The 1000+ most common words in Turkish

What words should you learn first?

When you set out to learn a new language, it can be hard to decide what words to learn first.  But for most people, the best words to start with are the most common words in the language.  

Besides these, you’ll also want to learn some less common words that are important for your specific situation.  For example, if you are a student, you’ll probably want to learn words like “student,” “teacher,” “exam,” and “class” much earlier than other people who are not students.

You will also want to know words for things that are common in Turkish culture that you are not used to using in your everyday life in your home country.  For example, Americans don’t tend to use eggplant as a basic ingredient in everyday cooking, but it is very common in Turkish dishes.  

Finally, there are some words that you will need to know in order to get things done.  For example, if you are getting ready to go looking for a place to rent, you should brush up on your vocabulary for concepts like “apartment building,” “for rent,” “realtor,” etc.

The problem(s) with frequency lists

There are several lists available on the Internet that claim to be the most common words in Turkish.  These are called “frequency lists.”  However, not all the frequency lists are the same.  Each list has its pros and cons based on how they were collected and what sources they used:

One list we found was apparently compiled from written materials online like news articles.  The problem with this is that it is the most common words in written Turkish, not in spoken Turkish. Lists like those will have a lot of words for complex ideas and will be heavy on concepts like politics that you might not need to learn early in your language learning journey.  

Another frequency list we looked at was compiled using subtitles from movies and TV shows. That list is more helpful for learning the most common words in spoken Turkish.  However, the majority of the content that list was compiled from was from English language shows translated into Turkish.  So some of the words in the list that are “common” in shows are not very common in daily speech.  Plus, the way they counted words as different from each other splits up different forms of the same verb into separate “words,” so it counts all verbs as much less common than they actually are.

How we made this Turkish frequency list

We have compiled just over 1000 of the most common words in Turkish – words that every language learner will need to learn and use in the first few months of language learning, regardless of your specific context.

To make this list, we started with the list of the top 1000 words in written Turkish.  From this list, we removed a lot of the words that are common in things like newspapers but not as common in everyday speech.

We also added words from a list of the first 1800 words that a Turkish language learner recorded in the first few months of language learning.  From this list, we removed a lot of the words that were necessary for that language learner’s specific situation.  From this list we added in words like “lavabo” (bathroom / sink) and “mahalle” (neighborhood).  These words don’t show up in frequency lists but are really important for foreigners to learn early on.  

We also removed a lot of common grammatical words like “için” (for) and “ki” (“the one that is…”).  We did this because it is only helpful for you to know what these words mean if you know how to use them in a sentence.  For learning grammar words like these, we recommend you learn them one-by-one, each in a separate lesson.

We also provided our own English translation of each word.  For this, we tried to make the definition as simple and easy-to-memorize as possible.  For words with more than one common meaning, we included each meaning separated by a comma.

The result is a balanced list of the most common and most important words for language learners to learn in their first few months.

Here's the list: the 1000+ most common words in Turkish

Feel free to copy/paste this list of words into a spreadsheet, import them into your favorite flashcard app, print them out or use them in any other way that is helpful for your personal language learning.  

You can also feel free to distribute them elsewhere for free – just make sure to leave a link to this page to show where you got the list from.

If you see any issues with the list we’ve made, or if you think we left something out, please let us know in the comments section below.

