Tag Archives: language learning

How to survive a dinner in Turkish, when you don’t speak it


    Twelve years into this relationship, I am proud to say that I have mastered the alphabet, learned hundreds of words, can order a meal for myself and make basic pleasantries, but yet also appalled at myself as I have not … Continue reading

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A fıstıklı bromance: On overcoming culture-based food biases


Karagöz recently attempted to stir the pot with me, by pointing out that M. is heavily involved in a “bromance” with another Turkish-American guy.  I guess Karagöz is a little homophobic, but I’m not really clear on that.  Maybe Karagöz … Continue reading

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The Karagöz puppets howl at my ‘Turklish:’ “Ben yumurta yemek yiyorsun üstünde yatak’da?”


As we move on from horrific images of what followed the red carnation protest in Istanbul – and as we ignore reports of an horrific video of a swarm of police beating protesters hiding in a parking garage in Antalya … Continue reading

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