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 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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