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    B (~36 entries)  
    baba

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    father
    • Benim babamın adı James'di. My father's name was James.

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    • babacığım, daddy
    • baba adam, a wise and kind elderly man
    • babası tutmak, to become enraged
    bahşiş

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    tip, gratuitybahşiş vermek, to tip

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    bakkal

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    market
    bakkal defteri gibi, very messily kept [said of a notebook or register of accounts]

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    bakmak

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    to look at, to watch
    This is not the same as seyretmek.
    • bakış, (a) glance, look, view
    • bakış açısı, point of view
    • Bakalım. Let's see.
    • Bakar mısın? Will you come here, please? [usually said to gain the attention of waiters -- and other service providers.]
    • bakarak, compared to, compared with
    • bakarsın, it might be that
        Kendisine anlat, bakarsın kabul eder. Explain it to her, she just might agree.
    • Baktım ki... If I understand that...
        Kendisiyle görüşeceğim. Baktım ki kabul etmiyor, hemen çekip gideceğim. I'll meet with her. If I see that she's not in agreement, I'll cut it off and leave right away.

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    balık

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    fish
    • Siz balık sever misiniz? Do you like [to eat] fish.

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    • balıkçı, fisherman
    • balık istifi, packed in like sardines,
    • balığa çıkmak, to go fishing
    • balık tutmak, to catch fish or to have a bit of luck

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    bam-/bem-/bom-Prefixes that are used to intensify adjectives/adverbs.For example:
    bambaşka kadın...;
    a completely different woman...

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    a drinking glass
    • Bir bardak çay içer misiniz?
      Would you like to drink a glass of tea?

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    basit

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  • simple, easy
  • simple, unadorned
  • low quality
  • Bu cümle basit bir cümledir; This sentence is a simple sentence.

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    baş

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    head
    • başlangıç, the start, the beginning, the commencement
    • başlamak, to start

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      Toplantı saat onbirde başlar. The meeting starts at eleven.

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    • başarmak, to succeed
    • Used in numerous Turkish idioms, phrases, and compound word constructions, such as:
      • başa geçmek, to take control, come to power
      • baş ağrısı, a headache
      • baş başa, face to face
      • baş köşe, seat of honor
      • etc.
    başka

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    (an) other-den başka, other than, except for

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    Tim'den başkası bu işi yapamaz.
    This job can only be done by Tim.

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    batı

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    westİzmir Türkiye'nin batısındadır. Izmir is in the west of Turkey.

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    bayan

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    a ladyBayan, Ms., Mrs., Miss

    Bayanlar sevgi dolu olmalıdır.
    Women should be filled with love.

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    bayram

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    holiday, festivalÇocukluğumdaki bayramlar bambaşkaydı!
    In my childhood, holidays were really great! [...holidays were really something else!]

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    bebek

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    babyBebek süt içer. The baby drinks milk.

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    becerikli

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    skillful, capable, cleverAyşe çok beceriklidir. Ayşe knows what she's doing. [...is very capable.]

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    beceriksiz, incompetent

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    Beceriksiz insanlar beni çok yoruyor. Incompetent people make me tired.

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    bedava

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    free, no chargeBedava yaşıyoruz, bedava...
    We live 'free and easy'.
    [AO reminds us that this phrase implies a carefree attitude to life, along with a less than full experience of it...]

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    beğenmek

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    to likeSeni beğeniyorum, I like you.

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    Beğen beğendiğini. Choose whichever you like.

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    Beğenemedin mi? So you don't approve?

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    bekçi watchman; night-watchman; guard; lookout 
    beklemek

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    to wait [for], to expectbeklenmek, to be expected
    beklenmedik, unexpected, we weren't expected

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    Bu patlama beklenmedik bir olaydır. This explosion was an unexpected event.

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    belki

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    maybeBelki gelirsin diye çok bekledim. I waited a long time, thinking that you might come. [...because maybe you'd come.]

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    Düşünürsen belki başarabilirsin.
    If you think [you can do it], maybe you'll be able to succeed.

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    ben

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    Ibeni, me
    benim, my
    bana, to me

    Bu oyunda ben yokum.
    I'm not in this game/play/dance.
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    benzer

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    similar to, like
    • benzerlik, similarity
    • benzeyiş, resemblance
    • Bu köşke benzer bir yer ömrümde görmedim. I've never seen anything like this place [richly decorated house] in my life.

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    beraber

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    togetherBizim beraberliğimiz sonsuza kadar sürecek. Our togetherness will last forever.

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    beslemek to feed, to nourish,
    to provide for
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    bey

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  • a gentleman
  • a title meaning 'Mister' ('Mr.') [which is placed after a man's first name -- as in John bey or Jim Bey; Mr. John or Mr. Jim.]
    • bay, gentleman;
    • Bay, Mr.
      Bay John Hamilton, Mr. John Hamilton
    • Can bey'in kocaman bir bira göbeği var. Mr. John has got a big beer belly.

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    beyaz

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    whitebeyaz eşya, white goods, household appliances
    beyaz oy, a vote in favor

    Benim sevgilime beyaz gömlek çok yakışıyor. A white shirt is very good looking on my boyfriend.

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    bırakmak

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    to leave [someone or something] [at] [some place]
    • bırakıntı, leavings, refuse
    • bırakış, bırakma, left, released
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    • Onu kendi düşünceleriyle yalnız bıraktım; I left her alone with her thoughts.

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    biber

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    pepper
    • karabiber, black pepper
    • Duygu baharatlardan en çok karabiberi seviyor. Of all the spices, Duygu (a female name) likes black pepper the most.

