Turkish/Pronunciation and Alphabet/S-Z
Now that you've learnt everything up to and including r, let's learn the rest of the alphabet:
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Or se. Pronounced like the s in see.
- soğan - onion
- salam - salami (a Turkish delicacy)
- sel - flood
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Or şe. Pronounced like the sh in shout.
- şey - thing
- şarap - wine
- şişe - bottle
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Or te. Pronounce like the t in tea.
- tabak - plate
- tavsiye - recommendation
- televizyon - television
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Pronounced like the ou in the French word boum.
- uçak - plane
- ucuz - cheap
- ufak - small
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For example: It is pronounced the same as the "u" in pure.
- ürün - product
- üç - three
- üzüm - grape
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Pronounced like the v in vase.
- Vikikitap - Wikibooks (Ws are transliterated as Vs in Turkish, therefore Wiki would be transliterated as Viki, and the word kitap means book)
- vazo - vase
- Venedik - Venice
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Where's the w and x? Turkish also doesn't have these letters. Y is pronounced like the y in in you.
- yarın - tomorrow
- yarım - half
- yukarı - above
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The final letter of the Turkish alphabet. Pronounced like the z in zoo.
- zeytin - olive
- zil - bell
- zehir - poison
So, you've managed to learn the alphabet! Well done! Before you move on to the real lessons, though, please take a look at a useful grammatical note by clicking "next" below.