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When do we use fena and when kötü?
Please, write a sentence with them.

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    KÖTÜ
    1. adj opposite of good
    2. Harmful, dangerous
    3. Causing fear or worrisome ("Yabancının bu kötü kastına yalnız azmimizle karşı koyduk." - R. E. Ünaydın)
    4. Rude and insulting ("Kızına söylemedik kötü lakırtı bırakmamış." - M. Ş. Esendal)
    5. Having negative affects on a person or a society
    6. adv Excessive, very ("Kız, oğlana kötü tutuldu.") you can use FENA here.


    Usages are generally similar (especially 1, 2, 3, and 6) but in my opinion FENA is a bit more emphasizing the gravity of the situation. Just remember that in idioms, you cant use synonyms.

     

    They are both adj. They can be use also like adv. They have same meanings.

    ** Başımız fena halde dertte! ** = adj (in this sentnce we don't use ''kötü'')
    ** Kötü söz sahibine aittir. ** = adj (in this sentence we don't use ''fena'')
    ** Kız, oğlana kötü tutuldu. ** = adv. (we can use both)

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