Turkish English meaning(s)
AbiOlder brother
AblaOlder sister
AcabaI wonder
AcıPain, bitter, spicy
AçıkOpen
AcıkmakTo be hungry
AcilEmergency
AçmakTo open
AdName
AdamMan
AdetPiece, unit
AdımStep
AdresAddress
AğaçTree
AğırHeavy
AğızMouth
AğlamakTo cry
AileFamily
AkılMind
AkıllıSmart, clever
AkmakTo flow
AkşamEvening
AlanArea
AlışmakTo adjust
Alışveriş yapmakTo go shopping
AllahGod
AlmakTo take
AltıSix
AltınGold
AltmışSixty
AmaBut
AmaçPurpose
AmcaUncle (father's brother)
AnMoment
AnlamMeaning
AnlamakTo understand
AnlaşılmakTo be understood
AnlatmakTo explain
AnneMother
ApartmanApartment building
ArabaCar
AraçTool, vehicle
AralıkDecember
AramakTo search for, to call (on the phone)
AraştırmakTo research
ArıBee
ArkadaşFriend
ArmutPear
ArtıkAnymore (these days)
ArtmakTo increase
AsılActual
AşırıExtreme
AşkRomantic love
AskerSoldier
AslaNever
AslındaActually
AtHorse
AteşFire
AtlamakTo jump
AtmakTo throw
AyMoon, month
AyakFoot
AyakkabıShoe
AyıBear
AyırmakTo separate
AynaMirror
AynıSimilar
AyrıSeparate
AyrılmakTo be separated
AzLittle
BabaDad
BacakLeg
BağırmakTo shout
BağlamakTo tie, to connect
BahçeGarden
BakanMinister (government)
BakışView
BakmakTo look
BalıkFish
BankaBank
BantTape, band, strip
BanyoBathroom (with a shower or bath)
BardakGlass (cup)
BarışPeace (not at war)
BaşHead
BaşarıSuccess
BasitBasic, simple
BaşkaOther
BaşkanPresident, chairman
BaskıPressure
BaşlamakTo start
BasmakTo step, to press
BatıWest
BatmakTo sink
BattaniyeBlanket
BayrakFlag
BayramHoliday
BazenSometimes
BazıSome
BebekBaby
BedavaFree
BedenBody (or clothing size)
BeğenmekTo like
BekârSingle (not married)
BeklemekTo wait
BelWaist, lower back
BelediyeMunicipality
BelgeDocument
BelkiMaybe
BelliClear, obvious
BenzemekTo look like
BenzinGasoline
BeraberTogether
BeşFive
BeyMr.
BeyazWhite
BeyinBrain
BezCloth (or diaper)
BıçakKnife
BiçimShape
BiletTicket
BilgiInformation
BilgisayarComputer
BilimScience
BilmekTo know
BinThousand
BinaBuilding
BinmekTo ride, to get on (a bus)
BirOne
BırakmakTo leave something
BirazA little
BirçokA lot
BiriSomeone, one of them
BirinciFirst
BirisiSomeone
BirkaçA few
BirlikteTogether
BitirmekTo finish (something)
BitkiPlant
BitmekTo be finished
BöcekBug
BoğazThroat
BölgeRegion
BölgeRegion
BölmekTo divide
BölümDivision, chapter
BoruPipe
BoşEmpty
BoşaltmakTo empty (something)
BoşanmakTo get divorced
BoySize
BoyamakTo paint, to dye (something)
BoyunNeck
BozukBroken (stopped working)
BozulmakTo be broken (stop working)
BugünToday
BulmakTo find
BuluşmakTo meet up with
BuradaHere, at/in this place
BurasıThis place
BurunNose
BütünAll, entire
BüyükBig
BüyümekTo grow (bigger)
ÇabukQuick
CaddeStreet
ÇağırmakTo invite, to call
ÇalışmakTo work
ÇalmakTo steal, to play (an instrument)
CamGlasses
ÇamaşırLaundry
CamiMosque
CanLife, soul
CanlıAlive, live broadcast
ÇantaBag (backpack, purse)
ÇarpmakTo crash
ÇarşambaWednesday
ÇatalFork
ÇayTea
ÇaydanlıkTeapot
ÇekmekTo pull
ÇeşitType, variety
Cevap vermekTo answer
ÇevirmekTo flip, to translate something
