How to say excuse me (to get past) in Turkish: lütfen

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How to say excuse me (to get past) in Turkish: lütfen

Learning Turkish for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say excuse me (to get past) in Turkish: lütfen
Say it out loud: “loot fahn

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Some more helpful words in our Turkish Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – tuvalet  (too' vah let)
come with me – benimle gel  (beh nim lay all)
do you speak english? – İngilizce konuşmak?  (een guh liz ya ko nush muk?)
excuse me – afedersiniz  (ah feh dar sinz)
excuse me (to get past) – lütfen  (loot fahn)
good / bad – iyi / kötü  (ee yay / kuh tuh)
how do you say…? – nasil denilir?  (nah seal din uh leer?)
how much is this? – ne kadar?  (nay kah dar?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – buyurun  (booh ya rahn)
maybe – belki  (bell kee)
no problem – önemli değil  (oh nahm lee dil)
sorry – özür dilerim  (oh zoo dih leer im)
thank you – teşekkür ederim  (teh shake kur' dur im)
thanks – sağol  (sahl)
what is that? – bu ne?  (boo nay?)
where is… – nerede  (neh' reh day)
yes / no – evet / hayir  (eh vet / hi year)
you are welcome – bir şey değil  (bee shay deal)

And here’s how to say excuse me (to get past) in other languages!

Arabic–Al Mahzera  (al mah ze ra)
Chinese–Qǐng Ràng Yīxià  (Ching Rang Ee Shya)
Croatian–oprostite  (oh pro stee tay)
Czech–Dovolíte?  (do vo LEE teh?)
Finnish–anteeksi  (an teh ex ih)
French–Pardon  (pahr dohn)
German–entschuldigung  (in shool dee gung)
Italian–permesso  (pair meh so)
Japanese–Sumimasen  (Soo Mee Mah Senn)
Korean–Jamsimanyo.  (Jam Shi Man Yo.)
Polish–przepraszam  (pshe pra' sham)
Portuguese–Com Licença!  (kohm lee sen sa!)
Russian–prostite  (prah stee tye)
Spanish–perdón  (pear dōn)
Swahili–nipishe  (nee pee sheh)
Thai–Kho Thot  (kaw TOAT)
Turkish–lütfen  (loot fahn)
Vietnamese–Xin Lổi  (Sin Loy)

When away on tour especially away in a native land you will encounter situations where you will need to get to a place but due to overcrowded streets or roads this may not happen without bumping into people's shoulders. The use of a courtesy word such as "excuse me (to get past)" (lütfen) will come in handy to avoid appearing rude to the native residents. Get instant access to the Turkish Language Set.

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