Turkish Language: Consonant Harmony

Turkish Language: Consonant Harmony

There are two types of consonant harmony in the Turkish language. For the first, you should remember the phrase fıstıkçı Şahap, which literally means Şahap the nut-seller. This apparent nonsense is useful because it contains all the “hard” consonants in Turkish: f   s...
Useful phrases: Greetings in Turkish

Useful phrases: Greetings in Turkish

Here are some useful Turkish phrases for greetings you might find useful when travelling in Turkey. Turkish greetings Günaydın  –   Good morning Merhaba / Selam  –  Hello İyi akşamlar –   Good evening İyi günler –  Good day   Asking how someone...
Turkish and Arabic promoted in German schools

Turkish and Arabic promoted in German schools

The German state of Niedersachsen has endorsed Turkish, Arabic and Russian as languages to be offered and promoted in schools as way to encourage mutual understanding and open-mindedness. The drive, known as ‘Mehrsprachigkeit födern’ (promoting...