ÇevreEnvironment
ÇeyrekQuarter (25%)
CezaPunishment
ÇiçekFlower
CiddiSerious
ÇiftDouble
ÇiftçiFarmer
CihazElectronic device
ÇıkarmakTo take off, to remove
ÇıkmakTo leave, climb
ÇirkinUgly
ÇizgiLine, drawing
ÇocukChild
ÇokVery, many
ÇorapSock
ÇözmekTo solve, to untie
ÇözümResolution
CumaFriday
CumartesiSaturday
CümleSentence
ÇünküBecause
DağMountain
Daha azLess
Daha çokMore
DaireApartment, circle
DakikaMinute
DamlaDrop (of liquid)
Dans etmekTo dance
Davet etmekTo invite
Davranışbehavior
DavranmakTo behave (in a certain way)
DayanmakTo endure
DefterNotebook
DeğerValue
DeğilNot
Değişmek(For something) to change
DeğiştirmekTo change (something)
DelikHole
DemekTo say, it means...
DenemekTo try
DengeBalance
DenizSea
DepremEarthquake
DereceDegrees (temperature)
DeriSkin
DerinDeep
DersClass
DestekSupport
Devam etmekTo continue
DevletGovernment
DiğerThe other (one)
DikSteep
Dikkat etmekTo be careful
DilTongue (or language)
DinReligion
DinlemekTo listen
DinlenmekTo rest
DirilmekTo be resurrected
DişTooth
DizKnee
DoğalNatural
Doğal gazNatural Gas
DoğmakTo be born
DoğruRight
DoğuEast
DoksanNinety
DoktorDoctor
DokuzNine
DolapCabinet
DolaşmakTo wander
DoldurmakTo fill
DoluFull
DondurmaIce cream
DönemPeriod (of time)
DönerShaved Meat
DönmekTo turn
DörtFour
DostBest friend
DosyaFolder
DövizForeign currency (esp. Dollars, Euro)
DüğünWedding celebration
DükkanShop
DumanSmoke
DünYesterday
DünyaEarth, world
DurmakTo stop
DurumSituation
DürümSandwich wrap
Duş almakTo take a shower
DüşmekTo fall
DüşünceThought
DüşünmekTo think
DuvarWall
DuyguEmotion, sense
DuymakTo hear, to sense
DüzStraight
DüzeltmekTo correct
DüzenlemekTo organize
EğitimEducation
EkAddition, suffix
EkimOctober
EklemekTo add (common speech)
EkmekBread
EkonomiEconomy
EksikMissing
ElHand
ElbetteCertainly
EldivenGlove
ElektrikElectricity, electric
ElemanWorker
ElliFifty
ElmaApple
EmekliRetired
EminCertain
EmlakçıRealtor
EnMost (or width)
EnerjiEnergy
EnflasyonInflation
EngelBarrier
EngelliDisabled
ErimekTo melt
ErkekBoy (or male)
ErkenEarly
Spouse, companion
EşitEqual
EskiOld
EskidenIn the past
EşyaFurnishings, stuff
EtMeat, flesh
EtkiEffect
EtkilemekTo affect
EtmekTo do
EvHome
Ev sahibiHome owner
EvetYes
EvlenmekTo marry
EvliMarried
EylülSeptember
FabrikaFactory
FakatBut
FakirPoor
Falan filanEtc
FareMouse (animal or for computer)
FarkDifference
Fark etmekTo notice
FarketmezIt doesn't matter
FarklıDifferent
FazlaToo much
FikirIdea
FilmMovie (film)
Fincan(Tea or turkish coffee) cup
FırsatOpportunity
FişReceipt, electrical plug
FiyatPrice
FotoğrafPhotograph
GalibaProbably
GayetReally, quite
GazGas (but not gasoline)
GazeteNewspaper (gazette)
GeçLate
Geç kalmakTo be late
GeceNight
GeçenLast (week, month, year), one that passes
GeçiciTemporary
GeçmekTo pass
GeçmişPast
GelecekNext, future
GelenekTradition
GelirIncome
GelmekTo come
GençYoung (person)
GeneAgain
GenelGeneral
GenellikleGenerally
GenişWide (or loose fitting)
GerçekTrue, truth
GerçektenReally
