Past Tense

Turkish Lesson 14 (Past Tense & Colors)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Turkish. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. 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 past is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, 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 past 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.

Past Tense in Turkish

Past Turkish Audio
I saw youSeni gördüm
I wrote with a penKalemle yazdım
You loved applesElmaları sevdin
You gave moneyPara verdin
You played tennisTenis oynadın
He read (past tense) a bookKitap okudu
He understood meBeni anladı
She had a catKedisi vardı
She knew my friendArkadaşımı tanıdı
We wanted to learnÖğrenmek istedik
We thought Spanish is easyİspanyolcanın kolay olduğunu düşündük
You (plural) worked hereBurada çalıştınız
You (plural) spoke FrenchFransızca konuştunuz
They drove a carAraba sürdüler
They smiledGülümsediler


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List of Colors in Turkish

Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.

Colors in Turkish

Colors Turkish Audio
Dark colorKoyu renk
Light colorAçık renk


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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

English Turkish Audio
Black is his favorite colorSiyah onun en sevdiği renktir
I have black hairSaçım siyah
Red is not his favorite colorKırmızı onun sevdiği renk değildir
She drives a yellow carSarı bir araba kullanıyor
The sky is blueGökyüzü mavidir
Your cat is whiteKedin beyazdır
I enjoyed myself very muchÇok eğlendim
I agree with youSana katılıyorum
Are you sure?Emin misin?
Be careful!Dikkatli ol
Would you like to go for a walk?Yürüyüşe çıkmak ister misin?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Turkish about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Turkish Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Turkish homepage.

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