Turkish: the language with no genders
Turkish, the official language of the Republic of Turkey, has no genders or noun classes.
10 facts about Turkish
Origin of the language
Turkish emerged in Mongolia.
History of the language
It is thought that it originated around 1300 years ago.
Learning the language
It takes 1100 hours to learn Turkish as an English speaker.
Turkish language for beginners
These are ten basic words to start learning Turkish
Every winter has its spring and every night has its morning.
Bediüzzaman Said Nursi
Ottoman scholar and father of the Nurism movement
It’s not to be scared of the money that man earns, but the man who is earned by money.
Necip Fazıl Kısakürek
Turkish philosipher, poet, and Islamist thinker
It’s necessary to try the impossible, to see the limitations of the possibility.
Fatih Sultan Mehmet
Sultan of the Ottomans
Fun facts about the Turkish language
The English Language has some Turkish words
‘Yogurt’ is originally a Turkish word, so it ‘kiosk’ and ‘kebab’.
The oldest traces of Turkish are found on the stone
The oldest written traces are seen on stone monuments in Central Asia, on the borders of modern-day Mongolia.
Turkish is named as one of the most important languages by the US
The US government has deemed Turkish as one of the most important languages in the world since Turkey owns a key position in between Europe and Asia.
Turkey is one of the most visited travel destinations for tourists
Tourists from all over the world visit Turkey for its rich history, scenic views, and affordable prices.
More people speak Turkish than both Greek and Italian combined
Boston University states there are over 60 million native speakers and 15 million who speak Turkish as a second language.
Knowing Turkish makes it easier to learn other languages
Since there are no gender differences in it, learning various languages can be made easier if you understand the varied words in Turkish.
The Turkish government had a language reform in 1932
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk removed the Arabic roots from the Turkish Language and adjusted it according to the Latin script instead.
Turkish was heavily influenced by Arabic, Persian, and Farsi
Turkish has been heavily influenced by Arabic and Farsi. It was also inspired by the French, and many of the French terminologies have been kept.
People address people with their respective titles
In Turkey, it is considered disrespectful to address people by their first names, hence titles like "uncle" and "auntie" are used instead.
Creation of the Turkish Language Association
The Turkish Language Association was founded in 1928 with the goal of removing foreign influences from the language and adding native terminology.