GerekliNeeded
GerekmekTo be needed
Geri gelmekTo come back
Geri vermekTo give back
GetirmekTo bring
GezmekTo explore
GibiLike, similar to
GıdaFood (market)
GirişEntrance
GirmekTo enter
GitmekTo go
GiymekTo put on (clothing)
GiysiOutfit (clothing)
GizliSecret (private)
GöbekStomach, belly, center
GöçmenRefugee
GökSky (or heaven)
GölLake
GöndermekTo send
GönülHeart, soul
GörevDuty
GörmekTo see
GörünmekTo appear
GörüşmekTo talk with, to meet with
GöstermekTo show
GötürmekTo take something somewhere
GözEye
GözlükGlasses
GriGrey
GripFlu
GrupGroup
GüçStrength
GüçlüStrong
Güle güleBye
GülmekTo laugh (or smile)
GülümsemekTo smile
GümüşSilver
GünDay
GünahSin
GüneşSun
GüneySouth
GüvenTrust
GüvenlikSecurity
GüvenmekTo trust
GüzelGood, pretty
HaberNews
HadiHurry, let's go
HafifLight (weight)
HaftaWeek
Hafta sonuWeekend
HâkimJudge
HaklıRight (justified in saying something)
HalState, status
HâlâStill
HalıCarpet
HalkPeople (people group)
HamburgerHamburger
HangiWhich
HanımMrs.
HapishaneJail
HarcamakTo spend
HareketActivity
HarikaWonderful
HaritaMap
HastaSick
HastaneHospital
HataMistake, imperfection
HatırlamakTo remember
HavaAir
HavaalanıAirport
HavluTowel
HavuzPool
Hayal etmekTo dream, imagine
HayatLife
HayırNo
HayvanAnimal
Hayvanat bahçesiZoo
HazırReady
HaziranJune
HedefTarget, goal
HediyeGift
HemenRight now
HenüzNot yet
HepAll
HepsiAll (of a group)
HerEvery
Her günEvery day
Her şeyEverything
Her zamanAll the time
HerhaldeProbably
HerhangiWhichever
HerkesEveryone
HesapAccount
Hesap makinasıCalculator
HeyecanlanmakTo be excited
HeyecanlıExcited
HiçbirNone
HikâyeStory
HırdavatçıHardware store
HissetmekTo feel (emotion)
HızlıFast
Hizmet etmekTo serve
HocaTeacher
HoşNice
İbadetWorship
İçecekDrink
İçmekTo drink
İğneNeedle (or syringe)
İhtiyaçNeed (basic need)
İkiTwo
İkram etmekTo treat, to give something for free
İlProvince
İlaçMedicine
İlçeDistrict (section of a province)
İlgiInterest
İlginçInteresting (or strange)
İlişkiRelationship
İlkFirst
İlkbaharSpring
İmkânsizImpossible
İmzaSignature
İnançFaith
İnanmakTo believe
İnceThin
İndirimDiscount
İnekCow
İngilizceEnglish (language)
İnmekTo get off
İnşaatConstruction
İnsanPerson
İnternetInternet
İpThread
İptal etmekTo cancel
İşWork (profession)
İşçiWorker
IşıkLight
İsimName
IslakWet
İşlemProcess
İstemekTo want
İyiGood
İzinPermission, permit
İzin vermekTo give permission
İzlemekTo watch, to follow
KabaRude
KabloCable
Kabul etmekTo accept
KaçHow many
KaçmakTo escape
KadarQuantity
KadınWoman
KafaHead
KâğıtPaper
KahramanHero
KahvaltıBreakfast
KahveCoffee
KahverengiBrown
KalabalıkCrowded (or crowd)
KaldırmakTo remove
KalemPen (or other writing utensil)
KalıcıPermanent
KalınThick
KaliteQuality
KalkmakTo rise
KalmakTo stay
KâlpHeart
KanBlood
KanalCanal, channel
KanepeCouch
KanunLaw
KapakCover
KapatmakTo close (something)
KapıDoor
KaranlıkDarkness
Karar vermekTo decide
KardeşSibling
KarıWife
KarınStomach
KarıştırmakTo mix
KarşıOpposite side, against
KartCard
KasaCheckout
KasabaTown
