How to conjugate a verb in Turkish

How to conjugate a verb in Turkish

You want to learn how to conjugate Turkish verbs? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Turkish lessons complete with useful examples. I speak, you speak, we all speak... we make learning Turkish verbs fun.

Turkish verb conjugation: I

Verbs are used to describe actions. Turkish verbs are conjugated for each person. The conjugation consists of an ending placed on the verb stem. For the first person singular, Turkish verbs typically use the ending '-um'. Important to note is that pronouns are not used with the verb in Turkish except to create emphasis. This means that, unlike English, the verb is in general used without a pronoun.

Examples

ben dönüyorum
I go back
ben kapatıyorum
I close
ben arıyorum
I look for
ben uyuyorum
I sleep
ben düşünüyorum
I think
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Turkish is spoken by roughly 70 million people in Turkey and part of Cyprus. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Turkish would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Turkish

Learn to get by in Turkish with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Turkish phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Bir kuş var.
There is a bird.
Bir plaj var.
There is a beach.
Bir ev var.
There is a house.
Bir göl var.
There is a lake.
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Step 8 : Turkish verbs

Verbs are used to describe actions. There are 1000's of verbs that you can learn in Turkish. A good approach would be to start out by learning just three Turkish verbs by heart. We suggest you learn the Turkish verbs görmek, istemek and beğenmek (see, want, like). Using the nouns kitap, iskemle and kapı (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each verb with each noun (I want the book, you see the chair, they like the door etc.). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Turkish verbs including useful examples. After you've learned using the three verbs görmek, istemek and beğenmek by heart you can move on to Step 9 (Turkish possessive pronouns).

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