See also: Hayır

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish خیر‎, from Persian نخیر(naxeyr, no), from Arabic خَيْر(ḵayr, good, well). The word partially replaced previously prevalent yok, although the latter is still more common.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

hayır

  1. no, nope
    Öğretmen misin? — Hayır.
    Are you a teacher? — No.

InterjectionEdit

hayır

  1. no
    Hayır! Yapma!
    No! Don't do it!

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