KaşıkSpoon
KasımNovember
KatFloor (layer)
KatılmakTo join, to agree
KavşakRoundabout
KayaBoulder
KaybetmekTo lose
KayıtRecord
KaymakTo slide, skate (or whipped cream)
KaynakSource
KazaCrash, accident
KazanmakTo win
KebabKabob
KeçiGoat
KediCat
KelimeWord
KenarEdge
KentCity
KesilmekTo be cut, to be turned off
KesinCertain
KesinlikleCertainly
KesmekTo cut
KibarPolite
KılıçSword
KilimCarpet, floor mat
KilitlemekTo lock
KılmakTo do, to make, to perform
KiloKilogram
KilometreKilometer
KimWho
KimlikIdentity
KırkForty
KirliDirty
KırmızıRed
KışWinter
KısaShort
KişiPerson
KısımPart
KitapBook
KızGirl
Kız çocukGirl, daughter
Kız kardeşSister
KızarmakTo fry, to turn red
KızgınAngry, hot
KocaHusband (or huge)
KokuSmell
KolArm
Kol saatiWrist watch
KolayEasy
KoltukCouch (or armchair)
KombiNatural gas water heater
KomikFunny
Kontrol etmekTo check
KonuTopic
KonuşmakTo talk
KöpekDog
KörBlind
KöriCurry
KoridorAisle
KorkmakTo be afraid
KorumakTo protect
KöşeCorner
KoşmakTo run
KötüBad
KötülükEvil
KöyVillage
KoymakTo put
KoyuDark, intense
KoyunSheep
KralKing
KrediCredit (loan)
KrizCrisis
KüçükSmall
KulakEar
KullanmakTo use
KültürCulture
KumSand
KumandaRemote control
KurabiyeCookie
KuralRule
KurbağaFrog
Kurban etmekTo sacrifice (an animal)
KurmakTo build (a building), to establish (an organization)
KurtWolf
KurtarmakTo save, to rescue
KurtulmakTo be saved, rescued
KuruDry
KuşBird
Kusura bakmaI'm sorry (informal apology)
KusursuzFlawless, perfect
KutlamakTo celebrate
KutuBox
KuzeyNorth
LafWord, empty words
LastikTire
LavaboBathroom, bathroom sink
LâzımNeeded
LezzetliFlavorful, good tasting
LiderLeader
LimonLemon
LiraLira (Turkish unit of money)
LiseHigh school
LüksLuxurious
LütfenPlease
MaçSports match
MaddeMaterial
MağazaStore
MahalleNeighborhood (part of an ilçe)
MakineMachine
MalGoods, property
MalzemeIngredient, material
MantıkLogic
ManzaraScenery
MarkaBrand
MartMarch
MasaTable
MaviBlue
MayaYeast
MayısMay
MeclisParliament
MedyaMedia
MektupLetter (mail)
MemleketHomeland
Merak etmekTo worry, to be curious
MerdivenStairs, ladder
MerhabaHello
MerkezCenter
MesafeDistance
MesajMessage (usually text message)
MeselaFor example
MeseleIssue, matter
MeslekProfession
MetalMetal
MetreMeter (or tape measure)
Metre kareSquare meters
MeydanCity square, commons
MeyveFruit
MideStomach
MiktarAmount
MilletPeople, nation
MilyarBillion
MilyonMillion
MirasInheritance
MisafirGuest
MısırCorn, Egypt
MorPurple
MüdürManager
MumCandle
MümkünPossible
MüsaitAvailable
MüşteriCustomer
MutfakKitchen
MutlakaAbsolutely
MutluHappy
MutsuzUnhappy
MüzikMusic
NakitCash
NasılHow
NeWhat
NedenWhy
Nefes almakTo breathe
NehirRiver
NeredeWhere
NeredeyseAlmost
NetClear, plain
NeyseAnyway
NisanApril
NişanlıEngaged
NiyeWhy (informal)
NöbetçiOpen during late hours (ER, eczane, etc)
NoktaPoint (or period)
NormalNormal
NormaldeNormally
NumaraNumber
ÖbürThe other (one)
OcakJanuary (or stove)
OdaRoom
ÖdemekTo pay (money)
OdunLog
ÖğrenciStudent
ÖğretmekTo teach
ÖğretmenTeacher
