#1 Detailed Guide To Tell The Date And Time In Turkish

Are you having trouble understanding the bus or train schedules in Turkey? You can learn the date and time in Turkish right now!

One of the essential topics that you should learn in a new language is telling the date and time. You’ll have to know the date and time vocabulary to read and understand the schedules for public transportation in Turkey. However, if you don’t know Turkish numbers yet, you can go through our previous post about numbers in Turkish!

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Days Of The Week In Turkish

One of the essential topics in A1 Turkish is the days of the week and it may sound weird to you but unlike in the English language, the week starts on Monday in Turkish, not Sunday. You should know the days to arrange meetings with people or buy tickets.

Here are the days of the week in Turkish:

  • Monday – Pazartes pzt
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Pazartes pzt[/Speechword]
  • Tuesday – Salı sal
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline] Salı sal[/Speechword]
  • Wednesday – Çarşamba çrş
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Çarşamba çrş[/Speechword]
  • Thursday – Perşembe prş
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Perşembe prş[/Speechword]
  • Friday – Cuma cum
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Cuma cum[/Speechword]
  • Saturday – Cumartesi cmt
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Cumartesi cmt[/Speechword]
  • Sunday – Pazar pzr
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Pazar pzr[[/Speechword]

Q: Bugün günlerden ne? (What day is it today?)
[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Bugün günlerden ne?[/Speechword]

A: Bugün cuma. (Today is Friday.)
[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Bugün cuma[/Speechword]


Months In Turkish

months - date and time in turkish

Knowing months in Turkish is as important as days because, otherwise, how would you tell your birthday?

  • January – Ocak
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Ocak [/Speechword]
  • February – Şubat
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Şubat [/Speechword]
  • March – Mart
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Mart [/Speechword]
  • April – Nisan
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Nisan [/Speechword]
  • May – Mayıs
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Mayıs [/Speechword]
  • June – Haziran
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Haziran [/Speechword]
  • July – Temmuz
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Temmuz[/Speechword]
  • August – Ağustos
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Ağustos [/Speechword]
  • September – Eylül
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Eylül [/Speechword]
  • October – Ekim
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Ekim [/Speechword]
  • November – Kasım
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Kasım[/Speechword]
  • December – Aralık
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Aralık[/Speechword]

Q: Senin doğum günün ne zaman? (When is your birthday?)
[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline] Senin doğum günün ne zaman[/Speechword]

A: 13 Mayıs. (May 13th)
[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]13 Mayıs[/Speechword]

Seasons In Turkish

  • spring – ilkbahar
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]ilkbahar[/Speechword]
  • summer – yaz
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]yaz[/Speechword]
  • fall – sonbahar
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]sonbahar[/Speechword]
  • winter – kış
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]kış[/Speechword]

Fun Fact: “ilkbahar” literally means “the first spring” and “sonbahar” literally means “the last spring” in English.


Turkish Date Format

Now that you’ve learned the days of the week and months of the year, it’s time to put it all together in Turkish date format. This is the simplest part.

As in many other languages, in Turkish, you write the date as DD/MM/YYYY. For instance, if you’re writing “April 2, 2019,” it would be 2 Nisan 2019 in Turkish. Note that the month is capitalized, but only when it appears on an exact date.

The answer doesn´t need a detailed explanation. The day number, followed by the month´s name, and finally the year.


How To Ask The Time In Turkish?

There are two ways to ask the time in Turkish for different purposes:

  • Saat kaç? (What time is it?)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat kaç[/Speechword]

You can use this phrase to ask the current time on the clock

  • Saat kaçta? (When?/At what time?)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat kaçta[/Speechword]

You can use this phrase to ask when will something take a place


How To Tell The Time In Turkish?

clock - date and time in turkish

There is one thing you need to know about hours in Turkish. As you know, there is a difference between AM and PM but that’s not the case in Turkish. For example, 2 PM corresponds to 14:00 in Turkish. So after 12, it goes on like 1 PM – 13:00, 2 PM – 14:00, 3 PM – 15:00 until 23:59 then it resets at midnight 00:00.

