The Turkic languages spread from SE Europe to Western China, with lots of the Central Asian languages being Turkic in origin. Although the writing system of the Turkic languages may differ (Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic alphabets), there are strong similarities in grammar and vocabulary. There is no grammatical gender, which will be a relief to those who have struggled with the concept of masculine and feminine nouns in Romance languages!§Learn Uzbek with uTalk
There's an Uzbek proverb which goes: 'Don't choose a house - choose neighbours. Don't choose a path - choose travelling companians'.
Teahouses, called chaykhanas, are culturally important in Uzbekistan.
Loan words taken from Russian include televizor - televizor in Russian - and telefon trubkasi - telefonnaya trubka in Russian.
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