If you are looking for rental accommodation in Turkey (or even to buy) you will find many adverts written in Turkish.

Here is some useful vocabulary to help you decipher the advert and discover a new home for you and your family.

Turkish Phrase English Meaning
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Acenta komisyonu Agency fee
Aidat Monthly fee
Apartman Building or residence
Arsa Vacant lot
Asansör Lift
Aylık kira bedeli Monthly rental amount
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Bahçe Garden
Bahçe Katı Garden or ground floor
Bahçe Garden
Balkon Balcony
Banyo Bathroom
Banyo Sayısı Number of Bathrooms
Beyaz Eşya White goods, appliances
Bina Yaşı Building age
Bina Building
Binadaki Kat Sayısı Number of floors in the building
Bodrum, Bodrum Kat Basement, basement floor
Boş Empty
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Çatı katı Top floor
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Daire Flat
Deposit Rental deposit
Doğalgaz Natural gas
Duş Shower
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Emlakçı Real estate agency
Envanter Inventory
Eski bina Old building
Ev House
Ev sahibi Owner
Ev sigortası Home insurance
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Fiyat Aralığı
Price range
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Garaj Garage
Giriş katı Ground floor
Günlük Kiralık Daily rental
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Isıtma Heating
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Kapıcı Concierge/doorman
Kira Rent
Kira bedeli Rental Amount
Kira müddeti Rent period
Kira sözleşmesi Rental agreement
Kiracı Tenant
Kiracılı Rented
kiralik For rent
Klima Air conditioner
Konut Residential housing
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Mahallesi District
Manzara View
Mobilya Furniture
Mobilyalı daire Furnished flat
Mutfak Kitchen
Mobilyasız daire Unfurnished flat
Mülk Sahibi
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Oda Room
Oda sayısı Number of rooms excluding living room
Ortak Giderler Common Expenditures
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sahibinden From owner
Sahip/Sahibi Owner, landlord
Salon Living room
satılık For sale
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Yatakodası Bedroom
Yeni bina New building
Yerden Isıtma Under-floor heating
Yönetici Building manager
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Zemin, Zemin Katı
Ground floor
Some useful websites to help with your search include:

http://istanbul.en.craigslist.com.tr/search/hhh (Be wary of higher prices than other sites though)

(!) TIP: When you are considering your options, pay particular attention to the currency the rental is paid in relative to the currency you are being paid in. If your rent is due in a foreign currency and the Lira loses value against that currency, you may find yourself paying more in rent as the lease goes on.

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