help.... someone.... please....
how would you answer these questions:
Don't you eat?
"Yes, I eat." or "No, I eat" ?
Is nobody here intelligent?
"Yes, somebody here is intelligent"
"No, somebody here is intelligent"
Thanks for clarification, TheParser, because in Turkish we reply these kind of questions another way round and sometimes it's a bit confusing.
An example (The translation is literal):
Mutlu değil misin? (Aren't you happy?)
Evet, değilim. (Yes, I am not)
Hayır, mutluyum. (No, I am)
My answer are :
Yes , I want to eat .
No , I ate two hours ago .
Last edited by Vladimir_al; 05-Feb-2010 at 11:10.
It took me quite a few times of making an error with my mother-in-law. If you ask her, and other older Germans, if they would like another cup of coffee, for example, they would say either "Danke" or "Ja" I always assumed that if they said Danke, (thank you) that meant thanks, yes, I would like some more. Not so. If they say "danke", it means, thanks but no, I don't want any more.