Present Tense

Turkish Lesson 13 (Present Tense & Survival)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Turkish. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Turkish Classes.


The present is one of the 3 tenses (past, present, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Turkish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Present Tense in Turkish

Present Turkish Audio
I see youSeni görüyorum
I write with a penKalemle yazarım
You love applesElmaları seviyorsun
You give moneyPara verirsin
You play tennisTenis oynarsın
He reads a bookKitap okur
He understands meBeni anlıyor
She has a catKedisi var
She knows my friendArkadaşımı tanıyor
We want to learnÖğrenmek istiyoruz
We think Spanish is easyİspanyolcanın kolay olduğunu düşünüyoruz
You (plural) work hereBurada çalışıyorsunuz
You (plural) speak FrenchFransızca konuşuyorsunuz
They drive a carAraba sürüyorlar
They smileGülümsüyorlar


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Survival Expressions

Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.

Survival Expressions in Turkish

Headachebaş ağrısı
Heart attackKalp krizi
Help meyardım edin
Stomach achemide ağrısı


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Daily Conversation in Turkish

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Turkish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Turkish

Are you okay?sen iyi misin?
Call a doctor!Doktor çağırın!
Call the ambulance!ambulans çağırın
Call the police!polis çağırın
Calm down!Sakin ol!
Fire!Yangın var!
I feel sickKötü hissediyorum
It hurts hereBurası acıyor
It's urgent!Acil!
Thief!Hırsız var!
Where is the closest pharmacy?en yakın eczane nerede?
You look beautiful! (to a woman)Çok güzel görünüyorsun!
You have a beautiful nameÇok güzel bir adın var
This is my wifeBu benim karım
This is my husbandBu benim kocam

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Turkish about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Turkish Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Turkish homepage.

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