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PHRASE BOOK

Pronunciation

Turkish uses a Roman alphabet of 29 letters: 8 vowels and 21 consonants. Letters that differ from the English alphabet are: c, pronounced “j” as in “jolly; ç, pronounced “ch” as in “church”; ğ, which lengthens the preceding vowel and is not pronounced; ı, pronounced “uh”; ö, pronounced “ur” (as in “further”); ş, pronounced “sh” as in “ship”; and ü, pronounced “ew” as in “few”.

In an Emergency

Help!İmdat!eem-dat
Call a doctor!Bir doktor çağrın!beer dok-tor chah-ruhn
Call an ambulance!Bir ambulans çağrın!beer am-boo-lans chah-ruhn
Call the police!Polis çağrın!po-lees chah-ruhn
Fire!Yangın!yan-guhn
Where is the nearest telephone/hospital?En yakın telefon/ hastane nerede?en ya-kuhnteh-leh-fon/has-ta-neh neh-reh-deh

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