Learning Turkish with an iPad or tablet

Learning Turkish with an iPad or tablet

We are often asked if it is possible to learn Turkish on an iPad or tablet with Hands On Turkish. The answer is yes. You only need to follow these simple steps. 1. Download and install the Puffin browser. The Puffin Browser is a mobile browser which has been developed...
Reflections on Becoming Bilingual

Reflections on Becoming Bilingual

It has become common knowledge that knowing more than one language is good for the brain. It improves mental flexibility and makes it easier to switch between tasks. I recently attended a fascinating talk on bilingualism which was part of the University of Edinburgh’s...
Verbal Adjectives in Turkish

Verbal Adjectives in Turkish

Usually verbal adjectives, just like normal adjectives in Turkish, modify a “headword” – which is usually the noun that comes after it. Normal adjective: Tatlı kız – sweet girl Verbal adjective: Tatlı olan kız. – The girl who is sweet. Verbal adjective: Evleneceğim...
Verbal nouns in Turkish

Verbal nouns in Turkish

In the dictionary, all verbs in Turkish end with the stem -mek or -mak, according to vowel harmony. To make a verbal noun out of a verb, we usually take off the -mek or -mak, and add -me or -ma – in effect merely removing the k at the end. So yüzmek is to swim, but...