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Turkish Doubled Words

Turkish Reduplicated Word List

Turkish has reduplication of words to intensify meaning. Some of these words are not true words alone. English also has similar costuctions pell mell, helter skelter. Turkish also has the added change of meaning with the use of suffixes. Very often these meanings have become specialized. Reading is one of the best ways to assimilate these kinds of examples, as they appear everywhere, in novels, signs and newspapers.

 

Turkish Doubled Words
abuk sabuk codswallop, waffle on, tommy-rot
abur cuburjunk food, to snack, eat on the hoof
açık seçik (açık saçik)clean cut, direct, definite, clear
adım adım step by step, incrementally
afal afal bewildered, stupefied
ağır ağırslow and gradual, ateşte ağır ağır kaynamak, to simmer
ahım şahımbeautiful, excellent, favourable (of a thing)
akın akınrushing, surging
akça pakçapretty (white skinned, pale complexion) girl
alacalı bulacalı (alaca bulaca)many coloured, spotted
alet edevatparaphernalia, gadgets
alık alıkstupidly, alık alık bakmak, to gawk, to gorpe at
allak bullakshambolic, allak bullak etmek, to jumble up
allı pullucolorful and decked out with spangles, showily dressed
anlı şanlıflamboyant, renowned
apul apulwith waddling steps, toddling
ardı ardınaback to back
aval avalstupidly (slang)
avuç avuçlavishly, in handfuls
bangır bangıra bangır bangır bağırmak, to shout loudly
bas basbas bas bağırmak, to shout at the top of one's voice
başa başneck-and-neck, dead equal, par
başka başkaone by one, separately, different
başka bırısomeone else
başlı başınaon one's own, independent
baştan başafrom top to bottom, through and through
bata çıkato come down to, with difficulty, to flounder
belli belirsizuncertain, indistinct
bıcı bıcıbıcı bıcı yapmak, to take a bath (child language)
bıngıl bıngılfat and bulging, blubbery, quivering like jelly
bili bilichuckie, chuckie (a call for chickens)
bire bir one to one
boğum boğum gnarled
boşu boşunain vain, needlessly, unnecessarily, uselessly
bön bönvacantly, bön bön bakmak, to look vacantly
buram burama lot, in clouds of
burcu burcufragrant smelling
büklüm büklümcurly, in curls
cayır cayır fiercely, burning furiously
cazır cazır burning with a crackly noise
cır cır chattering continuously, a cırcır is a cicada
cıvık cıvık yıvış yıvış
cıvıl cıvılalive and kicking, frisky
cıyak cıyakwith a screech; with a squawk
cızır cızırwith a sizzling noise
cik cikwith a sizzling or sputtering sound
cümbür cemaatthe whole lot, the whole caboodle
çalı çırpı sticks and twigs, brushwood
çangıl çungulwith a clatter or a crash
çangır çungurwith a clatter or a crash
çatır çatırwith a crackling noise, easily, without difficulty
çatır çuturbreaking with a crack or a crunch
çeşit çeşitassorted, varied, all kinds of
çıldır çıldırbrightly, with a sparkle, brilliantly
çıngır çıngırtinklingly, with a tinkle or a rattle
çıpı çıpıchild's language taking a bath
çıt çıt or çıtçıta snap fastener, press-stud, nail-clipper
çıtı pıtıpetite, dainty
çıtır çıtırwith a crackling sound, crispy, crunchy
çoluk çocukwife and children, household
çör çöp or çer çöplitter, sweepings, trash
daldan dala from branch to branch, always on the move
darı darına or dar darınanarrowly, hardly, barely ,narrowly, hardly, barely
derin derindeeply
dırdırcontinuous grumbling, nagging
dişe diştit for tat, retaliation (from diş, tooth)
diz dizewith knees together
doğru düzgünstraight and correct
düşe kalkawith great difficulty, struggling along/on
eciş bücüşshapeless, crooked, distorted
eğri büğrücrinkly, contorted, twisted, gnarled
el elehand in hand, hand by hand, hand to hand
elden ele from hand to hand
enine boyunain length and breadth, broadly, in length, in depth
eski püsküshabby, ragged, worn-out, threadbare, tattered, tatty
estek köstekso so, that's the way it is
ev barkhose and home, home and family
falan feşmekan and so on, etcetera, blah blah
falan filan and so on, etcetera, blah blah
feryat figanwailing, in squalls
fıkır fıkırlively and flirtatious
fır fıraround and around (from fırlamak, to dodge about, pop up)
fırıl fırılwhirling around
fırt fırtbumpety bump
fıs fısin whispers, whispering
fısıl fısılin whispers, whispering
fısır fısırwith a sizzle or a hissing
fış fışwith a swish or a rustle
fışır fışırwith a swishing or a rustling
fokur fokurbubblingly hot and noisy, frothing up
gelişi güzel (gelişigüzel)haphazard, slapdash
