Today the final match of Eurobasket 2017 will be played between Slovenia and Serbia. It seems that Isnabulites haven’t really noticed that they are hosting basketball championship, however, it’s a big news in Slovenia. There is no one who hasn’t heard about today’s match in Slovenia and it will be even more interesting since we are playing against Serbia. (Approximately 2% of inhabitants in Slovenia are Serbs.)
But I am sure that Eurobasket won’t remain unnoticed in Istanbul today because there are 9 charter flights coming from Ljubljana (+ 2 regularly scheduled flights). And most of the fans are dressed in bright green colour. It’s the first time Slovenia is playing in the finals of Eurobasket and no matter who the winner will be (I mean of course Slovenia, but… ;), Slovenia will become the smallest country (population wise) to win a medal in Eurobasket.
(If you want to learn more facts about Slovenia, click here.)
Here are some useful words in Turkish and Slovenian which might be useful these days.
(Turkish pronunciation: c = dž; j =ž; ı = polglasnik; i = i, ş = š; ç = č; ğ = se ne izgovori, podaljša samoglasnik pred njim)
(Slovenian pronunciation: c = ts; j = y; ž = j; i/I = i; š = ş; č = ç)
Slovenija – Slovenya
Turčija – Türkiye
Srbija – Sırbıstan
tekma – maç
košarka – basketbol
sodnik – hakem
navijač – taraftar
žoga – top
zelena – yeşil
Kdor ne skače ni Slovenc – Zıplamayan Sloven değildir. (Boş ver, sadece zıpla.)
Slovenija bo zmagala. – Slovenya kazanacak.
Slovenija je prvak. – Slovenya şampiyon oldu.
Ja – Evet
Ne – Hayır
Pivo – Bira
Voda – Su
Kava – Kahve
Kava z mlekom – Sütlü kahve
Koliko stane? – Ne kadar?
Letališče – Havalimanı
Hotel – Otel
Prosim – Lütfen.
Eno pivo prosim. – Bir bira lütfen.
Želim/Ne želim – istiyorum/istemiyorum