How To Write The Date In Turkish

Learning Turkish date notation will help with scheduling, filling out documents, having casual conversations and more!
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Turkish date notation is relatively straight forward; the most challenging part is memorizing the days of the week and months of the year. You’ll also want to brush up on your Turkish numbers. In this quick-and-easy guide, we’ll teach you how to name and pronounce the days and months, and then explain how to put it all together when writing out the date! With just a little practice, you’ll be ready to make plans, complete important paperwork and have chats about the date in Turkish.

Days Of The Week In Turkish

Monday — pazartesi

Tuesday — salı

Wednesday — çarşamba

Thursday — perşembe

Friday — cuma

Saturday — cumartesi

Sunday — pazar


Months Of The Year In Turkish

January — ocak

February — şubat

March — mart

April — nisan

May — mayıs

June — haziran

July — temmuz

August — ağustos

September — eylül

October — ekim

November — kasım

December — aralık


Turkish Date Notation

Now that you’ve learned the days of the week and months of the year, it’s time to put it all together in Turkish date format. This is the simplest part. Like in many other languages, in Turkish you write the date as DD Month YYYY. For instance, if you’re writing “April 2, 2019,” it would be 2 Nisan 2019. Note that the month is capitalized, but only when it appears in a date. Months are also not usually abbreviated in Turkish, so you wouldn’t write “Apr” for “April.”

For a more informal (and numerical) version of the date, you could also write DD.MM.YYYY, or 02.04.2019 for the example above. Just remember that, unlike in English, the day always goes before the month.

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