https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robertwalser

"The yes"

January 14, 2013

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rodgersmc

I can think of philosophical examples from existentialism and phenomenology... "The 'yes' which precedes all thought, all action..." or something like that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robertwalser

Translate "The yes" into English please. Hmm. "Das ja" was accepted but I'm not really sure what that phrase means in English or German.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hohenems

Who knows?
- "Do you want me to hit the "yes" button or the "no" button?"
- "The yes."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pkubl

That would be referring to the gender of button, so I'm still unsure. I know they use articles more, but maybe it's obscure.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/colondee

I think it's to do with votes, perhaps abetter translation would be aye, yea or yay


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Goodoldays

Do most words not normally used as nouns have neuter case, like yes?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otherberlingirl

This is a weird translation-- as a native English speaker, I would never refer to 'yes' with the article 'the' unless a word followed it, like Hohenems suggested.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NosAstra

It's just as weird in German.

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