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How to read Turkish fast

Summary

You need only a pen or text editor. Write short words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

Turkish uses various suffixes. Compare them with English inflections and conjugation. Learn words with stems, roots, suffixes, and derived terms.

Read Turkish Wikipedia. Learn words and read news.

Writing training will improve your reading skills. Visualize structures and relationships. Write diagrams, captions, and descriptions. And write many sentences.

Contents
  • Typing and Speed Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Keyboard
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing Training
  • Grammar
  • News
  • Learning Multiple Languages
  • Typing and Speed Reading

    You need only a text editor. Change the window size and the font size.

    Or you can use a pen and paper.

    turkish 2letters
    turkish 3letters
    turkish 4letters

    Type short words like these images. Repeat form 2 letter word to 4 letter word. You don't have to type long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will get tired of typing. And you will type without internal speech.

    reading multiple lines

    Write a short sentence like this image. This is a training for reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once. Write other sentences with line breaks.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve your reading comprehension. Read many books and websites. Write many sentences.

    Turkish uses many suffixes. Guess the meaning and structure of sentences. Read many sentences and learn grammar.

    Read Turkish Wikipedia. Increase your knowledge and vocabulary. Read the first sentence of pages. It is usually the definition of the head word. Read many definitions.

    Read and watch news.

    Writing training improves reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

    Keyboard

    Turkish has letters of ç, ğ, ö, ş, ü. You have to add a languages or input method for diacritical marks.

    Pronunciation

    Learn the relationship between the spelling and the pronunciation. It will help you learn words and suffixes.

    syllable

    Imagine the structure of syllable.

    Learn vowels and consonants with IPA symbols. Combine alphabets and IPA symbols.

    Google Translate shows sounds of words and sentences.

    Writing Training

    Writing training will improve your reading skills.

    Write simple sentences. Write with your imagination.

    sov

    Learn the structure of sentence, clause, and phrase.

    The basic word order is SOV. Adjectives are placed before the nouns they modify. Turkish uses many suffixes.

    Think about the topic and the focus of the sentence.

    relationship

    Imagine some situations and relationships.

    Think about their relationships, positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    structure

    Use various images. Write various sentences.

    Grammar

    Learn grammar with simple sentences. Write and speak simple sentences.

    Suffixes are very important. Compare Turkish suffixes with English grammar.

    Suffixes are added to nouns and verbs. Compare Turkish grammatical cases with English syntaxes. Compare Turkish verbs with English grammatical person, tense, voice, etc.

    News

    VOA and Euronews have Turkish news contents. You can read and watch Turkish news.

    Learning Multiple Languages

    Azerbaijani is very similar to Turkish. And it uses the Latin, Cyrillic, and Arabic scripts.

    Wiktionary includes these three scripts. Azerbaijani Wikipedia uses the Latin script. South Azerbaijani Wikipedia uses the Arabic script.