50 Important Turkish Verbs – Part 1

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In this Turkish vocabulary lesson, we will learn 50 Important Turkish Verbs.

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50 Must-Know Turkish Verbs

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Yapmak
To do, to make
Annem bana kek yaptı.
My mom made me a cake.
Gitmek
To go
Her gün yürüyerek okula gidiyorum.
Every day I go to school walking.
Gelmek
To come
Dün akşam teyzem evimize geldi.
Last evening my aunt came to our house.
Olmak
To be
Büyüyünce doktor olacağım.
I’m going to be a doctor when I grow up.
Almak
To buy, to receive
Ahmet arkadaşından hediye aldı.
Ahmet received a present from his friend.
Vermek
To give
Dilenciye 10 lira verdi.
He gave the beggar 10 liras.
Sevmek
To love
Yavru pandaları çok severim.
I really love baby pandas.
Uyanmak
To wake up
Selin her sabah saat 8’de uyanır.
Selin wakes up every morning at 8 o’clock.
Uyumak
To sleep
Cenk derste hep uyur.
Cenk always sleeps in class.
Yemek
To eat
Öğle yemeğinde hamburger yedim.
I ate hamburger at lunch.
İçmek
To drink
İçecek ne içersiniz?
What drink would you like to drink?
Satın Almak
To purchase
Mağazadan kendime bir elbise satın aldım.
I bought a dress from the shop.
Satmak
To sell
Öğrencilere ders notlarını sattı.
She sold her class notes to students.
Aramak
To search
İnternet’te ne arıyorsun?
What are you searching for on the internet?
Bulmak
To find
Aradığını buldun mu?
Did you find what you were looking for?
Duymak
To hear
Dışarıda kuşların ötüşlerini duydum.
I heard the birds chirping outside.
Konuşmak
To speak
Çok iyi Türkçe konuşuyorsun!
You speak really good Turkish!
Demek
To say
Ceylan “bana kalemini versene” dedi.
“Give me your pen” said Ceylan.
Söylemek
To tell
Ceylan ona kalemini vermesini söyledi.
Ceylan told him to give his pen to her.
Anlatmak
To tell, to narrate
Babam bana bir hikaye anlattı.
My father told me a story.
Susmak
To be quiet
Lütfen susar mısın?
Could you please be quiet?
Görmek
To see
Eve dönerken bir tavşan gördüm.
I saw a rabbit while returning home.
İzlemek
To watch
Ablam televizyon izliyor.
My sister is watching television.
Bakmak
To look
Genç adam güzel bayana baktı.
The young man looked at the pretty woman.
Okumak
To read
Yatakta uzanmış kitap okuyor.
She’s reading a book while lying on the bed.
Çizmek
To draw
Küçük kız çok güzel resim çiziyor.
The little girl is drawing a really pretty picture.
Yazmak
To write
Öğretmen tahtaya soru yazıyor.
The teacher is writing a question on the board.
Kullanmak
To use
Adam kılıcı ustaca kullandı.
The man skillfully used the sword.
İstemek
To want
Ne yemek istiyorsun?
What do you want to eat?
Dilemek
To wish
Kayan yıldızı görünce dilek dilemeye başladı.
Seeing the shooting star, he started wishing.
Koymak
To put
Çayı oraya koyma.
Don’t put the tea there.
Hatırlamak
To remember
Dün akşam gördüğün rüyanı hatırlıyor musun?
Do you remember your dream from last night?
Unutmak
To forget
Bu günü hiç unutmayacağım.
I’m never going to forget this day.
Tutmak
To hold
Atlamadan önce elimi sıkıca tut.
Tightly hold my hand before we jump.
Bırakmak
To release
Çocuk annesinin elini bırakıp koştu.
The child released his mother’s hand and ran.
Başlamak
To start
Sınava saat 9’da başladı.
The exam started at 9 o’clock.
Bitirmek
To finish
Yaşlı adam sonunda maratonu bitirdi.
The old man finally finished the marathon.
Denemek
To try
Bebek ilk kez yürümeyi denedi.
The baby tried to walk for the first time.
Bulmak
To find
Aradığı aşkı buldu.
He found the love he was looking for.
Kaybetmek
To lose
Müzik festivalinde arkadaşımı kaybettim.
I lost my friend at the music festival.
Dinlenmek
To rest
Çok yoruldum, biraz dinlenelim.
I’m really tired, let’s rest a little.
Ara vermek
To take a break
Ders çalışmaya ara verdim.
I took a break from studying.
Öğrenmek
To learn
Araba sürmeyi öğrendim.
I learned how to drive.
Öğretmek
To teach
Sana resim çizmeyi öğreteyim mi?
Shall I teach you how to draw?
Hareket etmek
To move
Araba kendi kendine hareket ediyor!
Your car is moving on its own!
Koşmak
To run
Oğlan kıza doğru koştu.
The boy ran towards the girl.
Yürümek
To walk
Her gün 2 kilometre yürürüm.
I walk 2 kilometres every day.
Durmak
To stop
Motosiklet kırmızı ışıkta durdu.
The motorbike stopped at the red light.
Girmek
To enter
Görevliler haricinde kimse giremez.
No one except employees can enter.
Çıkmak
To exit
Labirentten çıkmak için sağ dön.
Turn right to exit the labyrinth.

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