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    • Duygu karabiberi görünce hapşırmaya başlıyor. [Unfortunately] whenever Duygu sees black pepper she starts sneezing.

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    bilmek

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    to know, to understand
    • Artık bilmek yetmiyor; yeni şeyler üretmek gerekiyor. It's not enough [just] to understand any more; it's necessary to produce new things.

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    • bilgi, information, knowledge

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      bilgisayar, computer

      Jonathan bilgisayar kursuna gidiyor. Jonathan attends a computer course.

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    bin

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    a thousand
    • bine kadar, up to a thousand
    • Altı yaşındaki Melis bine kadar sayabiliyor. At age six, Melis [a female name] can count up to a thousand.

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    bina

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    building
    • binaya kadar, up to the building
    • Dünya binalarla doldu; artık yeşillik istiyoruz. The world is full of buildings; we need more greenery now.

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    binmek

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    to board (a plane or a boat), to mount (a horse), to get in/on (a vehicle)
    • Arabaya binecek misin? Will you get in the car, please?

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    • bindiği dalı kesmek, to cut off the branch one is sitting on
    bir

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    1. the number 'one'
    2. the article 'a' or 'an'
    3. 'the same'
    1. bir gün, one day
    2. Bir dakika! Just a minute!

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      Bir dakika otobüs durağında bekledik. We [only] waited a minute at the bus stop.

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      Bir dakika işe geç kaldım diye patron fena kızdı. Saying that I was a minute late for work, the boss was very angry.

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    3. Fikirlerimiz bir. Our thoughts are the same.

      Oyayla fikirlerimiz bir. We agree with Oya (a female name).

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    Also, used in numerous Turkish idioms, phrases, and compound word constructions, such as:
    • biri, someone, one person
    • birinden biri, one of them
    • bir alay, a great quantity, a large number
    • bir alem, really something, a wonder, amazing
    • bir bir, one by one
    • bir çift söz, a little advice, a piece of advice
    • bir de, as well, and also
    • biraz, a little, some
    • biraz önce, just; O biraz önce ne söyledi? What did she just say?
    • birlikte, together
    • birebir, most effective... Aspirin baş ağrıma birebir geldi. For me, aspirin is the best cure for a headache. [Aspirin is most effective for my headaches.]

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    Also used in the important and useful -den biri; one of - construction:

    • erkeklerden biri, one of the men
    • kalabalıktan biri, one of the crowd
    • Güneş evrendeki milyarlarca yıldızdan biridir. The sun is one of the billions of stars in the universe.

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    bira beer 
    bitmek, bitirmek

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    to end, to finish, to completeProgram saat kaçta biter? What time does the program finish?

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    bitirme, completion
    bitirme belgesi, certificate [showing completion of a course]
    bitiş, end
    bitişik, adjacent, neighboring, next to, on the border of
    biz [bizi, bize]

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    we
    • Biz Türkçe öğreniyoruz. We are learning Turkish.

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    • biz bize, by ourselves, without any strangers about
    borç

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    debt
    • borç almak, to borrow

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      Dün arkadaşımdan biraz borç aldım. I borrowed some money from my friend yesterday.

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    • borç vermek, to lend

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      Ona sevgimden borç vermek isterdim. Because of my affection for him,
      I would have wanted to lend [him something]
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    • borcunu ödemek, to pay one's debt

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      Bana olan borcunu henüz ödemedi. She didn't pay me back yet.

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    boş

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    empty
    • Bu boş bir kavanozdur. This is an empty jar.

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    • Boş ver... Forget it; never mind; it doesn't matter...

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      O hep böyledir! Boş ver! He's always like that! Don't worry about it!

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    bozuk

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    broken, spoiledbozmak; to spoil, ruin, harm, damage

    bozulmak; to be spoiled, ruined, harmed, damaged

    Bilgisayarım bozuldu.
    My computer is broken.

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    boy

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    height, length,
    edge (of road)
    Boyum ona göre çok kısa.
    Compared to her, I'm quite short.

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    boyunca, along
    yol boyunca, [whole] length of the road

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    Yol boyunca beni rahat bırakmadı. He kept bothering me down the whole length of the street.

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    böyle

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    so, thus, in this way, like thatBöyle abuk sabuk konuşması sinirime dokunuyor. His talking nonsense like that, get's on my nerves.

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    See other examples of abuk sabuk konuşmak on either the Turkish Idioms page or the Turkish Doublets page.

    bu

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    this
    • bu kitap, this book

      Bu konuda diyecek başka bir şey kalmadı. There's nothing more to say about this subject.

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    • bugün, today
    • bunlar, these
    • burada, at this place, here
      • Burada ne işin var? What are you doing here?
    • burası, this place, here
    • bu arada, meanwhile
    bulmak

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    to find, to discover Mavi elbisemi bulmak için çok uğraştım. I worked very hard to find my blue dress.

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    bulunmak, to be found, to be, to have

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    Buz bulunur. We have ice. [Ice is found here.]

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    buz

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    ice Dükkanda birkaç kalıp buza ihtiyaç varmış. It's said that some blocks of ice are needed at the shop.

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    buzdolabı, refrigerator

    buyurun

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    • Please have a look.
      [An (annoying?) invitation offered by vendors to attract attention to their merchandise...]
    • Please come in.
    • Please sit down.
    • Please help yourself.
    Böyle buyurun, lütfen. Please come this way.

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    büyük

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    large
    • Onun yedi tane büyük şapkası var. She's got seven large hats.

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    • Başından büyük işe girişme. (Turkish Proverb)
      Don't bite off more than you can chew.

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    • büyümek, to grow, to become large
    • büyük ihtimalle, in all probability
    • büyükbaba, grandfather
    • büyükanne, grandmother
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