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Turkmen (Türkmençe / Түркменче / تۆرکمنچه using the Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic scripts) is a Turkic language spoken in Turkmenistan and northeastern Iran.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

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Basics[edit]

Common signs


OPEN
CLOSED
ENTRANCE
EXIT
PUSH
PULL
TOILET
MEN
WOMEN
FORBIDDEN
Hello.
Salam . (sah-lam )
Hello. (informal)
. ( )
How are you?
? (nahili ?)
Fine, thank you.
. (yaxshi, sagh bol)
What is your name?
? (Ading nama ?)
My name is ______ .
mening Adim ______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
Tanşanyma örän şat . ( tanshanyma őrän shat)
Please.
baş. (ba-sh )
Thank you.
sag boluň. (sahg-bol-ung )
You're welcome.
. ( )
Yes.
Hawa . (Ho-wa )
No.
Yok . (*deep o as in Egg yolk )
Excuse me. Bagyşlaň (getting attention)
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
. ( )
I'm sorry.
. ( )
Goodbye
Sag boluň. (sahg-bohl-ung )
Goodbye Görüşýänçäk (informal)
. ( )
I don't speak Turkmen.
Men türkmençe geplemeýärin (men-toork-men-che-gap-ley-mayah-rin)
Do you speak English?
Siz iňlisçe gepleýärsiňizmi? ? (siz-ing-lis-che-gap-ley-ahr-ing-izmi ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Bärde iñlisçe gürläp bilýän kimdir biri barmy? ( ?)
Help!
kömek ediň! ( !)
Look out!
! ( !)
Good morning.
ertiriňiz haýyrly bolsun. (er-ti-ring-iz-hay-uhr-luh-bol-sun)
Good evening.
agşamyňyz haýyrly bolsun. (ahg-sham-uhng-uhz-hay-uhr-luh-bol-sun )
Good night.
gijäňiz rahat bolsun. (gee-jahng-iz-rah-hat-bol-sun )
Good night (to sleep)
. ( )
I don't understand.
Men Düshümedim . (men-du-shu-me-dim' )
Where is the toilet?
? ( ?)
Where are you from?
Siz nireli :& :siz nireden

Problems[edit]

Numbers[edit]

1 - bir

2 - iki

3 - üç

4 - dört

5 - baş

6 - alty

7 - ýedi

8 - sekiz

9 - dokuz

10 - on

20 - ýigrimi

30 - otuz

40 - kyrk

50 - elli

60 - altmyş

70 - ýetmiş

80 - segsen

90 - togsan

100 - yüz

1000 - bir müň

1,000,000 - bir milýon

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Monday
Duşenbe
Tuesday
Sişenbe
Wednesday
Çarşenbe
Thursday
Penşenbe
Friday
Anna
Saturday
Şenbe
Sunday
Ýekşenbe

Months[edit]

January
Ýanwar (yan-var)
February
Fewral (fev-ral)
March
Mart (mah-rt)
April
Aprel (ah-preel)
May
Maý (mai)
June
Iýun (ee-yoon)
July
Iýul (ee-yool)
August
Awgust (av-goost)
September
Sentýabr (sent-yah-br)
October
Oktýabr (ohkt-yah-br)
November
Noýabr (noh-yah-br)
December
Dekabr (deh-kah-br)

Colors[edit]

black
gara (gah-rah)
blue
gök (go-yuk)
brown
goňur (gong-oor)
gray
çal (chal)
green
ýaşyl (yah-shul)
orange
narynç (nah-ruhn-ch)
pink
gülgün (gool-goon)
purple
benewşe (beh-neh-she)
red
gyzyl (guh-zuhl)
white
ak (ahk)
yellow
sary (sah-ruh)

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Eating[edit]

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

Learning more[edit]

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