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Paul March 11, 2013 - 06:43 am
Many English Expatriates who live permanently in Turkey have integrated with the local community and enjoy living the Turkish lifestyle. Turkish isn't one of the easiest languages to learn, but with a little effort and practise, common greetings, questions and answers aren't that difficult to master.

The main difficulty that most English speakers encounter when they dabble in the local tongue is that, hearing an English person speak a little Turkish, the local shopkeeper tends to assume that you are fluent in the language and sometimes, when you have greeted someone in their native tongue and asked them whether they are well, it can be a little embarrassing to have to stand there with a questioning look on your face when they speak back to you.

Many people find that one of the easiest ways to get started is to watch some Turkish television, especially the news channels. Even better, watching an English language film with Turkish subtitles is a very good way to get some exposure to some common questions, answers and popular phrases.

One thing is for sure, if you regularly frequent the same coffee shops, bars and restaurants as the local community, you will pick up the language a lot easier and much sooner than you might think.

There's no doubt that some people find it a lot easier to learn a 2nd language. It seems that the younger you are, the easier it is. It only takes a matter of 2-3 months before you hear English children babbling away in Turkish with the other children in the playground when they attend one of the local Turkish speaking schools.

Have you noticed that the foreign football managers who manage some of the English Premier League football teams seem to pick up English very quickly. Have you ever wondered how they do it ? Is the English language an easy language to pick up or, is it just that the English don't tend to be able to master a 2nd language ?

There's one thing that's for certain, when anyone hears an English person speak fluently in Turkish, the first word that should pop into their head is "respect" !
peter mills November 26, 2013 - 08:38 pm
there is a turkish topbox already fitted that has 100 odd turkish channels and a couple of english
so would this box fit easily in its place and if purchased could it be delivered to my home address then can i take it to turkey in my luggage?

many thanks pete
Carolyn May 06, 2015 - 03:29 am
I'm moving to Izmir next week.. When I go to get my Internet set up for the apartment what exactly do I need to ask for.. Ill be watching the TV A LOT... Not do worried about the monthly cost, just want to get the right Internet package for this box
Thank you
Carolyn
Christina October 16, 2015 - 10:51 am
Hi, can you tell me if I ordered today when would it arrive at our holiday home in Alanya
orhan November 28, 2015 - 02:15 pm
hi, ı am living in turkey and interested uk tv channels , especially news and documentary channels wtih subtitles..

how does it work?
what can we do.?

thanks
Donald Robertson September 19, 2016 - 04:53 pm
I have tried contact you on the 08458694372
with no success. I have purchase a new build property in Avsallar Turkey ,the apartment which is block B Emerald Towers has internet installed but I have difficulty obtaining full details due to my lack of turkish. In your experience do newly built apartments have sufficient broadband to comply with your device.Also should I have the device delivered to my UK address or to Avsallar
Tim Bassett October 09, 2018 - 04:30 pm
I would like to purchase one of your TV set top boxes. Can you please contact me back? Thank you
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