorite Turkish friend or colleague!

    1. I learned Turkish in 1 month.
      • Ben Türkçe’yi 1 ayda öğrendim.
    2. All classes for today got canceled.
      • Bugünkü tüm dersler iptal edildi.
    3. I’m sorry, but I’ve just broken your favorite pair of glasses.
      • Üzgünüm, ama ben az önce senin en sevdiğin gözlüğü kırdım.
    4. Someone has just hit your car.
      • Birisi az önce arabana çarptı.
    5. I’m getting married.
      • Ben evleniyorum.
    6. You won a free ticket.
      • Sen bedava bir bilet kazandın.
    7. I saw your car being towed.
      • Senin arabanı çekilirken gördüm.
    8. They’re giving away free gift cards in front of the building.
      • Onlar binanın önünde ücretsiz hediye kartları veriyorlar.
    9. A handsome guy is waiting for you outside.
      • Yakışıklı bir adam dışarıda sizi bekliyor.
    10. A beautiful lady asked me to give this phone number to you.
      • Güzel bir bayan benden size bu telefon numarasını vermemi istedi.
    11. Can you come downstairs? I have something special for you.
      • Aşağıya gelebilir misin? Senin için özel bir şeyim var.
    12. Thank you for your love letter this morning. I never could have guessed your feelings.
      • Bu sabahki aşk mektubun için teşekkür ederim. Ben senin duygularını asla tahmin edemezdim.

    Choose your victims carefully, though; the idea is to get them to laugh with you, not to hurt their feelings or humiliate them in front of others. Be extra careful if you choose to play a prank on your boss - you don’t want to antagonize them with an inappropriate joke.

    3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody

    Choose Bad or Good

    Right, now that you know the top million April Fools’ words in Turkish, let’s look at some super pranks and tricks to play on friends, colleagues and family. Some April Fools ideas never grow old, while new ones are born every year.

    Never joke in such a way that it hurts anyone, or humiliates them badly in front of others - the idea is for everybody to laugh and enjoy the fun! Respect is still key, no matter what day of the year it is.

    Cockroach prank

    1- Infestation

    This trick is so simple, yet so creepy, it’s almost unbelievable. Take black paper, cut out the silhouette of a giant cockroach, a spider or another insect, and stick it inside the lampshade of a table lamp. When the lamp is switched on, it will look like a monstrous insect is sitting inside the lampshade. Or, get a whole lot of realistic-looking plastic insects, and spread them over a colleague’s desk and chair, or, at home, over the kids’ beds etc. Creep-factor: stellar.

    2- Which One Doesn’t Fit?

    Put the photo of a celebrity or a notorious politician in a frame, and take it to work on April Fools’ Day. Hang the photo on the staff picture wall, and wait. You’ll be surprised how long it can take for people to notice that one picture doesn’t fit.

    3- Something Weird in the Restroom

    At work, replace the air freshener in the restroom with something noxious like insect killer, oven cleaner or your own odious mixture in a spray bottle. Be sure to cover the bottle’s body so no one suspects a swap.

    Or paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish, and leave it at the hand wash basin. It will not lather.

    Or, if your workplace’s restroom has partitioned toilets with short doors, arrange jeans or trousers and shoes on all but one of the toilet covers, so it looks like every stall is occupied. Now wait for complaints, and see how long it takes for someone to figure out the April Fools’ Day prank. You’ll probably wish you had a camera inside the restroom. But, unless you don’t mind getting fired, don’t put your own recording device in there!

    Funny Face

    4- Call Me Funny

    Prepare and print out a few posters with the following instructions: Lion Roar Challenge! Call this number - XXX XXXXXXX - and leave your best lion’s roar as voicemail! Best roarer will be announced April 10 in the cafeteria. Prize: $100. (Lion’s roar is just an example; you can use any animal call, or even a movie character’s unique sound, such as Chewbacca from Star Wars. The weirder, the funnier. Obviously!) Put the posters up in the office where most of the staff is likely to see them. Now wait for the owner of the number to visit you with murderous intent. Have a conciliatory gift ready that’s not a prank.

    5- Minty Cookies

    This is another simple but hugely effective prank - simply separate iced cookies, scrape off the icing, and replace it with toothpaste. Serve during lunch or tea break at work, or put in your family’s lunch boxes. Be sure to take photos of your victim’s faces when they first bite into your April Fools’ cookies.

