Turkish

Turkey is a country with a vast and fascinating history and ancient cultural heritage. Turkey is often considered the crossroads of Asia and Europe and Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is the only city in the world that was built on two continents.

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Unit 1

Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  • Salutations and Small Talk
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    Salutations and Small Talk

    • Engage in a Small Talk with Native Speakers
    • Express Gratitude and Respond to a Thank You
    • Greet People and Respond in a Customary Way
    • Say Goodbye
    • Be Introduced to Vowel Harmony and Suffixes
    • Become Familiar With Forming Questions Using Question Words
    • Become Familiar with Verbless Sentences (1st singular and 2nd plural persons)
    • Identify Plural Nouns
    • Learn the Simple Present Tense
  • Languages and Origins
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    Languages and Origins

    • Ask if Someone Speaks a Foreign Language & Respond
    • Give a Negative Answer Politely
    • Grab Someone’s Attention
    • Talk About Where Someone is from
    • Form Simple Questions
    • Identify Vowel Harmony Changes
    • Learn 1st and 2nd Person Singular and Plural Verbs in Present Tense
    • Learn Verbless Sentence Structure
  • Names and Introductions
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    Names and Introductions

    • Ask/Tell One’s Name
    • Introduce Yourself and Others
    • Recognize Some Common Turkish Names
    • Respond to Instructions
    • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something
    • Learn the Simple Past Tense Suffix -di
    • Practice Verbless Sentence Structures
    • Use 1st & 2nd Singular and 2nd Plural Possessives
    • Use Personal Pronouns 1st and 2nd Person Singular and Plural
  • Places and Directions
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    Places and Directions

    • Ask for Directions
    • Get Help Finding Places
    • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
    • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You
    • Become Familiar With Imperatives
    • Become Familiar With Noun Phrases
    • Learn the 3rd Person Sentence Structure
    • Use the Abilitative Mood
    • Use the Simple Past Tense
  • Currency and Counting
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    Currency and Counting

    • Count Up To 100
    • Deal with Turkish Currency
    • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores
    • Be Introduced to var and var mı?
    • Learn Subjectless and Verbless Sentence Structures
    • Use the 2nd Person Present Tense of istemek
    • Use the Interrogative Quantifiers Kaç tane? and Ne kadar?
  • Food and Drink Culture
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    Food and Drink Culture

    • Gain Insight on the Turkish Food Culture
    • Order Drinks and Meals
    • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants
    • Be Introduced to the Use of "Would"
    • Learn the Abilitative Form of almak
    • Use the Affix miy For Questions
  • Fashion and Shopping
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    Fashion and Shopping

    • Ask / Tell Whether One Can Do Something
    • Deal with Large Numbers
    • Handle Complex Shopping Conversations
    • Handle Turkish Currency with Ease
    • Learn the Subjunctive Endings -ayım and -alım
    • Practice the Abilitative Mood Affix -abil
    • Practice the Dative Case Suffix -ya
    • Use the Present Continuous Tense
  • Help and Requests
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    Help and Requests

    • Accept / Decline Help
    • Ask / Tell What Trouble One Is In
    • Ask for / Offer Help
    • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services in Turkey
    • Form Possessives with var
    • Learn the 1st Person Accusative Form of çağırmak
    • Practice Imperatives
    • Use the 1st & 2nd Person Abilitative Form of çağırmak
  • Clarification and Explanation
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    Clarification and Explanation

    • Ask / Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
    • Ask / Tell What Something Is
    • Communicate Your Ability to Understand Something
    • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, or Speak Up
    • Practice the Abilitative Suffix -ebilir
    • Use the Negation Infix -ma
    • Use the Plural Endings -ler and -lar
    • Use the Present Progressive Form of Demek
  • Compliments and Corrections
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    Compliments and Corrections

    • Ask / Tell How One's Performance Is
    • Give / Respond to a Compliment
    • Request / Agree to Speak in Turkish
    • Tell Someone That You Are Learning Something
    • Form Questions in Simple Past Tense
    • Learn the Passive Voice
    • Practice Explaining Reason with ... da
    • Use the 1st Person Plural Suffix -iz
    • Use the Tag Question Değil mi?