Your Most Important Vocab Lesson: The Haircut

Sick of leaving Turkish hair salons looking like a 50-year-old, overly done-up newscaster? No matter how much you try to tell hairdressers that you’re...

5 Turkish Words I Can’t Live Without

Learning Turkish while living in Istanbul can be an experience both painstaking and profoundly exciting. There is an undefinable moment in this adventure -...

Diaries of a Couch Potato: How to Learn Turkish via Kiralık...

I have received a mixed bag of reactions from Turkish people when I explain that Kiralık Aşk is “my dizi.” It’s a barely-realistic technicolor drama...

Six Tips For Foreigners To Blend Into Turkish Society

I cried. I cried for weeks and it went on around two months. I even questioned my decision of moving to Istanbul and contemplated...

Introducing Asya Tömer: Comprehensive, Affordable Turkish Courses for All Levels

Undoubtedly one of the most surprising qualities of Turkey's international community is how few foreigners have taken the time to learn Turkish despite choosing...

Learning Turkish: 10 Idioms That Are Sure to Impress

After several years of learning Turkish, I can still find myself stumped in the midst of fast-paced conversations. This confusion occurs especially when an idiom...

23 Turkish Phrases I Wish Someone Had Taught Me

There are a number of phrases that Turks use in daily life that you may not find properly explained in your Intro to Turkish...

5 Tips for Learning Turkish as a Native English Speaker

I've found myself having the same conversation with various people over the past few months. It generally goes like this: "It's just different for native...

Learning Turkish: What You’re Up Against

The task of learning a new language while living in a foreign country can be a fun challenge. But it can also be stressful, and...

Survival Taxi Turkish

Many foreigners realize that Turkey is not the best place when it comes to communicating with locals. A lot of people here speak limited English,...

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