    6- Wild Shopping

    At your local grocer, place a realistic-looking plastic snake or spider among the fresh vegetables. Now wait around the corner for the first yell.

    7- The Oldest Trick in the Book

    Don’t forget probably the oldest, yet very effective April Fools’ joke in the book - smearing hand cream or Vaseline on a door handle that most staff, family or friends are likely to use. Yuck to the max!

    8- Sneeze On Me

    Another golden oldie is also gross, yet harmless and utterly satisfying as a prank. Fill a small spray bottle that you can easily conceal with water. Walk past a friend, colleague or one of your kids, and fake a sneeze while simultaneously spraying them with a bit of water. Expect to be called a totally disgusting person. Add a drop of lovely smelling essential oil to the water for extra confusion.

    9- Word Play Repairs

    Put a fresh leek in the hand wash basin at home or work, and then tell your housemates or colleagues this: “There’s a huge leak in the restroom/bathroom basin, it’s really serious. Please can someone go have a look?!” Expect exasperation and smiles all around. Note that this prank is only likely to work where people understand English well.

    10- Scary Face

    Print out a very scary face on an A4 sheet of paper, and place it in a colleague’s, or one of your kid’s drawers, so it’s the first thing they see when they open the drawer. You may not be very popular for a while.

    11- Wake Up To Madness

    Put foamy shaving cream, or real whipped cream on your hand, and wake your kid up by tickling their nose with it. As long as they get the joke, this could be a wonderful and fun way to start April Fools’ Day.

    Computer Prank

    12- Computer Prank

    This one’s fabulous, if you have a bit of time to fiddle with a colleague, friend or your kid’s computer. It is most effective on a computer where most of the icons they use are on the desktop background itself (as opposed to on the bottom task bar).

    Take and save a screenshot of their desktop with the icons. Set this screenshot as their background image. Now delete all the working icons. When they return to their computer, wait for the curses when no amount of clicking on the icons works.

    13- Monster Under the Cup

    This one will also work well anywhere people meet. Take a paper cup, and write the following on it in black pen: “Danger! Don’t lift, big spider underneath.” Place it upside-down on prominent flat surface, such as a kitchen counter, a colleague’s desk or a restaurant table. Expect some truly interesting responses.

    Door Prank

    14- Prank Door

    Write in large letters on a large and noticeable piece of paper: PUSH. Tape this notice on a door that should be pulled to open, and watch the hilarious struggle of those clever souls who actually read signs.

    4. How Can TurkishClass101 Make Your April Fools’ Day Special?

    If you happen to visit Turkey, or if you work for any Turkish company, knowing the above Turkish prankster phrases can really lighten up your day. Showing you have a sense of humor can go a long way to cement good relationships in any situation. These phrases are at your disposal for free, as well as are these 100 core Turkish words, which you will learn how to pronounce perfectly.

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    4 Reasons Why Turkish Slang Words Will Make You Fluent

    Learn 4 honest reasons you need Turkish slang words and why they are so vital to truly learning and mastering the language.

    Teachers may normally cringe at the thought of their students learning Turkish slang words. After all, slang words and phrases are typically defined as being grammatically incorrect. So why would your teacher want you to spend time learning the “wrong way” to speak Turkish? Here are 4 of the top reasons why you should study slang words and expressions when learning Turkish or any new language.

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    1. Native Speakers Use Slang Expressions in Everyday Conversation

    If you are going to study a foreign language and plan to use it to speak with native speakers, then you have to learn slang words and expressions. Otherwise, just using formal expressions and grammar may alienate you from native speakers and make it more difficult to establish a real connection. So it is best to at least learn some common slang words and expressions if you’re planning to meet or speak socially with someone.

    2. Slang Words Are Used All Throughout Turkish Culture

    If you turn on any popular Turkish TV show, listen to any song, or watch any movie, you are quickly going to see the value of learning Turkish slang phrases. Just like everyday conversations between native speakers, Turkish culture is filled with slang phrases and expressions. Without at least some knowledge of the more common slang phrases, popular culture and most conversations will be very confusing and potentially alienating.