OğulSon
OkulSchool
OkumakTo read, study
OkyanusOcean
OlayEvent
OldukçaReally
ÖldürmekTo kill
OlmakTo be, to become
ÖlmekTo die
ÖlümDeath
OlurOkay
OnTen
OnaylamakTo condone, accept
ÖnceBefore
ÖnemliImportant
OrmanForest
ÖrneğinFor example
ÖrnekExample
OrtaMiddle, center
OrtakShared
ÖrümcekSpider
OtFeed (for an animal)
OtelHotel
OtobüsBus
OtomobilAutomobile
OturmakTo sit
OtuzThirty
ÖyküStory
ÖyleThat way, like that
OynamakTo play
OyunGame
OyuncakToy
ÖzelSpecial
ÖzellikleEspecially
ÖzgürFree (not enslaved)
ÖzlemekTo miss (someone)
Özür dilerimI'm sorry (for a wrong I've done)
PahalıExpensive
PamukCotton
PantolonPants
ParaMoney
ParçaPart
ParmakFinger
PartiParty
PastaneBakery
PatlamakTo explode, to pop
PatlıcanEggplant
PatronEmployer, boss
PaylaşmakTo share
PazarSunday (or bazaar)
PazartesiMonday
PekVery
PekiWell
PembePink
PencereWindow
PerdeCurtains
PerşembeThursday
PeşinPaid up front (not in installments)
PişmanRegretful
PlanPlan
PolisPolice officer
PortakalOrange
ProblemProblem
ProgramSchedule, computer program
ProjeProject
PuanPoint (in a game)
RahatComfortable
ReddetmekTo refuse
ReklamAdvertisement
RenkColor
ResimPicture
RuhSpirit
RüyaDream
RüzgârWind
SaatTime, hour
SabahMorning
SabırlıPatient
SabunSoap
SaçHair
SadePlain, unsweetened
SadeceOnly
SağlamakTo provide
Sağlıkhealth
SağolThanks
SahipOwner
SakinCalm
SaklamakTo store, to hide (something)
SalatalıkCucumber
SalıTuesday
SalonLiving room
SanatArt
SandalyeChair
SaniyeSecond
SankiAs if
SanmakTo think, suppose
ŞansChance
ŞapkaHat
SarıYellow
ŞarjCharge (for a phone or other device)
ŞarkıSong
ŞartCondition, need
Satın almakTo purchase
SatmakTo sell
SavaşWar
SayfaPage
SaygıRespect
SayıNumber
SebepReason, cause
SebzeVegetable
SeçimChoice, election
SeçmekTo choose
ŞehirCity
SehpaCoffee table
ŞekerSugar
ŞekilShape
SekizEight
SeksanEighty
SeneYear
SepetBasket
SerbestFree (independent)
SertHard, harsh
ServisShuttle, place setting
SesSound
Ses kaydı yapmakTo record (sound)
SevgiLove
SevinmekTo rejoice, to be happy
SevmekTo love
ŞeyThing
SeyretmekTo watch
SıcakWarm, friendly
ŞifrePassword
SigaraCigarette
SigortaInsurance
ŞiirPoem
Şikayet etmekTo complain
SıkılmakTo be bored with
SıkıntıTrouble
SilahWeapon
SilmekTo erase
ŞimdiNow
SınavExam
SinekFly (or other similar bug)
SınıfClass
SınırBorder, limit
SinirlenmekTo be angry
Sipariş vermekTo place an order
SıraTurn, queue
SirkeVinegar
ŞirketCompany
SırtBack
ŞişeBottle
SistemSystem
SıvıLiquid
SiyahBlack
SiyasetPolitics
SoğukCold
Sohbet etmekTo chat
SokakStreet, side road
SokmakTo insert, to sting
SolLeft
SonLast
SonbaharFall
SonraAfter
SonsuzForever
SonuçResult
SormakTo ask
SoruQuestion
SorunProblem
SosSauce
SosyalSocial
SoteSaute
SöylemekTo say
SözWord, promise
Spor yapmakTo exercise
SuWater
ŞubatFebruary
SuçCrime, fault
SunmakTo offer, present
ŞüpheSuspicion, doubt
SüreDuration
SürekliContinuously
SürmekTo spread, to drive
SürprizSurprise
SürücüDriver
SusamakTo be thirsty
SütMilk
TabakPlate
TabiiOf course
