COUNTRIES, NATIONALITIES, LANGUAGES

ÜLKELER, MİLLETLER, DİLLER - 03

Boy! What a wonderful world we live in!

I live in Turkland. I am Turkish. I am a Turk. I am a Turkish man. I speak Turkish. We Turks are a very friendly, peace-loving people / nation. The Turks have always felt friendly toward other peoples (=halklar).

She lives in Dreamland. She is Dreamish. She is a Dream woman. She speaks Dreami. Them Dreams are a very friendly, peace-loving people / nation. The Dreams have always felt friendly toward other peoples (=halklar).

Note: We use the + nationality adjective ending in -ese or -ish with a plural verb, to refer to all people of that nationality:

Examples:

The -----------ese are .........................
The -----------ish do not ....................

 
 

Please note that the pronunciations given are those of my own; they should be O.K. (with a bit of luck); suggestions, however, from native speakers will be most welcome...

 
 

ÜLKE

COUNTRY

ADJECTIVE

CITIZENSHIP

LANGUAGE

Jamaika

Jamaica  /cı-MEY-kı/

Jamaican  /cı-MEY-kın/

a  Jamaican

English  /İNG-liş/

Japonya

Japan  /cı-PÆN/

Japanese  /CÆ-pı-Nİ:Z/

a Japanese

Japanese

Ürdün

Jordan  /CO:-dın/

Jordanian  /co-DEY-niın/

a Jordanian

Arabic /ÆR-ıbik/

Kazakistan

Kazakhstan  /kı-ZÆK-STÆN/

Kazakhstani  /kı-ZÆK-STÆ-ni/

a Kazakh / Qazaq

/kı-ZÆK/, /kı-Z@K/

Kazakh / Qazaq

Russian /RA-şın/

Kenya

Kenya  /Kİ:-nyı/

Kenyan  /Kİ:-nyın/

a Kenyan

English, Kiswahili

/KİS-wı--li/

Kore

Korea  /kı-Rİ:-ı/

Korean  /kı-Rİ:-ın/

a Korean

Korean

Kuveyt

Kuwait  /ku-WEYT/

Kuwaiti  /ku-WEY-ti:/

a Kuwaiti

Arabic /ÆR-ıbik/

Kırgızistan

Kyrgyzstan  /KİR-gis-STÆN/

/KİR-gis--ST@N/

Kyrgyzstani  /KİR-gis-ST@-ni/

a Kyrgyzstani

a Kyrgyz

Kyrgyz, Russian

Laos

Laos  /LA-oz/

Lao, Laotian   /LA-o/   /LAO-şın/

a Lao / Laotian

Lao

Latvia

Latvia  /LÆT-viı/

Latvian  /LÆT-viın/

a Latvian

Latvian

Lübnan

Lebanon  /LE-bının/

Lebanese  /LE-bı-Nİ:Z/

a Lebanese

Arabic /ÆR-ıbik/

Liberya

Liberia  /LAY-Bİ:-riı/

Liberian  /LAY-Bİ:-riın/

a Liberian

English  (resmi)

Libya

Libya  /-biı/

Libyan  /-biın/

a Libyan

Arabic /ÆR-ıbik/

Letonya

Lithuania  /Lİ-Øu--EY-niı/

Lithuanian  /Lİ-Øu--EY-niın/

a Lithuanian

Lithuanian

Lüksemburg

Luxembourg  /LAK-sım-BÖ:G/

Luxembourg

a Luxembourger

/LAK-sım-BÖ:-gı/

Luxembourgish, German

/LAK-sım-BÖ:-giş/

Makedonya

Macedonia  /mısı-DOU-niı/

Macedonian  /mısı-DOU-niın/

Macedonian

Macedonian

Malezya

Malaysia  /mı-LEY-jiı/

Malaysian  /mı-LEY-jiın/

a Malaysian

a Malay /mı-LEY/, /MEY-LEY/

Bahasa Melayu

(telaffuz ?)

Malta

Malta  /M@L-tı/

Maltese  /m@l-Tİ:Z/

a Maltese

Maltese, English

Meksika

Mexico  /MEK-sikou/

Mexican  /MEK-sikın/

a Mexican

Spanish /SPÆ-niş/

Moldavya

Moldova  /M@L-DOU-vı/

Moldovan  /M@L-DOU-vın/

a Moldovan

Moldovan (Romanian), Russian

Monako

Monaco  /M@-nı-KOU/,

/mı-N@-KOU/

Monegasque / Monacan

/M@-ni-GA:SK/, /M@-nı-kın/,

/mı-N@-kın/

a Monegasque

a Monacan

French (resmi)

Moğolistan

Mongolia  /M@N-GOUL-yı/,   /M@NG-GOU-li:yı/

Mongolian  /M@N-GOUL-yın/,   /M@NG-GOU-li:yın/

a Mongolian

a Mongol /M@NG-gıl/, /M@N-GOUL/

Khalkha Mongol

/KhÆL-khımın-GOUL/ (?)

/KhÆL-khı-M@NG-gıl/ (?)

Fas

Morocco  /mı-R@-KOU/

Moroccan  /mı-R@-kın/

a Moroccan

Arabic /ÆR-ıbik/

Mozambik

Mozambique  /MOU-zım-Bİ:K/

Mozambican  /MOU-zım-Bİ:-kın/

a Mozambican

Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe,

Portuguese (resmi)

 
 
 

      

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