Turkish: LangMedia Materials and Resources for Less-Commonly Taught Languages

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Turkish Vocabulary Building Exercises

These exercises require a Windows computer. They will not work properly on a Macintosh. If the computer you are using does not have the Turkish Keyboard choice installed, you will need to either install the keyboard or work around it by cutting and pasting from the special letters list on each page.

To see if the Turkish keyboard is installed, look for a square blue icon in the bottom right tool bar, probably says EN for "English," clicking on it will bring up a panel with a list of installed keyboards. If the only keyboard installed is English, the EN may not appear. To install the keyboard on Windows XP go to: Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages tab --> Choose "Details" -> Choose "Add" and browse the list for Turkish -> Click OK when finished.

Exercises labeled 1.0 through 1.10 go with study guides 1-10.
Exercises labeled 2.0 through 2.10 go with study guides 11-20.
Exercises labeled 3.0 through 3.10 go with study guides 21-30.
Exercises labeled 4.0 through 4.10 go with study guides 31-40.

To really improve your vocabulary acquisition, challenge yourself to make sentences using the words in the exercises. Practice both writing and speaking. Imagine yourself in situations where you would need to use that vocabulary and act out those situations using the vocabulary. Some of your study time every day needs to be in locations where you can comfortably talk out loud.

Exercise List

Exercises based on American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages Word List

Vocabulary by Word Type

Vocabulary by Domain

  • 1.0 Beverages
  • 1.0 Characteristic Adjectives
  • 1.0 Cities, Countries and Nationalities
  • 1.0 Colors
  • 1.0 Family Vocabulary
  • 1.0 Food
  • 1.0 Fruits and Vegetables
  • 1.0 House Vocabulary
  • 1.0 Household Vocabulary
  • 1.0 Numbers
  • 1.0 Occupations
  • 1.0 Personal Information
  • 1.0 Pronouns
  • 1.0 Questions
  • 1.0 School Vocabulary
  • 1.0 Weekdays
  • 1.0 Work Vocabulary
  • 2.0 Body Parts
  • 2.0 Clothes
  • 2.0 Directions
  • 2.0 Expressions
  • 2.0 Feelings
  • 2.0 Food Adjectives
  • 2.0 Hospital Vocabulary
  • 2.0 House and Home Vocabulary
  • 2.0 Household Vocabulary
  • 2.0 Nature Vocabulary
  • 2.0 Prepositions
  • 2.0 School Vocabulary
  • 2.0 Shopping Vocabulary
  • 2.0 Sport Vocabulary
  • 2.0 Time
  • 2.0 Toiletry Vocabulary
  • 2.0 Transportation Vocabulary
  • 2.0 Weather Vocabulary
  • 3.0 Education Vocabulary
  • 3.0 Entertainment
  • 3.0 Expressions
  • 3.0 Geography Vocabulary
  • 3.0 Government and Politics
  • 3.0 Life in Society
  • 3.0 Money and Post
  • 3.0 Months of the Year
  • 3.0 Occupations
  • 3.0 Prepositions
  • 3.0 Restaurant Vocabulary
  • 3.0 Seasons
  • 3.0 Wedding Vocabulary
  • 4.0 Art and Culture Vocabulary
  • 4.0 Body Parts Vocabulary
  • 4.0 Cities,Country and Nationalities
  • 4.0 Expressions
  • 4.0 Feelings
  • 4.0 Food Vocabulary
  • 4.0 Government and Politics
  • 4.0 Religion
  • 4.0 Society and Values
  • 4.0 Transportation
  • 4.0 Travel Vocabulary
  • 4.0 Work