Turkish has quite a lot of words taken from other languages, mostly Persian and Arabic, but surprisingly there are many which came from French or English (and a few which came from Arabic via Turkish into English). Take a look at these – some of them you can recognise just from looking at them, but there are some you need to read aloud with Turkish pronunciation – it’s a good idea to ALWAYS read new vocabulary aloud anyway!
soför banka faks doktor kahve gazete hobi otel müzik kültür matematik film sinema fotoğraf salata otomobil apartman üniversite pantolon profesör televizyon radyo taksi sekreter spor istasyon tren koridor futbol yoğurt problem ofis tiyatro küaför
Easy isn’t it? Did you recognise all of them? Scroll down to see if you were right
soför driver (from the French chauffeur) – banka bank – faks fax – doktor doctor – kahve coffee – gazete newspaper – hobi hobby – otel hotel – müzik music – kültür culture – matematik mathematics – film film – sinema cinema – fotoğraf photograph salata salad – otomobil car – apartman apartment (building) – üniversite university pantolon trousers – profesör professor – televizyon television – radyo radio – taksi taxi sekreter secretary spor sport istasyon station – tren train – koridor corridor – futbol football – yoğurt yogurt – problem problem – ofis office – tiyatro theatre – küaför hairdresser