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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Aşk Tesadüfleri Sever-Love Likes Coincidences

This is a recent love film of Omer Faruk Sorak, a successful Turkish director.The film is really good yet sad.
Here is the trailer for you to practise Turkish with English subtitles and scenery from Istanbul Turkey.
If you are complete beginner please check Turkish for beginners section first.

-1 Eylül 1977 Ankara doğumlu+y+um.
-1 Eylül 1977'de Ankara'da doğ+dum. (past tense; first person past)

-Dede, aşk nasıl oluyor?
-Kalb+in çok hızlı çarpar, hep onu görmek onun+la beraber olmak istersin, gerisi umrunda değil.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hurrem Sultan, Roxelana, Stongest Women of the Empire

For the past few months the whole country is shaken by a historical TV series called Muhtesem Yuzyil, Magnificent Century, which is about the relationship of Sultan Solomon the Magnificent with his wife Hurrem Sultan as well as the life in the Ottoman Palace. The show caused many debates in public, in fact the media, such as the historical mistakes in the show, harem, the way the harem is exhibited and many others. No doubt all these help the popularity of the show because it has the highest ratings ever week. Another fact that makes the show popular is the latest visual effects used in the war, city and palace scenes, which is a first in the Turkish movie industry.