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Does haır and yok have the same meanıng? and where to use yok and where to use haır?

Does haır and yok have the same meanıng? and where to use yok and where to use haır?

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    They are used for answering yes/no questions. Practically, you can use them alternatively. In fact, meanings of these words are a bit different:

    HAYIR (=no) X EVET (=yes)
    YOK (does not exist) X VAR (=exists)

    I believe the nuance between them, is not very important. Mainly, using `Yok` instead of `Hayir` or vice versa is more accurate in some situations. But i really believe that, if you are answering a yes/no question, you can use them alternatively:

    - Araban var mı? (=Do you have a car?)
    - "Evet, var" or "Evet" or "Var" (=yes, i do)
    - "Hayır, yok" or "Hayır" or "Yok" (=no, i don`t)


    - Ödevini yaptın mı? (= Did you do your homework?)
    - "Evet" or "Evet, yaptım" (=yes, i did)
    - "Hayır" or "Hayır, yapmadım" or "Yok, yapmadım" or "Yok"

    hayır and yok(informal:yo)
    hayır:no
    there is/are not=yok
    have/has not=yok
    i havent a car=arabam yok
    there arent a book in table=masada bir kitap yok
    ....

    'Hayır' simply means 'no'.

    'Yok' means 'not present' or 'inexistant'.
    (as var is 'fee' in arabic, yok is 'ma-feesh')

    The word yok can be used instead of 'hayır' but I wouldn't recommend it.

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