Turkish Lesson 9 (Questions and Misunderstanding)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 9th lesson teaches an important aspect in Turkish which is the interrogative form also called questions. In addition, there is a list of vocabulary terms about misunderstanding and finally some commonly used 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.


Being able to ask questions is what makes us curious beings, which in turns broadens our knowledge. It is no different when it comes to learning Turkish. You will always be asking questions, and the following are some tools to help you in that quest.

The following are the 5 Ws + "how" commonly used adverbs to express the interrogative form. Most likely, whenever a question needs to be asked, one of them should be used. 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.

Interrogative Form in Turkish

Questions Turkish Audio
When?ne zaman?

Now we will try to implement the adverbs above into full Turkish sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Turkish Questions in a Sentence

Can I come?Gelebilir miyim?
Can I help you?Sana yardım edebilir miyim?
Can you help me?Bana yardım edebilir misin?
Do you know her?Onu tanıyor musun?
Do you speak English?İngilizce konuşuyor musun?
How difficult is it?Ne kadar zor?
How far is this?Ne kadar uzak?
How much is this?Ne kadar?
How would you like to pay?Nasıl ödemek istersin?
What is this called?Buna ne denir?
What is your name?Adın ne?
What time is it?Saat kaç?
When can we meet?Ne zaman buluşabiliriz?
Where do you live?Nerede oturuyorsun?
Who is knocking at the door?Kapıyı kim çalıyor?
Why is it expensive?Neden pahalı?


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Vocabulary List about Misunderstanding

There are times when you will not understand what a person said in Turkish, or simply that you want them to repeat a word. The following are 24 expressions used to clear misunderstandings. Very essential to any conversation!

Misunderstanding in Turkish

Misunderstanding Turkish Audio
Can you repeat?Tekrarlayabilir misin?
Can you speak slowly?Yavaş konuşabilir misin?
Did you understand what I said?Ne dediğimi anladın mı?
Don't worry!Dert etme!
Excuse me? (i.e. I beg your pardon?)Anlayamadım?
How do you say "OK" in French?Fransızca ""Tamam"" nasıl denilir?
I don't know!Bilmiyorum
I don't understand!Anlamıyorum!
I need to practice my FrenchFransızca pratiği yapmam lazım
Is that right?Bu doğru mu?
Is that wrong?Bu yanlış mı?
My French is badFransızcam kötü
No problem!Sorun değil!
Sorry (to apologize)Özür dilerim
To speakKonuşmak
What does that word mean in English?Bu kelimenin İngilizcedeki anlamı nedir?
What is this?Bu nedir?
What should I say?Ne demeliyim?
What's that called in French?Buna Fransızca ne denir?
Write it down please!Lütfen yazın!


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Daily Conversation in Turkish

Finally, a list of some common phrases that you might come across from time to time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Turkish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Turkish

English Turkish Audio
In The MorningSabahleyin
In the eveningAkşamleyin
At NightGeceleyin
Hurry up!Acele et!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: The oldest written language was believed to be written in about 4500 BC.

Congratulations! You finished your 9th lesson in Turkish about questions, and misunderstanding. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Turkish Lesson 10. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Turkish homepage.

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