Turkish words, customs and traditions

Modern Turkey is considered one of the most tolerant countries in Asia, where representatives of different nations coexist and live in peace.

Turkish words, customs and traditions
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Turkish Tea

Turkish Tea is a tradition that revolves around hospitality. In Turkey, is tradition to be offered with a cup of Turkish tea as a sign of welcome.

Courtship (Görücülük)

In Turkish tradition, when a family wants their son to get married, they first visit the potential bride and her family, and ask for her hand. Following the tradition, future bride will prepare and serve Turkish coffee to her future in-laws.

Turkish breakfast, Food and Bread

Food is an integral part of Turkish society, so Turkish women often will spend hours in the kitchen, with very complicated recipes. For Turkish people, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Usually includes eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, but they never forget the bread, neither for breakfast, neither for other mealtimes. Some Turks even refuse to sit down and eat if bread is not served.

Turkish words

  • Merhaba! / Hello!
  • Günaydın! / Good Morning!
  • Tünaydın! / Good Afternoon!
  • İyi akşamlar! / Good evening!
  • İyi geceler! / Goodnight!
  • Hoşça kal! / Bye!
  • Evet / Yes
  • Hayır / No
  • Teşekkür ederim! / Thank you!
  • Türkçe konuşamıyorum / I don't speak Turkish
  • Bunu anlamıyorum / I don't understand
  • Burada ingilizce konuşan var mı? / Does anybody speak English here?
  • Burda fransızca konuşan var mı? / Does anybody speak French here?
  • Bana ("Name of the hotel") otelin nerede olduğunu söyleyebilir misin? / Can you tell me where is the ("Name of the hotel") hotel?