I finished the Turkish course!!! :))))))))))))
Today I finished the entire Turkish course!!
I started the Turkish course right after I graduated. I was going to go to Istanbul to visit my friend as a graduation vacation, so I decided to start learning a few things for my trip. But that vacation fell through when I got a really badass full-time summer internship that I couldn't pass up. Still, I was really disappointed that I didn't get to Turkey.
After I graduated, I had a really hard time adjusting to a 9-5 schedule, and its really rough spending the majority of your day with co-workers rather than the people you love and care about. Its hard finding your place in the world and suddenly losing all your confidence in who you are cause you feel lost transitioning to an "adult". I am still struggling with all of this, but its gotten a little easier.
Learning Turkish was a little bit of sanity for me because helped me feel connected to my friend in turkey (he lives in the states for college, but spends his summers in Istanbul, so he left literally days before I graduated). Also, he is literally my favorite person, and it makes me happy that he likes me learning Turkish. He has since returned and brought back a comic book called "Sizinkiler" by Burç Murç to help me learn.
Thank you Turkish Duolingo team for making such an awesome course!! I can tell yall really enjoy being involved and making the lessons, and I appreciate the feedback. I'm sure some of my questions are frustrating, so I also appreciate the patience. I really love the language and I plan on continuing on learning. I'll be using Duolingo, anki, turkish comics to further my studies, and I would like to consider turkish textbooks.
çok teşekkür ederim -Julia
I had a funny feeling that I would be seeing this post from you soon! I am glad that you were able to finish the course. You should definitely look into watching some soap operas as well. They are a great way to build your "real life" vocab which you won't get from books
Thank you!! You've helped me out a lot, also! :D Thanks for answer all my ridiculous questions, hahaha. Do you have any recommendations for soaps? Every now and then, I'll watch my friend's soaps with him; he likes Kiralık Aşk and Poyraz Karayel. I can relate to Kiralık Aşk because I am a photograph/graphic designer working for a custom clothier, so I actually photograph shoes. I like them both tho! :))))
I don't think we should watch it with English subtitles but the problem is that last time I looked on http://www.turkcealtyazi.org/ they only had Turkish subtitles for the first episode. I think without Turkish subtitles it would be too difficult for our level. Maybe I should write to the people who produced it to suggest that Turkish subtitles would also be useful for deaf native speakers, and so could they release all the scripts onto the internet.
Aferin, tebrikler, Julia. If you like costumes, you'll like "Muhteşem Yüzyıl". I myself am watching Ezel (on Youtube with English subtitles, though). The topic is betrayal/revenge/lost love/redemption, so the best thing is, the characters are mostly talking very emphatically, like they reeeeeaaaally wanna come across with their message.. So every so often they do get to make me understand, too. The acting is not always top, but the story with all the twists keeps me going. And since the series is through, you can binge-watch it in one (long) weekend. Happy learning.
For everything that I have learned, I feel mostly confident in reading/writing at my level. So, yes, I feel at least with forming simple questions and general vocabulary. Now that I am finished, I need to refresh on a few topics on Duolingo. My next challenge is to work on listening/speaking and building my vocabulary :)
Congratulation; i finished the course few months ago , but you feel that you have to go back to some sections of duolingo again for more confident.
Watching movies would help first watch it without translation after that you can watch the translated ones , so you can focus on the new words ; write it down in order to memories.