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Offline cseckin1

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Learning Turkish
« on: September 12, 2013, 17:42:15 PM »
Hello,
Could someone suggest a good book/audio CD I can buy to learn Turkish?
The more simple, easy-to-read, the better.
Thanks,



Offline KKOB

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Re: Learning Turkish
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 18:56:08 PM »
Rosetta Stone is the best but, unfortunately, also the most expensive.

Offline Marggie

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Re: Learning Turkish
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 19:18:05 PM »
I found Get by in Tukish by the BBC really good.  Then I bought, strange as it may seem, a Turkish to English book which helped greatly, now I am  taking lessons, but because of all the work I have already put in, I am finding it really easy.

Offline Hamlet

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Re: Learning Turkish
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 19:19:56 PM »
The problem with Rosetta Stone is that everything is in the language you want to learn and there are no comparables or explanations in English on the disks, you have to try to forget every English word that you know altogether and start learning in Turkish just as if you had been reborn.

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Re: Learning Turkish
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 20:27:21 PM »
start learning in Turkish just as if you had been reborn.

Which, at my age, wasn't such a bad thing.  ;)

Offline kayakebab

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Re: Learning Turkish
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 20:28:59 PM »
That is the best way though, that's how children learn. They don't learn by reciting verbs parrot fashion and knowing what a suffix is.
My son has just installed Babbel for iPad and is really enjoying it.
It's similar to Rosetta, and you can keep going over things until you grasp it.
Some of it is free, then there's an option to pay for 6 months, I think he said its around £30, so is much cheaper then Rosetta.

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Re: Learning Turkish
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 09:28:23 AM »
Thank you all. There seems to be so much choice on the net for learning Turkish. I am just worried about paying to be a member and then finding it not as helpful...

Offline quackers

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Re: Learning Turkish
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2013, 12:58:15 PM »
Go to your local lıbrary and borrow books and cd's .

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Re: Learning Turkish
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 08:51:53 AM »
You could try LiveMocha (not sure of spelling) or Busuu, they are online learning sites, you get native speakers to mark your work and help you get it right, you can also do online chat with native speakers. If you really want to do the grammer - adding all the bits to the ends of verbs then download a little widget called WINMEKMAK and keep it on your computer desktop, just enter the verb and tell it what you want to do i.e. past tense etc.




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