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Merhaba! Hello and welcome to Turkey Survival Phrases brought to you by TurkishClass101.com. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Turkey. You will be surprised at how far a little Turkish will go.
Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by TurkishClass101.com, and there you will find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.
Turkish Survival Phrases, Lesson 3: Getting what you want using Turkish.

Lesson focus

This lesson's phrase will help you take matters into your own hands! In this lesson, we'll take a look at the word "please," which will be very important when you need to ask for something.
In Turkish, "please" is Lütfen. Let's break it down. Lüt-fen. Once more, Lütfen.
Let's take a closer look at Lütfen. The easiest way to use this word is by pointing at something and saying Bu, lütfen, which means "This one, please." Or Şu, lütfen, which means "That one, please."
Bu means "this." Bu. Bu.
While Şu means "that." Su.
Let's hear them in their phrases again. Bu, lütfen. Bu, lüt-fen. Şu, lütfen. Şu, lüt-fen.
Please remember that in Turkey, it is a little rude to point at people. But pointing at things, especially when you are trying to buy something at the market, or when it helps to illustrate your point, is perfectly okay. Just make sure you say Teşekkür ederim, "Thank you," when the object is handed to you.
Another phrase for "please" is Rica ederim. You might remember that this also means "You're welcome." We use this phrase to ask someone to do something for us, and it is usually followed by a verb or phrase.
Let's break it down and hear it one more time. Rica ederim. Rica ederim.
Any sentence with the phrase Rica ederim is very polite and a little bit old-fashioned.


Okay, to close out today's lesson, we would you to practice what you have just learned. I will provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for shouting it aloud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer. So, Iyi şanslar, which means "good luck" in Turkish.
"Please." - Lütfen.
"Please." - Rica ederim.
Rica ederim.
Rica ederim.
"This, please." - Bu, lütfen.
Bu, lüt-fen.
Bu, lütfen.
"That, please." - Şu, lütfen.
Şu, lüt-fen.
Şu, lütfen.
Alright. That's going to do for today. Remember to stop by TurkishClass101.com, and pick up the accompanying PDF. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment. Görüşürüz!