Hello

Merhaba

Goodbye

Güle güle

Good morning

Günaydın

Please

Lütfen

Thank you

Teşekkür ederim

Do you speak English?

Ingilizce biliyor musunuz?

Which way?

Hangi yol?

How are you?

Nasılsın?

How much?

Ne kadar?

I'm sorry

Üzgünüm

You're welcome

Buyrun

Where are the toilets?

Tuvaletler nerede?

I don't understand

Anlamadım

Excuse me

Afedersiniz

The language spoken in Istanbul is Turkish. It can be difficult to learn, so it’s good news that you should be able to get by just fine with English in the main tourist areas. Practise a few of our useful phrases before you go to earn some extra brownie points with the locals.