A Dictionary of Turkish Verbs

In Context and By Theme

Ralph Jaeckel and Gülnur Doganata Erciyes
With the Collaboration of Mehmet Süreyya Er

"The authors have created an amazing and valuable tool for learning the Turkish language."
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One of the keys to learning the Turkish language is to understand the importance and function of the verb. The stem of the verb, together with various suffixes of mode, tense, person, along with a subject and/or object, may be the equivalent of an entire English sentence. A Dictionary of Turkish Verbs is an aid to both the beginning and more advanced student of the language by providing approximately 1,000 verbs in context as they appear in up-to-date colloquial Turkish phrases and sentences, or short dialogues in translation.

Contrasting English and Turkish ways of expression, this multipurpose dictionary also helps the English speaker avoid the most common errors—with most verbs cross-referenced to related verbs, synonyms, or antonyms, and to the broader themes or categories of meaning to which they belong. Includes an English-Turkish index and a thesaurus section (using Roget's categories) where verbs of related meaning appear together and a short reference list of verb-forming suffixes. For students at any stage of learning the Turkish language, or for the self-motivated traveler, this unique dictionary will help open the door to greater understanding in an increasingly important area of the world.

Table of Contents



A General Description of This Book

How to Use This Book

A Description of the Main Sections of This Book

How the Turkish-English Dictionary of Verbs Was Compiled


Synopsis of Abbreviations and Symbols

Part 1. Turkish-English Dictionary of Verbs

Part 2. English-Turkish Index

Part 3. Turkish Verbs by Theme [Thesaurus]
3.1 Theme Names in Alphabetical Order
3.2 Bird's Eye View of Themes as Organized in 3.3
3.3 Turkish Verbs Classified by Theme

Part 4. Proverbs in the Turkish-English Dictionary of Verbs

Part 5. Turkish Verb-Forming Suffixes


"The authors have created an amazing and valuable tool for learning the Turkish language."—MELA Notes

"A valuable source of information for learners and teachers of Turkish as a second language and for all those interested in the Turkish language. When used in combination with other resources, as it is intended to be, it will help users to understand the structural and cultural aspects of the Turkish language better."—LINGUIST LIST

"Finally, a meticulously researched and carefully prepared learner's dictionary for Turkish for native-English speakers. This is an indispensable resource for any student of Turkish who aspires to attain advanced levels of proficiency."—Erika H. Gilson, Princeton University and Executive Secretary-Treasurer, American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages


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About the Author

Ralph Jaeckel is senior lecturer emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at University of California, Los Angeles.

Gülnur Doganata Erciyes is assistant professor in the Department of General Cultural Courses, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey.

800 pp., 8.5 x 11

Aug 2020

800 pp., 8.5 x 11

ISBN: 978-1-58901-057-4
Aug 2020

800 pp.

Aug 2020

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