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How do Turkish people react to these situation


How do Turkish people react to surprising, frustrating, sad and happy events? Here are some of the most frequently used ones!
1.TÜ...

This reaction is given in the sense of “shame on you”, that is when condemning with disappointment. In order to give this feeling, Turkish people usually lengthen the sound at the end.

2.TÜH!

This is used in the same sense as the first item. The vowel is pronounced without length. This word also has the meaning of “regret”.

 3.ULAN! or LAN!

These words are frequently used in rude and informal conversations. You can come across a lot, especially in groups of young friends.

1.If you use this word with your close friend, it has the meaning of “calling”. Generally, young people use it among themselves at the     beginning and end of every sentence.

2.It is also used when angry, but if you use it in an angry moment, it has an insulting meaning and it is a rude word.

4.TA...

It reports “distance” in terms of place or time. Some Turkish people extend the letter “a” depending on the distance.  It means too far, too long, until there. It is generally used to exaggerate or to add strength to the narrative.

5.Eeee?

 The person speaking will understand you if you say “eee…” instead of saying “Keep talking, I’m listening to you” when you listening to someone.

  1. situation: Someone talk about something fervently and you listen to him. You can show that you are curious about the continuation of the conversation by giving a reaction in the sense of “and then” to show that you are listening to him with excitement and curiosity.
  2. situation: When the conversation paused for a moment if you say “eee”, you meant “what else? You speak and I’ll listen”. So this is useful for opening a new topic when you can’t find to talk about something. But don’t use it too much because it can get boring.

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