"I would like to buy bread and some cheese."
Translation:Ekmek ve biraz peynir almak istiyorum.
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Perhaps a dumb question, but it's been bumping around my head for ages: when an ordinary Turkish person goes to the store to get bread for dinner, what kind would he or she be thinking of typically? Would it be flat pita bread or nan? Would it resemble a baguette; or would it even be the sliced stuff so prevalent in North America. When I googled ekmek one day, the first images were those of baguettes and baguette-shaped rolls; but who knows whether whether to trust that?
While in Turkey, it has been my experience that people generally buy their bread fresh daily from a local bakery. There are a variety of types (generally a mixture of white and wheat flour). Eğ. "tam buğuday" = "whole wheat". Depending on the bakery (firin - a bakery just for bread), bread can be bought pre-sliced or you can ask to have it sliced. (If bought fresh, the loaf is usually still too warm to slice so people tend to take it home and slice it as needed). Turkish "simit" is a unique type of bread (sort of a cross between a large pretezel and a bagel) found throughout Turkey. It is best eaten when fresh out of the oven and tastes delicious! Oh how I miss Turkish beyaz peynir and simit for breakfast!