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    3. Slang Expressions Help You Better Express Your True Thoughts and Feelings

    Only relying on formal grammar and vocabulary is very limiting, especially in social situations. Just like in your native language, using the appropriate Turkish slang words can help you express a broader range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

    4. Proper Use of Slang Makes You Sound More Natural

    We’ve all met foreigners who technically used formal language perfectly but still sounded odd and well….foreign. But when you use the right slang words and expressions, you will sound more natural and like a true native speaker. If you notice, even most politicians include a sprinkling of slang expressions and words throughout their speeches to help them sound more natural and to better connect with the audience.

    The Dark Side of Slang Expressions

    Learning Turkish slang words can indeed help you sound more natural, better understand the people and culture, and make integration much easier. However, there is a dark side: using the wrong slang expressions can also make you look foolish, uneducated, and potentially disrespectful.

    But how do you know which slang words or phrases to use and when?

    The truth is that you can’t learn the most modern and appropriate slang words in textbooks or formal classroom settings. By the time the information gets incorporated into a formal curriculum, it’s already outdated and no longer in use by actual Turkish people. And while you can learn current slang expressions from Turkish TV shows, movies, songs, and games, you may not understand the context. If that happens, you may use the right Turkish slang words but in the wrong situation and still look like a fool or possibly even offend someone.

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    So where can you learn current slang expressions and the right context in which to use them?

    At TurkishClass101, native speaking instructors create audio and video lessons that can include slang expressions and words. Our instructors provide context and examples for all the Turkish slang words used in any lesson to make sure students understand the right time and place to use them.

    Turkish slang words and expressions may be grammatically incorrect but they are vital to truly understanding and immersing yourself in the culture. In fact, it will be very difficult to fully understand any movie, TV show, song, game, or even 1-on-1 conversation without knowing a few of the more common slang expressions.

    However, it is important to learn the proper context and use of even popular slang expressions or you may come across as confusing, disrespectful, or uneducated.
    At TurkishClass101, you’ll learn how to use slang phrases and words to draw the right attention and avoid these problems.

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    How to Learn Turkish in Your Car?

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    Stuck in traffic? Losing time in your car? Have you ever felt that in all this wasted time, you could have watched the 750 episodes of One Piece, finished the last Super Mario ten times, or even better…you could have learned Turkish? Between family, friends and work, in addition to this time-consuming commute, it can become difficult to find time to properly learn Turkish.

    Fortunately, every problem has a solution, and what could be a better solution than turning that commute time into learning time? Stop passing the time mindlessly listening to the radio and try some of our best tips for mastering Turkish in your car!

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    You can learn Turkish in your car, hands free
    While driving, it’s important that you keep your focus on the road, so this is why our top tips won’t require you to use your hands!

    Listening to Turkish audio content in the car is a good way to learn
    This is because it is a fun and efficient way to learn. With TurkishClass101.com podcasts, you will be able to discover Turkish culture through topics about everyday life. Instead of the radio, listen to a Turkish podcast adapted to your level, from Absolute Beginner to Advanced, and you will make progress sooner that you would expect!

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    You can listen to Turkish music in the car
    Did you know that you can learn Turkish by singing while driving? Listen to songs from cartoon or drama and try to identify some words you learned.

    Challenge yourself! Use the Turkish you’ve studied up to this point and see how much you understand! Making the jump to real-life Turkish is a scary one, but friendly children’s songs are a great place to start!

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    You can learn alone in your car
    When you’re driving alone, you can be as loud as you want – there is nothing better for remembering your Turkish lessons than repeating loudly, again and again. Next time you see a driver who seems to be talking alone, you will know he or she is just learning Turkish!

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    You can learn through repetition with your passengers
    If there are passengers in the car, it can be more stimulating to learn together. You can set a role play with Turkish dialogues. With TurkishClass101.com, you can download all the lessons transcript including the dialogues, as a PDF. Print it out and have some fun speaking in Turkish!

    One of the passengers can answer the quiz available on each of our lessons, while another can correct that person. Listening to someone at a more advanced level of Turkish or a better accent is positive and helps you improve.

    You can learn Turkish offline
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    One of the best approaches for learning a language is little by little and often. It’s not efficient to take in a huge amount of information at one time. What you need is to study on a regular basis – a little bit of Turkish every day. You commute several days a week, and that is all time you can take advantage of!

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