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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic خَيْر(ḵayr, good, well), probably through Persian نخیر(naxeyr, no). 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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