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    E (~33 entries)  
    -e/-a
    [or -ye/-ya after a vowel]
    Suffix denoting the To, For Case of a noun...sinemaya, to the cinema
    bahçeye, to the garden
    futbol maçlarına abone olmak, to have a season ticket for the football matches
    -ebil/-abilA Turkish suffix used to denote 'can'...Gelebilirim I can come.
    or
    Yapabilir misin? Can you do (it)?
    Click to see a complete verb conjugation that uses this suffix.
    eczane

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    chemist, pharmacy, drug storeeczacı, pharmacist, chemist

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    edebiyat

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    literatureedıp; author
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    Efendim...

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    My Master -- depending on the situation, this word may convey several different ideas...Click to see Efendim Tips...
    eğer

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    A word with no meaning by itself, used to establish the boundaries of an 'if' (conditional statement).Such as,
    Eğer John Mary'i severse evlenecekler.
    If John loves Mary, they will marry.
    Note that the sentence means the same thing, with or without the presence of the word Eğer.

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    eğitim

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    education 
    eğlence

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    fun, amusement, entertainment 
    ek

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    an addition, a supplementeklem, a joint

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    eklemek, to add

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    eklenti, addition

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    ekmek

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    bread Türkler çok ekmek yerler. Turks eat a lot of bread.

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    eksi

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    minuseksik, missing, lacking, absent

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    el

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    hand
    • Elinizde ne var? What's that you've got in your hand?

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    • Used in numerous Turkish idioms, phrases, and compound word constructions, such as:
      • el altında, handy

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      • el altından, in an underhanded way

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      • ele geçirmek, to catch, capture

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      • el ele, hand in hand

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    elçi

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    ambassador 
    eleştirmek

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    to criticizeIşleri berbat ettikleri için sık sık eleştirdiğimiz politikacıların arasında kaliteli insanlar da vardır. There are some quality people among the politicians that we often criticize because of the lousy jobs they do. [Gözcü Gazetesi, 12 Nov 2001]

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    emekli

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    retired, pensioner 
    emin

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    sure, confidentEmin misin? Are you sure?

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    Eminim! I'm sure!

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    emniyet, safety, security

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    emniyetli, safe, secure, trustworthy

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    emir

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    an order, commandemretmek, to order

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    Emrin olur. As you wish. Whatever you say.

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    -en/-an A verbal suffix used to form present-participles in Turkish.
    enthe highest degree of, the mostOften used to construct superlatives:
    iyi, good
    en iyi, best
    endişe worry, anxietyendişelenmek, to worry (about someone)
    engelbarrier, obstacle, hindranceengellemek, to prevent, to hinder
    enteresaninterestingenteresan bir konu, an interesting subject
    -er/-ir ... -mez
    (-ar/-ır ... -maz)
    Verbal suffixes used to express 'as soon as --'.Her sabah yatağından kalkar kalkmaz o aynaya bakmadan yere basmazmış. He wouldn't set his foot on the floor without looking in the mirror as soon as he arose every morning. From a Turkish folktale...

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    An idiomatic exception to the rule...
    ister istemez, like it or not

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    "Başbakan Meclis içinden olmalıdır. Çünkü Türkiye'de demokratik sistem oturmamıştır ve demokrasi dışı güçler ister istemez harekete geçebiliyor."
    'The [Turkish] Prime Minister must be [selected] from inside [the ranks of] the Turkish Parliament. Because [otherwise], our fragile democracy can be subjected to [unhealthy] foreign influences, whether we like it or not.' Prof. M. Kamalak, Gözcü Gazetesi, 24 November 2002

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    erkekman 
    erken

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    earlyBen sabahleyin [sic] erken kalkarım. I get up early in the morning.

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    ertesinext, followingertesi gün, the day after
    eskiold, ancient [refers to things, not people -- who are yaşlı when old...]eskiden, in the past formerly
    Estağfurullah!

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    Don't mention it, not at all.Click the following link for more insight into this interesting word.
    a match, one of a pair, a wife, a husband, a spouse eşit, equal
    eşitlik, equality
    eşsiz, matchless, unique
    eşek

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    [a] donkey, [an] ass
    • Eşeğin uzun kulakları var. A donkey has long ears.

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    • Eşşoğlu eşek! You stupid ass! You fool! You idiot! [You son of a donkey!] Note: It's quite a heavy insult in Turkey to call someone 'a son of donkey'. Turkish drivers use it a lot when 'describing' other Turkish drivers. See another instance of its use in the following illustration...

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    • eşek gibi, asine, thoughtless, coarse

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    • eşek inadı, bull-headedness, pig-headedness, mulishness

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    The Lout's snobbish companion: Have you seen Paris?
    The Lout: Nope.
    The Lout's snobbish companion: Anyone who hasn't seen Paris is a donkey.
    The Lout [second panel]: Oh yeah? Has your father seen [Paris]?
    The Lout's snobbish companion: No...
    The Lout [third panel]: Well then... that makes you a stupid ass!
    ['In that case, you're a son of a donkey!' -- which is quite a heavy Turkish insult.]

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    and Volkan Atalay, creator of  'Maganda, The Lout'.
    Ankara
    19 January 2002
    etmeat (general meaning) 
    etmekto do, to make 
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    house, homeMarsha her işgünü saat yedide evden çıkar. Marsha leaves home every workday at seven.

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    evetyes 
    evlenmekto marryevlilik, marriage
    evli, married
    [-den] evvelbeforeevvelki/evvelsi gün, day before yesterday
    ezberlemekto memorize 
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