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Dedikodu (Gossip)

Aslı                 : Aaa isn’t that Banu? Zeynep          : Yes. That’s her. Aslı                 : Who is that next to her? Kaan              : Allah Allah* How can I know that? Aslı                 : Ay I am very curious. Just asking. Kaan              : Go and ask her. Aslı                 : I don’t know him.  Zeynep is telling though. Go ahead. [...]

2018-04-06T11:14:19+00:00 27 Şubat 2018|

My Mom Sent You Ashura.

In the video titled “Halva Recipe” in the 4th chapter, we tried to explain the ashura (aşure) tradition and neighbor relations in Turkey while emphasizing the grammatical structures used in recipes. What is “Ashura”? In Turkish “aşure” (aşura – ashura) is the name of a dessert made by simmering various grains, dried fruits and nuts [...]

2018-02-07T10:14:24+00:00 6 Şubat 2018|

Renting a Flat

Aslı             : What’s up? Murat         : Fine. You? Aslı             : Good. I just got out off class. What are you doing? Kaan          : We are looking for a flat for Murat. Aslı             : Are you looking for a flat?  Are you moving? Murat         : Yes. My landlord  is selling the flat. Aslı             : Really? [...]

2018-03-05T21:52:46+00:00 26 Ocak 2018|

A Doctor’s Visit

In the video titled “What’s wrong?”, we’re giving examples to a patient-doctor dialogue by using optative, advice and necessitative structures. Patient – Doctor Dialogues In this video, you watched how a doctor’s appointment is made, then the conversation between the doctor and the patient. First of all, it’s important to note that the language between [...]

2018-01-20T15:39:21+00:00 20 Ocak 2018|

Helva Tarifi (Halva Recipe)

Aslı                 : I’ll get it. Ayda              : Hi, My mum sent you Aşüre Aslı                 : Hi, thank you so much my dear. Say hello to your mum. Zeynep          : Who is that? Aslı                 : The next door neighbour. She sent Aşüre. Zeynep          : I love aşüre! Aslı                 : What are we going to send? [...]

2018-02-06T21:57:00+00:00 1 Ocak 2018|

The Tradition of Henna

Given in the chapter on future tense, the video titled “Henna Night” talks about the henna tradition and henna night rituals in Turkish culture. Derived from the Arabic word “hına”, henna is the dried and powdered form of the henna tree leaves. Powdered henna is mixed with water to create a mixture of soft dough [...]

2017-12-17T20:45:13+00:00 17 Aralık 2017|

Doktor Ziyareti (Visiting Doctor)

Aslı                 : Zeynep are you home? Zeynep          : I am here. Aslı                 : Aaa what happend? Are you sick? Zeynep          : I don’t know. I don’t feel good. Aslı                 : What’s wrong with you? Zeynep          : I am coughing. I also have a headache. Aslı                 : You also have a fever. Zeynep          : Is there [...]

2018-02-06T22:02:48+00:00 8 Aralık 2017|

Believe it or not

In 3rd chapter of the book A2, the video titled “Turkish Coffee Reading” talks about traditional beliefs for reading Turkish coffee cups while emphasizing the use of future tense in colloquial language. Future Tense in Colloquial Language One of the main characteristics of Turkish taught to the students is that it’s a language that is [...]

2017-12-04T21:26:00+00:00 4 Aralık 2017|

Kına Gecesi (Henna Night)

Hande           : Girls ellerinize sağlık*. Everything looks good. (thanks for doing) Özlem           : Yes, finally it is done! Deniz             : Where is Özge? Aslı                 : She is inside. She is wearing the bindallı* (traditional dress for henna night) Özge              : Girls, How do I look? Hepsi             : You look beautiful. Hande           : Say “maşallah”*  [...]

2018-01-01T20:29:40+00:00 18 Kasım 2017|

Turkish Hospitality and Bayram Traditions

In the video titled “Bayram Visits” in the first chapter of A2 book, we talked about the bayram traditions and hospitality of Turkish people. As for the grammatical angle, we emphasized the use of past continuous tense. In order to understand the bayram traditions and the video content better, it’s best to first talk about [...]

2017-11-15T21:12:23+00:00 15 Kasım 2017|