Turkish grammar basics

The Turkish language is spoken by around 60 million Turkish citizens. The language is gender-neutral and agglutinative, meaning the language has grammatical endings that determine meaning. Turkish also places emphasis on the usage of honorifics, using second person pronouns that vary in levels of politeness based on age, courtesy or familiarity. The language itself has borrowed grammar from Arabic, French and Persian. Another characteristic of the Turkish language is that of vowel harmony. Vowel harmony means all the vowels within a word have to be of the same type. English lacks this feature, so it may present difficulties for speakers of either language trying to learn the other.

The differences between Turkish grammar and English grammar are a few. English fully stresses single syllables and they are given the same kind of duration as two (or more) unstressed syllables. This can be hard for Turkish speakers, since Turkish words are usually stressed on the final syllable. It's not impossible, it only means a little practice for those looking to learn Turkish. On the flip side, most parts of the English verb system have a counterpart in Turkish grammar, so there are aspects that will be familiar to Turkish speakers. In contrast, Turkish follows a subject-object-verb pattern in their written grammar. Modern Turkish is phonetic, meaning the spelling of a word is pretty much as it sounds or is pronounced, and vice versa. English is not in many cases, which may be a different for Turkish students.

Turkish grammar with Babbel

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