"The yes"

January 14, 2013


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

January 24, 2013

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.

January 14, 2013

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

January 14, 2013

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.

January 18, 2013

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

January 22, 2013

"Ja" as a noun, is neuter. "Das Ja".

January 22, 2013

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

March 23, 2013

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.

April 2, 2013

It's just as weird in German.

April 6, 2013
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