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500 Turkish Words in Context

500 Turkish Words in Context

500 Turkish Words in Context provides the most common Turkish words and suffixes for A1 and A2 learners of Turkish.

In 500 Turkish Words in Context you will find four sets of words in this order:
1-150 150 nouns
151-300 150 adjectives
300-450 150 verbs
450-500 50 adverbs, pronouns, postpositions, conjunctions, question words, and suffixes

Each set includes brief grammar tips and useful patterns.
Each word is exemplified in least one sentence and each example sentence is composed – to a great extent – of the preceding words on the list. So, the carefully structured list enables you to recycle the words you have already studied.

Some of the 500 headwords include further meaning relationships. For example, the headword renk (colour) covers the names of colours and giysi (clothes) covers some items of clothing and footwear. In a similar way, the headword başarmak (to succeed) lists other words from the same root such as başarı (success), başarılı (successful) and başarısız (unsuccessful). So, the number of words you can see in the index is well above 2000. You can practise all words by taking online quizzes and download the audios (4.11 hours) of all the words and example sentences in the book. You can find all the links in the book.

500 Turkish Words in Context also includes:
✓ the most common everyday expressions and pleasantries.
✓ a 500-word glossary of English and Turkish words with the same origin. All you need to do to add these words to your vocabulary is to see and hear them once. You will never forget them.
✓ an index providing easy access to the words and examples.

How much can this word list help to improve your Turkish?
In a nutshell, a lot. This core vocabulary covers a great part of any conversation or text in Turkish you will be involved in and provides a sound linguistic foundation to build upon. Personally, I have benefitted tremendously from such a list as a learner of Spanish. After mastering Spanish core vocabulary, I can enjoy Netflix shows and films dubbed in Spanish with the help from Spanish subtitles. I can understand podcasts at A2 level and even daily newspapers to a great extent. My next challenge is to speak the language in real settings. But I have already built enough confidence to hold daily conversations in a variety of settings and survive in a Spanish speaking country.