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This lesson goes through a few essential greetings that you can use during the course of the day.
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The simplest way to say hello, that works at pretty much any time of the day would be
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Merhaba
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or more informally, you can also say
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Sellam
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Early in the day, you can prefer good morning:
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Günaydın
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Or similarly, good afternoon
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Tünaydın
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As in english, turkish has a special greeting for the evening:
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İyi akşamlar
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and finally, after a certain time in the evening (what time?), you can use good night instead:
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İyi geceler
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Obviously, and to maintain the fun, there are also a few ways to say goodbye!
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Here is a simple unformal goodbye:
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Hoşçakal
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And a more formal way to wish goodbye, or when speaking to multiple people:
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Hoşçakalın
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If you want to ask how someone is doing, unformally:
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Nasılsın?
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The formal version is only a syllable longer.
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Nasılsınız?
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The last one can also be used if you're talking to several people.
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You can say you are fine with:
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İyiyim, teşekkürler
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which literally means "I'm fine, thank you"
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This will invariably be followed by something like "and you?"
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Ya siz
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