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Turkmen (Türkmençe / Түркменче / تۆرکمنچه using the Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic scripts) is a Turkic language spoken in Turkmenistan and northeastern Iran.

Pronunciation guideEdit

VowelsEdit

A a
like father (IPA: a)
Ä ä
like hair (IPA: æː)
E e
like bed (IPA: ɛ)
I i
like sick (IPA: ɪ)
O o
like toe (IPA: o)
Ö ö
like bird (IPA: œ)
U u
like wood (IPA: ʊ)
Y y
like roses (IPA: ɯ)
Ü ü
pronounced as in German, make a sound like "ee", but round your lips like you are going to say "oo" (IPA: ʏ)

ConsonantsEdit

B b
like boat
D d
like dog
J j
like jolt
Z z
like then
F f
like follow
G g
like ago
H h
like hallow
Ý ý
like yellow
K k
like court
L l
like late
M m
like mango
N n
like narrow
Ň ň
like singer
P p
like parrot
Q q
like quail
R r
like rail
Ş ş
like shoe
T t
like table
Ç ç
like chat
S s
like think
W w
like vile

Common diphthongsEdit

Phrase listEdit

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BasicsEdit

Common signs


OPEN
CLOSED
ENTRANCE
EXIT
PUSH
PULL
TOILET
MEN
WOMEN
FORBIDDEN
Hello.
Salam. (sah-lam )
Hello. (informal)
. ( )
How are you?
Nähilisiň? (Nae-hee-lee-seeng?)
Fine, thank you.
. (yaxshi, sagh bol)
What is your name?
Adyň näme? (Ah-duhng-nae-meh?)
My name is ______ .
Meniň adym ______ . (Meh-ning-ah-duhm _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
Tanşanyma örän şat . ( tanshanyma őrän shat)
Please.
Baş. (ba-sh )
Thank you.
Sag boluň. (sahg-bol-ung )
You're welcome.
. ( )
Yes.
Hawa . (Ho-wa )
No.
Yok . (*deep o as in Egg yolk )
Excuse me. Bagyşlaň (getting attention)
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
. ( )
I'm sorry.
. ( )
Goodbye
Sag boluň. (sahg-bohl-ung )
Goodbye Görüşýänçäk (informal)
. ( )
I don't speak Turkmen.
Men türkmençe geplemeýärin (men-toork-men-che-gap-ley-mayah-rin)
Do you speak English?
Siz iňlisçe gepleýärsiňizmi?  ? (siz-ing-lis-che-gap-ley-ahr-ing-izmi ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Bärde iñlisçe gürläp bilýän kimdir biri barmy? ( ?)
Help!
kömek ediň! ( !)
Look out!
! ( !)
Good morning.
ertiriňiz haýyrly bolsun. (er-ti-ring-iz-hay-uhr-luh-bol-sun)
Good evening.
agşamyňyz haýyrly bolsun. (ahg-sham-uhng-uhz-hay-uhr-luh-bol-sun )
Good night.
gijäňiz rahat bolsun. (gee-jahng-iz-rah-hat-bol-sun )
Good night (to sleep)
. ( )
I don't understand.
Men Düshümedim . (men-du-shu-me-dim' )
Where is the toilet?
? ( ?)
Where are you from?
Siz nireli :& :siz nireden

ProblemsEdit

NumbersEdit

0
nol (nohl)
1
bir (beer)
2
iki (ee-kee)
3
üç (uech)
4
dört (doert)
5
baş (bash)
6
alty (ahl-tuh)
7
ýedi (yeh-dee)
8
sekiz (theh-kidh)
9
dokuz (doh-kudh)
10
on (on)
11
on bir (on-beer)
12
on iki (on-ee-kee)
13
on üç (on-uech)
14
on dört (on-doert)
15
on baş (on-bash)
16
on alty (on-ahl-tuh)
17
on ýedi (on-yeh-dee)
18
on sekiz (on-theh-kidh)
19
on dokuz (on-doh-kudh)
20
ýigrimi (yee-gree-mee)
21
ýigrimi bir (yee-gree-mee-beer)
22
ýigrimi iki (yee-gree-mee-ee-kee)
23
ýigrimi üç (yee-gree-mee-uech)
30
otuz (oh-toodh)
40
kyrk (kuhrk)
50
elli (elli)
60
altmyş (ahlt-muhsh)
70
ýetmiş (yet-mish)
80
segsen (theg-then)
90
dogsan (dok-than)
100
ýüz (yuedh)
101
ýüz bir (yuedh-beer)
200
iki ýüz (ee-kee-yuedh)
300
üç ýüz (uech-yuedh)
400
dört ýüz(doert-yuedh)
500
baş ýüz(bash-yuedh)
600
alty ýüz (ahl-tuh-yuedh)
700
ýedi ýüz (yeh-dee-yuedh)
800
sekiz ýüz (theh-kidh-yuedh)
900
dokuz ýüz (doh-kudh-yuedh)
1000
müň (mueng)
2000
iki müň (ee-kee-mueng)
1,000,000
bir million (beer-milyon)
1,000,000,000
bir milyar (beer-milyar)

TimeEdit

Clock timeEdit

DurationEdit

Monday
Duşenbe
Tuesday
Sişenbe
Wednesday
Çarşenbe
Thursday
Penşenbe
Friday
Anna
Saturday
Şenbe
Sunday
Ýekşenbe

MonthsEdit

January
Ýanwar (yan-var)
February
Fewral (fev-ral)
March
Mart (mah-rt)
April
Aprel (ah-preel)
May
Maý (mai)
June
Iýun (ee-yoon)
July
Iýul (ee-yool)
August
Awgust (av-goost)
September
Sentýabr (sent-yah-br)
October
Oktýabr (ohkt-yah-br)
November
Noýabr (noh-yah-br)
December
Dekabr (deh-kah-br)

ColorsEdit

black
gara (gah-rah)
blue
gök (go-yuk)
brown
goňur (gong-oor)
gray
çal (chal)
green
ýaşyl (yah-shul)
orange
narynç (nah-ruhn-ch)
pink
gülgün (gool-goon)
purple
benewşe (beh-neh-she)
red
gyzyl (guh-zuhl)
white
ak (ahk)
yellow
sary (sah-ruh)

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

EatingEdit

BarsEdit

ShoppingEdit

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

Learning moreEdit

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