Turkish Tea Time show

Turkish Tea Time

Summary: Join us at Turkish Tea Time (turkishteatime.com) as we chat about the Turkish language, its grammar, and how it's spoken in every day life. We're Turkish learners, Turkish teachers, and Turkish people ourselves - so we understand what it takes to get a grip on this amazing language. Published daily, each lesson revolves around a dialog that focuses on a single language point. There's something here for every Turkish learner: the difficulty level of each day's lesson rotates between four levels, from absolute beginner to extremely advanced. To follow along each day with annotated dialogs, vocabulary, audio, and quizzes, join us over at turkishteatime.com.

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 Lesson 46: I Was Robbed! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:22

We hope you never have to use the phrases in today's lesson, but better safe than sorry. Join us and learn how to tell someone your lost or that someone just ran off with that bag you just knew you should have left at home. (noobie)

 Lesson 45: Fun with -leri | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:43

-leri, -leri, -leri. . . after you say it enough, it doesn't sound like a suffix anymore. Today, we've got a fun lesson that plays with the many uses and ambiguity of -leri in Turkish. (intermediate)

 Lesson 44: Star Wars Geeks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:18

We don't know how many in our audience are Star Wars geeks like us, but we do know Han shot first and that today's lesson is perfect for learning how to say "both" and "neither" in Turkish. (beginner)

 Lesson 43: Vowel Harmony | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:22

Vowel harmony is the single biggest challenge to new Turkish learners. Join us today as we chat in detail about this part of the language and learn to harmonize like a barber shop quartet. (noobie)

 Lesson 42: Bir Şeftali Bin Şeftali | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:17

Bugün Bir Şeftali Bin Şeftali'den bir pasaj okuyoruz. Hikaye cesur bir şeftalinin yolculuğunu anlatıyor. Yazarımızın adı Samad Behrengi. Kendisi Türkçe'ye çevrilen ve Türk çocukları tarafından yaygınca okunan birçok çocuk öyküsünün yazarı. (advanced)

 Lesson 41: It’s Going to Blow! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:27

My god! The pressure equalizer is malfunctioning and the Eigen values are all over the place! Quick, learn how to say decimals in Turkish so we can get this thing under control! (intermediate)

 Lesson 40: Refrigerator Paradise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:39

Thank you refrigerator for keeping our milk fresh and our chicken from making us sick. To talk about all the things you keep nice and cold for us, we're learning how to say all and every in today's lesson. (beginner)

 Lesson 39: Getting a Table | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:43

Look at you! All dressed up and enjoying Istanbul's fine dining scene. Don't forget your language skills at home - impress that hot date by asking for the table in Turkish. (noobie)

 Lesson 38: Two Stupid Sheep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:49

We're not saying that sheep are the smartest animals in the world, but these two seem to be particularly clueless. Make sure you have a clue and join us today to learn about the construction -ip durmak. (intermediate)

 Lesson 37: A Pirate’s Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:54

Arrrrrr matey! We're sailing the wide open seas in today's lesson. We captured a couple of nouns off the coast of Barbary and have them tied up together in the brig. Keep in mind - when you put two nouns together in Turkish, you have to do something special. (beginner)

 Lesson 36: This Party is too Crowded | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:19

Join us for today's plural party at Turkish Tea Time. We'll be serving rakı, börek, and a huge party plate of -ler's and -lar's. (noobie)

 Lesson 35: Facebook’tan Sıkıldık | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:31

Teknoloji o kadar hızlı ilerliyor ki gelişmeleri takip etmek artık neredeyse imkansız. Bugünkü dersimiz NTV'nin haberlerinden biri ve şimdiki nesilin halihazırda günümüzün sosyal medyasından nasıl sıkıldığını anlatıyor. (advanced)

 Lesson 34: Come to the Party | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:19

Whether or not you are trying to convince your friend to come out with you, or you're the party pooper trying to get your friends off your case, you'll need the present conditional to do some convincing. (intermediate)

 Lesson 33: Scheduling an Appointment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:39

Uh oh. You should have known riding your bike down those stairs was a bad idea. Now you're in a foreign country and have a broken tooth. Don't worry - we're here to help you schedule that much-needed appointment with the dentist. (beginner)

 Lesson 32: I Don’t Understand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:28

What? Come again? Sorry? One more time? Today, we learn how to gracefully communicate that we have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. (noobie)


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