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https://www.duolingo.com/ryanpchatterjee

About to finish the Turkish skill tree

Only 20 more skills to go before I'm done :(. Never thought I could have so much fun learning a language. So many friendly people, so many great experiences, so many cool linguistic features. Thank you Duo for offering such a well-designed course in a relatively obscure language. It's been quite a challenge so far but I've gained a lot from it.

Question is, how can I continue to expand my knowledge of Turkish after I finish? In particular, can anyone recommend to me some formal Turkish textbooks or websites I might look at? I already have Elementary Turkish volumes 1 & 2 by Kurtuluş Öztopçu

Also, are there any language courses you guys have taken on Duo that offer a similar experience to the one I've had learning Turkish?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mkarabiy

I am trying to improve my German by reading interesting articles in German Wikipedia. You could do the same thing with Turkish I guess.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chemsat
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You can watch Turkish tv online :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobJoeBuilder

I'm also almost done with the Turkish skill tree (three skills to go) and I will be starting The Delights of Learning Turkish for my textbook. I'm sure there will be a lot of review for the first few chapters but I think I will also learn some slightly more useful vocabulary and sentence patterns (lol). I will maintain the Duo tree for the sake of pronunciation practice until I am done with the textbook.

EDIT: BTW if you like Turkish, you will probably enjoy the Korean course when it is finished. Korean shares a lot of linguistic features with Turkish though it has very little shared vocabulary (just english loanwords basically). Keep an eye out for its completion date if you want to help with the beta. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ryanpchatterjee

I tried Hungarian because it is also agluttinative, but the pronunciation threw me off (14 vowels!!!) and I didn't like the way it sounds. Maybe Turkish is the perfect language for me. Will have to wait and see until the other promising courses are released (Hindi, Korean, Swahili and Indonesian sound fun.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobJoeBuilder

There are 8 vowels in Korean (and a few combined vowel sounds we don't really have in English), it can be a bit of a challenge. I'm looking forward to the Swahili course as well, I remember learning a Swahili song in middle school (haha) and really liking the sound of the language. What interests you about Indonesian?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ryanpchatterjee

Indonesian culture is very interesting and unique. When I consider learning a language it's to get a new cultural perspective (even if I'm only fluent in English), it's an enriching experience. Indonesia has a huge population & it's a group of people who I'm not familiar with. The food is delicious and the art is beautiful so I'm hoping I can learn more about it. Same story with Turkish; I know a lot more about Turkey than I ever would had I not started learning Turkish.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RanaEyit
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you can search Turkish history in wiki. Turkish history is very long. We learn the ottoman state in social lesson. it can be help to search. if you want i can help you. Verb subject can be difficult at first. you will see that these things will come easy to you when you start to understand. some Turkish subjects for example "fiilde zaman, ek fiil, birleşik zamanlı fiiller, sözcükte anlam, cümlede anlam, parçada anlam, yazım kuralları, noktalama işaretleri" these are topics up to the 8th grade. It is beginning to be seen as literature in 9th grade. If you learn the topics I wrote, language knowledge will overflow because you can start to understand Turkish by means of meaning and cumulatively. (im sorry for my English)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ryanpchatterjee

Thank you, and thanks for offering to help! I'll contact you after I finish the tree, keep in touch.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/odt5
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I finished the tree several months ago, but am still using it every day, and it is still useful, as I have not yet solidified quite all of the grammar and vocab. Since finishing it, I've started doing a 1000-word Anki set of Turkish-English words, I talk to Turkish people on the HelloTalk app, and I read the main page of Wikipedia at least once a week. I think this is a pretty well-rounded practice routine. I'd also recommend reading a full breakdown of Turkish grammar, because there are several features not touched in the Duolingo course at all.

1 year ago