Turkish Alphabet

Turkish alphabet consists of 29 letters. There are seven letters you might not be familiar. These are Ç, Ğ, I, İ, Ö, Ş and U. Please note that these letters have different sounds than their original Latin counterparts. You can listen pronunciation of all Turkish letters below. Mind the difference between ı/i, u/ü, s/ş, and o/ö.

Lastly, Turkish alphabet does not have Latin letters X and W. Basically, the sound of the letter X  is expressed with ks letters, whereas all W sounds are V in Turkish language.

Here are the letters of the Turkish alphabet! Listen sample words to master their pronunciation.

Ağaç

Balık

Cami

Çanta

Domates

Elma

Fil

Gemi

Boğa

Halı

Irmak

İnek

Jilet

Kitap

Limon

Makas

Nar

Okul

Ördek

Peynir

Radyo

Salyangoz

Şemsiye

Terlik

Uçak

Üzüm

Vazo

Yılan

Zil