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"Hayır, hiçbir şey iyi değil."

Translation:No, nothing is fine.

April 9, 2015



So this is a double negative that doesn't become positive, hiç and değil?

April 9, 2015


in Turkish double negatives never become positive, we always use them like they are.

April 9, 2015


I think we should think as a turkish peaple if we need to talk türkçe

January 27, 2017


Evet evet

August 26, 2017


Elbette! This is the most challenging aspect in (any) language learning! And if you reach this stage, the rest is piece of cake :)

October 5, 2018


Now I've learned a phrase I can use to describe my life.

Thanks Duo :)

July 26, 2017


Hiç yoktan iyidir!

June 1, 2018


iyi degil it means is not fine. and hicbir sey means nothing. why then the entire sentence means nothing is fine? logic sound to be nothing is mot fine

February 25, 2016


Turkish does use double negatives, unlike English :)

February 25, 2016


Most European languages use double negatives.

March 11, 2017


Arabic too. But the point here is they mean positive!

October 5, 2018


So in other words you can't just say "Hiçbir şey iyi" to mean nothing is fine, you must include the değil after it?

April 3, 2017


Right! You need to double up!

April 3, 2017


ok thanks

April 6, 2017


What think I'm not understanding is the 3 negatives: hayır, hiçbir and değil. Are there few examples to clear my misunderstandings?

December 8, 2018


My understanding is: Hayır = no Hiçbir = none Değil = not [preceding adjective]

March 30, 2019


Can this sentence be used to express, "no, nothing is good", for instance, when you are asked about a collection of items or merchandise>

November 18, 2016


Sorry, but last week in my Turkish class, the teacher gave me a lesson from the TÖMER course : Biçimce olumsuz anlamaca olumlu : kimi cümlelerde olumsuzluk eki bulunduğu halde anlam olumludur. Seni aramadı değil (aradı)..... So that is meaning the opposite of what is here, and she is native Turkish.

July 24, 2017


I think they should revisit these (double-negative) sentences. They defy logic. It is not about Turkish, English or any other language. It is about logic. Language and logic go hand in hand.

October 5, 2018


a qq

December 24, 2017


OK, so literally it is "No (hayir), nothing (hiçbir şey) is not (değil) fine (iyi)" but it means "No, nothing is fine" so 'değil' has no meaning in this sentence? Is this how everybody says it or just some people? Can we say "Hayir, hiçbir şey ıyı"?
If it doesn't mean "no, nothing is fine" what does it mean?

January 1, 2019
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