On The Hour – Tam Saat

  • 03:00 – Saat üç. (It’s 3 AM.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline] Saat üç.[/Speechword]
  • 05:00 – Saat beş. (It’s 5 AM.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat beş.[/Speechword]
  • 10:00 – Saat on. (It’s 10 AM. )
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline] Saat on[/Speechword]
  • 18:00 – Saat altı. (It’s 6 PM.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat altı[/Speechword]
  • 21:00 – Saat dokuz. (It’s 9 PM.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat dokuz.[/Speechword]

Quarter Past – Çeyrek

Saat + number + “-ı, -i, -u, -ü” + çeyrek geçiyor.

  • 03:15 – Saat üçü çeyrek geçiyor. (It’s quarter past three.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat üçü çeyrek geçiyor[/Speechword]
  • 05:15 – Saat beşi çeyrek geçiyor. (It’s quarter past five.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat beşi çeyrek geçiyor[/Speechword]
  • 10:15 – Saat onu çeyrek geçiyor. (It’s quarter past ten.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat onu çeyrek geçiyor.[/Speechword]
  • 18:15 – Saat altıyı çeyrek geçiyor. (It’s quarter past six.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat altıyı çeyrek geçiyor[/Speechword]
  • 21:15 – Saat dokuzu çeyrek geçiyor. (It’s quarter past nine.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat dokuzu çeyrek geçiyor[/Speechword]

Half Past (Buçuk)

Saat + number + buçuk

  • 03:30 – Saat üç buçuk. (It’s half past three.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat üç buçuk.[/Speechword]
  • 05:30 – Saat beş buçuk. (It’s half past five.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat beş buçuk[/Speechword]
  • 10:30 – Saat on buçuk. (It’s half past ten.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat on buçuk.[/Speechword]
  • 18:30 – Saat altı buçuk. (It’s half past six.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline] Saat altı buçuk.[/Speechword]
  • 21:30 – Saat dokuz buçuk. (It’s half past nine.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat dokuz buçuk[/Speechword]

Quarter to (Çeyrek var)

Saat + number + “-a, -e” + çeyrek var.

  • 03:45 – Saat dörde çeyrek var. (It’s quarter to four.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat dörde çeyrek var[/Speechword]
  • 05:45 – Saat altı(y)a çeyrek var. (It’s quarter to six.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat altıa çeyrek var[/Speechword]
  • 10:45 – Saat on bire çeyrek var. (It’s quarter to eleven.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat on bire çeyrek var[/Speechword]
  • 18:45 – Saat yediye çeyrek var. (It’s quarter to seven.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat yediye çeyrek var[/Speechword]
  • 21:45 – Saat ona çeyrek var. (It’s quarter to ten.)
    [Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Saat ona çeyrek var[/Speechword]


Adverbs Of Time In Turkish

yesterdaydün[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]dün[/Speechword]
todaybugün[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]bugün[/Speechword]
tomorrowyarın[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]yarın[/Speechword]
last yeargeçen yıl[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]geçen yıl[/Speechword]
this yearbu yıl[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]bu yıl[/Speechword]
next yeargelecek yıl[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]gelecek yıl[/Speechword]
last monthgeçen ay[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]geçen ay[/Speechword]
this monthbu ay[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]bu ay[/Speechword]
next monthgelecek ay
last weekgeçen hafta[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]geçen hafta[/Speechword]
this weekbu hafta[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]bu hafta[/Speechword]
next weekgelecek hafta[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]gelecek hafta[/Speechword]
this sundaybu pazar[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]bu pazar[/Speechword]
last sundaygeçen pazar[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]geçen pazar[/Speechword]
next sundaygelecek pazar[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]gelecek pazar[/Speechword]
afternoonöğleden sonra[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]öğleden sonra[/Speechword]
morningsabah[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]sabah[/Speechword]
nightgece[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]gece[/Speechword]

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