Tahmin etmekTo predict
TahtaWood
TakımTeam
Takip etmekTo follow
TakmakTo hang up, to attach
TaksitPayment in installments
TalepRequest
TamExact, whole
TamamOkay, finished
Tamir etmekTo repair
TanePiece, unit
TanımakTo know (person)
TanışmakTo meet (for the first time)
TarafSide
TarihDate, history
TartışmakTo argue
TarzStyle
TaşStone
TaşımakTo carry, to move
TatilVacation
TatlıSweet, dessert
TavanCeiling
TavşanRabbit
Tavsiye etmekTo recommend
TazeFresh
Tebrik etmekTo congratulate
TedaviTherapy
TehlikeDanger
TekSingle, only
TeknikTechnical, tecnique
TeknolojiTechnology
TekrarAgain
TelefonTelephone
TelevizyonTelevision
TembelLazy
TemelFoundation
TemizClean
TemizlemekTo clean (something)
TemmuzJuly
TencerePot
TepeHill
TepkiReaction
TepsiTray
TerSweat
Tercih etmekTo prefer
TerlikSlippers
TersBackwards
TeyzeAunt (Mother's sister)
TipType
TopBall
ToplamTotal
ToplamakTo gather (or add numbers)
ToplantıMeeting
ToplumSociety
ToprakDirt
TozDust (or powder)
TrafikTraffic
TrenTrain
TümAll, entire
TürType
TürkçeTurkish
TuruncuOrange (the color, not the fruit)
TutmakTo catch, to hold
TuvaletToilet
TuzSalt
Point
ÜçThree
UçakAirplane
UçmakTo fly
ÜcretPrice (or salary)
ÜçüncüThird
UcuzCheap
UfakTiny
UğraşmakTo struggle
UlaşmakTo arrive
ÜlkeCountry
UluslararasıInternational
UmmakTo hope
ÜniversiteUniversity
ÜnlüFamous
UnutmakTo forget
ÜrünProduct
UstaExpert, craftsman
ÜşümekTo be cold
UtanmakTo be shy
UyanıkAwake
ÜyeMember
UygulamakTo apply
UygunAvailable
UymakTo obey, to fit
UyumakTo sleep
UzakFar
UzanmakTo lie down
UzatmakTo extend
ÜzgünSad
UzmanExpert
ÜzümGrapes
UzunLong, tall
VakitTime
VarmakTo arrive
VatandaşCitizen
VazgeçmekTo change one's mind
VeAnd
VergiTax
VermekTo give
VeyaOr
VücutBody
VurmakTo hit
WCBathroom (water closet)
Ya daOr
YabancıForeigner
YağOil, fat
YağmurRain
YakalamakTo catch
YakınNear
YaklaşıkApproximately
YaklaşmakTo get closer
YakmakTo light (a fire, stove)
YalnızAlone
YaniIn other words
YanıtAnswer
YanlışWrong
YanmakTo burn
YapıStructure
YapmakTo do
YaprakLeaf
YaraInjury
YaratmakTo create
Yardım etmekTo help
YarımHalf
YaşAge
YasaLaw
YaşamLife
YaşamakTo live
YaşlıOld (person)
YatakBed
YatmakTo lie down
YavaşSlow
YaygınCommon, widespread
YazSummer
YazarAuthor
YazmakTo write
YedekExtra
YediSeven
YemekTo Eat
YeniNew
YerPlace, floor
YeşilGreen
YetenekSkill
YeterliEnough
YetmişSeventy
YılYear
YılanSnake
YıldızStar
YineAgain
YirmiTwenty
YiyecekFood
YoğunThick, busy
YoğurtYogurt
YoksaOr
YolRoad, path
YönDirection
YöneticiManager
YönetmekTo lead
YöntemMethod
YorulmakTo be exhausted
YorumComment
YüksekHigh
YumurtaEgg
YumuşakSoft
Yurt dışıOutside the country
YurtiçiDomestic (inside the country)
YürümekTo walk
YuvarlakRound
YüzFace, 100
YüzdePercent
YüzyılCentury
ZaferVictory
ZamanTime
ZararDamage
ZarfEnvelope, adverb
ZatenAnyway, already
ZayıfThin, weak
ZehirPoison
ZekiIntelligent
ZeminGround (floor)
ZenginRich
ZevkPleasure
ZeytinOlive
ZilDoorbell
ZorDifficult

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