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May I Introduce Myself?

NAMES:
Adım... / İsmim... = My name is...

İsmin(iz) ne? / Adın(ız) ne? = What's your (plural/polite form) name?

Bu... = This is...
... arkadaşım. = ... my friend.
... kız arkadaşım. = ... my girlfriend.
... nişanlım. = my fiance.
... eşim. = my husband/wife.

Turks usually greet with shaking hands. Persons who know each other very well also kiss on their cheeks right and left - between men, too!
Men and women kiss mostly when they know each other very well, for example relatives or good friends. Therefore you should be more cautious spending kisses in the man-woman-greeting if you don't know the person very well. Women on the other side very often greet each other with kisses even when they are introduced each other first time, for instance when being introduced to the family, but not at formal occasions like business dinners, meetings or similar...

Memnun oldum. = Nice to meet you. / I'm pleased.

Görüşten tanışıyoruz, değil mi? = We know each other from seeing, don't we?

Ner(e)de oturuyorsun(uz)? = Where do you (plural/polite form) live?

Bur(a)da mı oturuyorsun(uz). = Do you (plural/polite form) live here?

AGE:
Kaç yaşındasın(ız)? = How old are you (plural/polite form)?
Ben 29 yaşındayım. = I'm 29 years old.
Ne zaman doğdun(uz)? = When have you (plural/polite form) been born?

PROFESSIONS:
Mesleğin(iz) ne? = What's your (plural/polite form) profession.
Ne çalışıyorsun(uz)? = What do you (plural/polite form) work?
Nerde ış yapıyorsun(uz)? = Where do you (plural/polite form) work?

Mesleğim... = My job is...

A choice of professions:
aşçı = chef
boyacı = painter
çilingir
= locksmith
doktor = doctor
duvarcı = mason
elektrikçi
= electrician
emekli
= retiree
ev kadını = housewife
işçi = worker
esnaf
= craftsman
marangoz
= carpenter
memur
= clerk, public official
mühendis
= engineer
öğretmen = teacher
oto tamircisi = motor mechanic
sanatçı
= artist
tesisatçı
= installer
tüccar = merchant

Ne öğrenimi yapıyorsun(uz). or Ne okuyorsun(uz)? = What are you (plural/polite form) studying?

... okuyorum. = I study...

A choice of common studies:
biyoloji = biology
elektroteknik
= electrotechnology
fızık = physics
hukuk = law
İngiliz filolojisi = anglistics
işletmecilik = economy
kimya = chemistry
makinecilik = engineering
mimarlık = architecture
müzik = music
psikoloji = psychology
sanat = arts
tarih = history
tıp = medicine

 
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