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Word for the Travel Wise (06/23/06)

Turkey FlagOn my way into Dushanbe this fall I have a day to kill in Istanbul and I'm trying to decide the best way to use it as far in advance as possible so I'm prepared to rush out and back into the airport. I should be getting a guide book soon in addition to the out-dated Central Asia guide. If anyone has any ideas for a day in Istanbul please feel free to share.

Today's word is a Turkish word used in Turkey:

sabirsiz - impatient

Prepare ahead of time by visiting this Turkish Class site. Membership is free and you'll get a lot more than some of the basics they already have listed. Online Turkish is good too, but you'll have to register and pay to get anything more than hello, how are you and I love you. Stick to the first site and check out this Turkish vocabulary list of body parts. Wiki has an excellent starters piece on background, history and a short list of words. Scope out phrasebooks from Rough Guides, Lonely Planet or grab both.

Past Turkish words: merhaba, iyi volculuklar

Filed under: Learning, Asia, Europe, Turkey

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