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Different ways of saying NO? Help
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1.       roxanatv
47 posts
 10 Feb 2013 Sun 06:49 pm

I´ve been having this question for a long time already, Can you give some examples of when to use the following words.

Hayır

Yok

Olmaz

hiç

artık değil

değil

 

Thank you in advanced

2.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 10 Feb 2013 Sun 07:37 pm

 

Quoting roxanatv

 

Hayır: no (standart and most common way)

Yok: no (not standart but still common way of saying no, literally means "doesnt exist")

Olmaz: no way (it doesnt mean exactly no but can be used instead)

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hiç: none

artık değil : not any more, no more

değil: not

 

 



Edited (2/10/2013) by ikicihan
Edited (2/10/2013) by ikicihan

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3.       roxanatv
47 posts
 10 Feb 2013 Sun 10:38 pm

So basically Hayır and Yok can be used in any sentence.? 

4.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 10 Feb 2013 Sun 10:48 pm

 

Quoting roxanatv

So basically Hayır and Yok can be used in any sentence.? 

 

yes, also you can use "yooo" for "nooo"

5.       Laleler
84 posts
 10 Feb 2013 Sun 10:51 pm

actually yok = no in English   No= Laa  in Arabic

Hayır is an Arabic word that means goodness, favor and we also use it in this meaning too.

Hayır =İyilik in Turkish

hayırsever=charitable  hayır demeyi çok seven demek değildir,  iyilik yapmayı seven kişi anlamında bir birleşik kelimedir.

Birisi sizden birşey istediğinde yok (Laa) demeyin (yoksa bile en azından) hayır (bir söz ,iyi dilekler) söyleyin

kaidesince eskiden beri "hayır" sözcüğü "yok" sözcüğü yerine kullanılmıştır.

when someone wants from you does say no (even if you really do not have) say "goodness" (wish good things for them)

so" goodness" word is used instead of "no" word

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6.       Laleler
84 posts
 10 Feb 2013 Sun 10:52 pm

 

Quoting ikicihan

 

 

yes, also you can use "yooo" for "nooo"

 

 yoo is not formal,

7.       roxanatv
47 posts
 10 Feb 2013 Sun 10:53 pm

Haha I won´t be using that when talking to Turks though .

Çok teşekkür ederim!

8.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 10 Feb 2013 Sun 11:03 pm

to differenciate turkish "hayır" (no) with arabic originated "hayr" (goodness), dont use "ı" letter in it. Hayrlı işler, Hayrlı sabahlar, hayrlı akşamlar gibi. Kelimenin doğrusu bu aslında. İster doğrusunu kullanırsınız, ister değişip duran imlâ klavuzunu kullanırsınız.



Edited (2/10/2013) by ikicihan

9.       roxanatv
47 posts
 10 Feb 2013 Sun 11:09 pm

Which form of "No" is more commonly used by Turkish people when answering a "yes or no question.?

10.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 10 Feb 2013 Sun 11:17 pm

 

Quoting roxanatv

Which form of "No" is more commonly used by Turkish people when answering a "yes or no question.?

 

my guess:

80% hayır
15% yok
5% other ways

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