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Let's Learn Turkish

Let's Learn Turkish

By Meltem Naz Kaso Corral Sánchez
My name is Meltem and I am originally from Istanbul, Turkey. My Spanish partner Lázaro wants to learn Turkish so to help him, I am now creating material that is both entertaining and approachable for beginners. Anyone who is interested in learning Turkish is welcomed to join us! (Only in weekdays)
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Animals
Here we discuss most common pets in Turkey and common vocabulary
03:47
November 13, 2020
Marital Status
In this episode, we will cover a very common conversation starter amongst Turks. We will learn a few words and phrases to discuss your marital status.
05:17
October 29, 2020
Zodiac Signs
Zodiac signs are a great conversation starters for Turkish speakers. In this episode, we will go through each zodiac sign and learn how to ask a few basic questions.
05:22
October 8, 2020
Öyle Şöyle Böyle
In this episode, we talk about Öyle, Şöyle, Böyle. These are three words that are used frequently in Turkish and it's hard to understand their meaning.
06:19
October 5, 2020
Turkish Language Day
To celebrate Turkish Language Day with only 2 days delay (very good for a new mom!), I'm sharing with you a few Turkish words with interesting meanings that are difficult to pronounce.
08:24
September 28, 2020
Çalışıyor musun yoksa okuyor musun?
In this episode, we introduce a major conversation starter. Do you work or do you study? You’ll find examples of some jobs, and learn how to say that you study.
05:19
September 24, 2020
Dani and the Dolphin 2
In this episode, I walk you through the story about Dani and the Dolphin, translate it from Turkish to English (not word by word but just to give you the general idea). I then distinguish between two forms of past tense in Turkish (dı and mış). If you have any questions, or suggestions for future episodes, please find me on Instagram (meltem barcelona)
06:20
August 6, 2020
A Message from Imogen
Hi Listeners, Thanks so much for checking in with Let's Learn Turkish. This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to hear from Imogen, a Turkish learner who left a voice message. I am sharing it with you so that it inspires you to bring more Turkish into your life. Stay safe, Mel
00:48
July 30, 2020
Dani and the Dolphin
In this episode, I narrate a story about a little boy named Dani, who meets a Dolphin called Ömer in Barcelona beach, and travels with him to Istanbul to visit his grandparents
08:19
July 21, 2020
Religions
Turkey has recently made headlines for transforming Hagia Sofia museum into a mosque. Taking this as a point of departure, we talk about religions in this episode.
04:08
July 15, 2020
Making a Shopping List
Hi Let's Learn Turkish Listeners. As per some of you requested, we are now practicing dialogues. This episode is no exception. We are having a conversation with my podcast guest (my mom) who tends to buy me stuff from my native Turkey before visiting me in Spain. With her, we are going through a shopping list - items which she would buy me from Istanbul before her visit. Please rate this podcast from whichever platform you use to access it, and subscribe. I look forward to hear from you on Instagram Meltem Barcelona.
06:46
April 13, 2020
Talking About Your Weekend Trip
Hi Let's Learn Turkish Listeners. As per some of you requested, we are now practicing a conversation. It is about organizing a weekend trip from Barcelona to Madrid. Please rate this podcast from whichever platform you use to access it, and subscribe. I look forward to hear from you on Instagram Meltem Barcelona.
10:15
March 8, 2020
Gelsene and Self-Presentation
Hi, thanks for joining our learning community at Let's Learn Turkish. In this episode, we answer our listeners' questions, and help distinguish between "gel and gelsene." There is a mini self-presentation session towards the end as well. Please take a moment to rank this podcast in whichever platform you use to access it. And follow me on Instagram (meltem_barcelona) and share your experience on language learning and cultural experiences surrounding Turkish.
11:35
February 15, 2020
Direct vs Indirect Discourse and Compound Nouns
Hi, thanks for joining our learning community at Let's Learn Turkish. In this episode, we cover a comparison between direct and indirect discourse with some examples. We also conjugate and give some examples of compound nouns. Please take a moment to rank this podcast in whichever platform you use to access it. And follow me on Instagram (meltem_barcelona) and share your experience on language learning and cultural experiences surrounding Turkish.
09:16
February 2, 2020
Ip Suffix
Hi, thanks for joining our learning community at Let's Learn Turkish. In this episode, we cover "ip suffix" with some examples and conjugations. Follow me on Instagram (meltem_barcelona) and share your experience on language learning and cultural experiences surrounding Turkish.
12:37
January 19, 2020
Conditionals
In this episode, we smoothly enter into the world of "conditionals", covering the most plausible cases as well as past hypotheses that are impossible.
09:39
September 17, 2019
Fatmagül'ün suçu ne? Learning Turkish from Soap Operas
In this session, I react to the crazy love people have around me for Turkish soap operas. Taking a small section of "Fatmagül'ün suçu ne?" to make use of the script, I hope to help you learn not only Turkish language but to give insights about Turkish values and culture.
15:42
August 27, 2019
Where are you?
In this episode, we ask where someone is and get familiarized with frequent answers.