gani ganiabundantly
gıcır gıcırsqueaky clean, brand new
gıdım gıdım inching along, bit by bit
gide gide (gitgide)as it goes, gradually
göz gözeeye to eye, to eyeball s.o.
göze gözan eye for an eye, (a tooth for a tooth)
güm gümwith loud thumps, bangs, bumps
gümbür gümbürthundering, with a thunder, rumblingly, with a rumble
günden günefrom day to day, daily
günü gününeto the very day
gürül gürülwith a gurgling sound, in a loud/rich voice
güzel güzelcalmly and quietly, peacefully
haldır haldırspeedily and noisily
harala gürelehustle and bustle
hıpur hupurscoffing food, guzzling
harıl harılassiduously, diligently, intensely, intensively
hava cıvanonsense, stuff and nonsense, bosh, naff
hırıl hırılwheezy, rattling
hışır hışırwith a rustling sound
hop hop stop!, a warning shout
horul horulsnoring loudly
hüngür hüngürcrying one's eyes out, sobbing uncontrollably
ıvır zıvırbits and pieces, unimportant details, trifling things
ıvır zıvır abur cubur this and that, one thing and another
içten içeinwardly, secretly
incik boncukcheap and tawdry jewelry, baubles, trinkets
kapış kapışgreedily, in a mad scramble
kara karabrooding(ly)
karınca kararıncain a small way
karış karışevery inch of, inch by inch
kaşık kaşıkby/in spoonfuls
kerli ferli(middle-aged or elderly man) who is dignified and dressed to the nines
kıkır kıkırgigglingly, laughing internally
kıpır kıpırfidgety, restless
kıtır kıtırcrisp, crackly, crunchy
konu komşuthe neighbours, the whole neighbourhood
körü körünehit or miss, blindly, carelessly
kös köslooking neither right nor left
kucak kucakby the armloads, by the armfuls, in abundance
kuçu kuçuchild's language doggie, bow-wow, woof-woof, used to call a dog
küt kütpit a pat, a knocking
lami cimi There are no "buts" about it!, That's the way it's got to be!
lapa lapa(for snow to fall) in big flakes
mırıl mırılwith a mutter, in low, mumbling tones; in a grumbling murmur
mışıl mışıl(sleeping) soundly
omuz omuzashoulder to shoulder, side by side
paldır güldürheadlong, pell-mell, helter-skelter
parıl parıl brilliantly, glitteringly, sparklingly
pat patchug chug
peşi peşineOne after another
pılı pırtıworn-out things, junk, rummage
pır pırwhirring, Get going!, Make tracks!
pırıl pırılsqueaky clean, gleaming
pış pışnasty
pıt pıtpit a pat
pıtır pıtırpit a pat, clickety click
pisi pisipussy, kitty, used in calling cats
pisi pisine in vain, uselessly, for nothing
poh pohflattery, fulsome praise
pütür pütürchapped, cracked, or chilblained
saati saatinepunctually
saçma sapanstuff and nonsense
salkım saçakhanging down untidily
sapır sapırin great quantities and continuously
sere serpemoving freely, comfortably, stretched out at full length,
sıcağı sıcağınawhile the iron is hot
soy sopfamily relations, ancestors
sus pussilent and cowering
süklüm püklümin a crestfallen manner, in a hangdog manner
sürüm sürümto live a life of great misery, be driven from pillar to post
sütlimanvery still and silent, dead calm
süzüm süzüm to behave very coquettishly using face and body movements)
şakır şakır with a jingle, rattle, or clack.
şap şapkissy kissy
şap şuplip smacking, noisy eating
şapır şupurlip smacking eating
şıkır şıkırwith a jingling, clinking noise
şıp şıpa drip drop sound
şıpır şıpırcontinuous dripping
şırıl şırıla continuous splashing
şöyle böyleso so, indifferent, comme ci comme ca
tak takrat tat tat, knock knock
takım takımin groups, in platoons
takır takırvery stiff and dry, very stale food
takır tukurclatter, bang, wallop
tamı tamınaexact, exactly, just so
tangır tangırclatteringly, with a racket
tangır tungurwith a rude clatter
teke tekone to one
tık tıktick tock, rat a tat
tıkır tıkırperfectly,like clockwork
tıkış tıkışcrowded
tıklım tıklımjam packed with people
tıngır tıngıra continual clanging sound
tir tirshivering, trembling
tiril tirilspotlessly clean, gossamer like
topu topuall in all, all told
ucu ucunaent to end, just about
uslu uslupolite(ly)
vızır vızırmoving continually
viyak viyaksquawking
yaka paçaforcibly
yan yanaalongside, adjacent
yana yakılacomplaining(ly)
yarım yamalaksloppy, slipshod
yavaş yavaşslowly, easingly
yıldan yılaannually, year on year
zamazingothingamabob, thngy
zangır zangırshaking violently
zehir zemberekvery poisonous and bitter
zır zırincessant noise nerve-racking
zırıl zırılincessant noise nerve-racking
zırt fırt at any time whatsoever
zırt pırt whenever one feels like it
zırt zırtevery so often