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Turkish Show With English Subtitles

Where can I find Turkish shows with English subtitles? Do you have any recommendations for any particular websites or shows? Any help is appreciated!

January 26, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/cometslegend

Easiest way to do it is look up Turkish TV channels on Wikipedia, go through them and look at the shows they are broadcasting. Pick what you like, and see where you can find episodes. I'm not too sure but you can try and see if they upload recent episodes on the channel website, otherwise try youtube or find a website that shows Turkish shows for free (I'm sure there would be one).

Turkish soap operas are renowned throughout the region, including the Balkans and middle east, and the language generally isn't littered with colloquialisms and slang, like a sitcom might be, and there are heaps of episodes that go for a long time as well.

A word of warning though, Turkish is very hard language to grasp aurally (depending on your native tongue of course), I'd recommend listening to podcasts or watching children's television first, which will have slower and less complex language. This depends on your level though, naturally.

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Smileyyas

Thank you! I had not thought of watching kids shows to get used to hearing conversations.

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Smileyyas

Thank you! I didn't see that before.

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AfshinRost

there is two channels on turksat sattilite show american program with turkish subtitle 24/7 and free sorry my english not good i watch channels "e2" and "TLC" to learn english and turkish togeter i hop this help.

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Smileyyas

Thanks!

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/.luisito

I recommend the Turkish soap opera, Broken Pieces. It has english subtitles and its really intense !

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Smileyyas

Thanks!

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Smileyyas

I mean any particular sites or shows you would suggest.

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Smileyyas

Thank you to everyone who has responded! I will take your suggestions!

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UrfaliSueAnn

I used to live in Turkey and boy are there a lot of fabulous cheesy soaps/dramas to watch but it's hard to find them with English subtitles unless you buy European VCD copies of them. I'm actively trying to find Muhtesem Yüzyil--about the intrigue at the court of Sultan Suyleyman the Magnificent--with subtitles. A classic that everyone used to be crazy for was Asmali Konak. Bir Istanbul Masali was very popular for a while and of course the infamous thriller Kurtlar Vadisi. A movie you all might enjoy is the goofball space comedy G.O.R.A. which definitely has English subtitles on the video.

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Smileyyas

Thanks for the suggestions!

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UrfaliSueAnn

Oh, and another show I used to like--starring Mahsun Kirmizigul--was Aska Sorgun about two feuding families from the southeastern city of Mardin who resolve their feud by arranging a marriage between their hip Istanbul-based son and Mardin daughter. The earlier episodes are worth it for the cultural context and for the beautiful views of the city of Mardin and Midyat; after a while they move to I'bul and it gets less interesting because the married daughter spends all of her time shopping. Up until that point it was interesting, though. There was another one called Gurbet Kadini about a female engineer from Istanbul who takes a job in Urfa working for the GAP dam project and experiences life there as a fish out of water. I was living in Urfa so I felt a lot of sympathy for her. Then it...er, doesn't end so well so I stopped watching it since it didn't seem to bode well for my own situation. Anyway, there are a lot of great cheesy shows out there!

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UrfaliSueAnn

Sorry Aska Surgun not Sorgun.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lizestsuper

I don't know if you will be able to find subtitles (probably on youtube), but older comedies with Kemal Sunal are super funny. I don't speak fluent Turkish but you can get a good idea based on context clues about what is going on.

February 6, 2016
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