13:22
August 21, 2019
Verbal Nouns
In this episode, I teach a trick to formulate verbal nouns from verbs and give examples. Additionally, I introduce "ragmen" and "lazim", two words which are used a lot in daily life.
07:03
March 6, 2019
Kadar and Parts of the Body
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06:54
December 10, 2018
TDK Dictionary Exercise 1
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07:03
December 5, 2018
Practicing Future Tense
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07:37
November 21, 2018
Dictionary Study 1
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11:29
November 6, 2018
Dialogue (Inviting a friend out)
In this episode, we hear a dialogue between two colleagues and make sense of the verb conjugations and new vocabulary in the text.
12:54
October 29, 2018
Word Order and Practical Questions
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08:59
October 25, 2018
Kim and İçin
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05:47
October 23, 2018
Future Tense Conjugations
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07:03
October 4, 2018
Araba Kullanmak (Conjugation)
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06:45
October 1, 2018
Gitmek (Conjugation 1)
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05:29
September 29, 2018
Yemek
Conjugating the verb "to eat"
03:51
September 18, 2018
Elfida- Haluk Levent
Sharing the lyrics and the English translation of a song called "Elfida" by Haluk Levent
11:45
September 6, 2018
Almak (Conjugation 2)
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15:00
August 28, 2018
Almak (Conjugation 1)
Hello hello! I have drastically changed the way I recorded episodes in this podcast after having received Lázaro's feedback. He says that he likes to play these on repeat and so the less introductions and explanations, the better for him. I hope the same holds true for you as well. Here you will find the conjugation of the verb "Almak" which is translated mainly as to take, get, and buy. Enjoy and see you on my next podcast :)
07:10
August 20, 2018
Simple Past Tense Conjugations
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13:49
May 26, 2018
Possessive Suffixes with Examples
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19:20
May 14, 2018
Avoiding Vowel Clashes
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09:24
May 3, 2018
Negative Forms of Present Continuous Tense
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12:24
April 23, 2018
Exercising with "iyor" to conjugate verbs in Present Continuous Tense
"iyor" is your best friend to conjugate verbs in present continuous tense.
14:59
April 18, 2018
Consonant Changes and Dictionary form of Verbs
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16:17
April 13, 2018
Prepositions and Personal Pronouns
In this episode, we do exercises with "i, e, de, den" endings (their use is similar to that of prepositions in English), and see how they work with personal pronouns.
16:53
April 9, 2018
Commands, Prepositions, and Direct Objects
In this session, we practice giving commands (and also negative commands), master the most basic prepositions, and give examples to the use of direct objects.
14:48
April 4, 2018
Irregular Verbs and More Vocabulary
In this episode, we learn to conjugate verbs that remove the last vowel in the root, and the ones that soften the "t" into "d." We also add more words in the vocabulary.
16:57
March 27, 2018
The Present Continuous Tense 2
In this episode, I finalize teaching the use of present continuos tense in Turkish (basic level). Then, we practice verb conjugations with four verbs (they will help you conjugate all the other verbs in the present continuous tense).
14:38
March 23, 2018
The Present Continuous Tense
In this episode, we continue enhancing our vocabulary and list occasions for which we use the present continuous tense in Turkish, with some slight variations from English. We practice conjugating verbs in the present continuous tense.
18:38
March 20, 2018
Conjugating the verb "to be"
In this episode, we conjugate the verb to be and we learn a few more words to enhance our vocabulary. Attention to "vowel harmony" :)
16:02
March 19, 2018
Learning to Ask Questions and Make Negative Statements
In this episode, we learn to make inquiries by forming "mi?" questions. Also, we cover some examples of "değil" (forming negative sentences) and "var & yok" (there is & there is not).
12:58
March 14, 2018
Intro to Verbs
In this episode, we learn how to construct the infinitive form of a verb (doing so will require distinguishing between thin vowels and thick vowels and creating a vowel harmony). Also, we practice the negative imperative form of verbs as well as learn how to ask "What is this?" and "Who is this?"
10:43
March 12, 2018
Survival Guide
Here are some basic words and questions to help you get around in Turkey.
16:44
March 8, 2018
Pep Talk & Information on Why Learn Turkish
I understand that previous episode might have sounded difficult. In order to help you overcome challenges (more precisely emotional barriers), I made this recording to help you see the advantages of learning Turkish as well as the basic characteristics of its use.
14:44
March 8, 2018
Personal Pronouns & Adjectives
In this episode, we learn the personal pronouns in Turkish and also go through a list of commonly used adjectives to describe people. We then conjugate these adjectives for each personal pronoun.
21:32
March 6, 2018
Basic Conversations
In this episode, we are going to find out how to participate in basic conversations in Turkish. Our focus is to introduce ourselves, and ask and answer the following questions: "What's your name? Where are you from? Where do you live? What's your job?"
14:01
March 5, 2018
Numbers
In this episode, we are learning numbers and discussing the ways to make it easier to memorize them.
09:12
March 2, 2018
Turkish Alphabet
The very first episode of Let's Learn Turkish! I am introducing Turkish letters and also using basic vocabulary from common Turkish names and verbs to create familiarity.
11:56
March 1, 2018