how to pronounce turkish


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the above transcription of turkish is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

turkish is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of turkish in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… this Turkish Anza and all of the …”

meanings of turkish


  1. The official language of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.


  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Turkey, the Turkish people or the Turkish language.

turkish frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word turkish occurs in english on average 14.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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