2. The Turkish alphabet

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Lesson 2: The Turkish alphabet

The Turkish alphabet is not hard to learn. It looks like the English alphabet, but there are some differences:

  • The Turkish alphabet does not contain the letters q, w and x
  • It also has some letters the English alphabet doesn't have: ç, ğ, ı, ö, ş and ü

The complete Turkish alphabet contains 29 characters which you can see below.

a b c ç d e f g ğ h ı i j k l m n o ö p r s ş t u ü v y z

Since the special characters are difficult to type if you don't have a Turkish keyboard, you can type special characters by typing the character that resembles them three times.

If you type this ccc ggg iii III ooo sss uuu
it will change to this ç ğ ı İ ö ş ü

In the image below you see that there are special characters displayed below the place where you enter your answer. You can also click on these characters if you forgot how to type them, and you can hover over them to see how to type them.

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