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Turkish in Turkey


Food Shopping

There are several types of markets where one can buy food. The most typical is the bazaar, which may occur daily, weekly or be a permanent fixture, depending on the city or town. At a bazaar, everything is fresh and local. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, there are also dried fruits, nuts and spices. At a bazaar, certain vendors might be grouped together by ware. For example, dairy products may be grouped in one section, produce in an another, flower vendors somewhere else. It is customary for a vendor to assemble the customer's order then hand the customer the produce in a bag. Most neighborhoods also have a small grocery store where the prices might be higher than the bazaar, but the best produce will be available. Chain grocery stores, such as "Tansas" "Migros" "Kipa" or "Carrefour" offer as high quality of service and merchandise as any international grocery chain.

Videos

  • "Buying Water"
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  • "At a Fruit and Vegetable Market"
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  • "Types of Food Stores"
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  • "At the Supermarket"
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  • "Buying Olives"
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  • "Buying Snacks"
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Audio

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  • "How much does it cost?"
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  • "How much does it cost?"
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  • "Common parting to shopkeepers wishing them good business:"