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hayir - yok
1.       am_1010
246 posts
 05 Apr 2014 Sat 08:48 am

a lot of people answer questions by saying yok and not hayir is that ok?

2.       stumpy
638 posts
 05 Apr 2014 Sat 08:50 am

it depends on the question, yok is like not or ain´t

3.       denizli
955 posts
 05 Apr 2014 Sat 09:06 pm

They are usually interchangable. When I went to Turkey they used yok a lot.


- yok is common in conversation

- yok literally means does not exist

- if someone asks if you like math you could say hayir

- if someone asks if a store is selling a certain item, yok is probabably better

- hayir could sound stronger than yok

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4.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 05 Apr 2014 Sat 11:12 pm

yok has two different meaning

1: it doesnt exist.

2: no

you can hear a long "yooo" meaning "nooo" in english. 2nd meaning.

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5.       livingalive
22 posts
 06 Apr 2014 Sun 06:16 pm

I´d been wondering about that, too. Like in films - somebody dies and the person who tried to save them but couldn´t reaches out with an expression of anguish and yells "YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Which didn´t seem right, as to my knowledge it translated as "THERE ISN´T!" Also people seem to use "Yo" as a more general "no" in casual conversation.

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