Translation:Doesn't it taste good?
Pretty sure a more accurate translation here would be "Does it not taste good?" It's a small difference in phrasing but it does actually make a difference to the translation. "Doesn't it taste good?" Is trying to confirm that something does, in fact, taste good. "Does it not taste good?" Is asking someone if it tastes bad.
A good explanation of how the different questions work. Can we answer them based on how we would answer the English analogue ? Because "is it not cold?" either goes "no (it's not cold )" or "yes (it is cold )". For the kunai construction do positive and negative remain the same way around ?
I think this translation IS wrong. It is not asking does it taste good, it is asking, does it taste bad. But the English is asking for an emphatic agreement that yes, it sure is good. The Japanese phrasing is more concerned that the person won't like it, than expecting an emphatic agreement that it tastes good.
Take off the か and the sentence is "it doesn't tastw good"
Add the か the sentence becomes a question right?
So "does it taste good" is not the best translation for this.
There arw alot of sentences that confused me with these double negatives.....
Im just gonna stick with 口に会いますか
If it's said as a sentence, おいしくない definitely means that the food tastes bad, but adding a "question word" or questioning tone doesn't necessarily change the meaning... Iirc the response to this statement is usually something along lines of "no, it's actually really quite tasty." The confusion arising here is that English speakers tend to linguistically imply that their food could only taste good (brag) and Japanese speakers tend to linguistically imply that their food could possibly taste bad (humble). This is also part of the trouble with the perception that English speakers and especially US citizens are being arrogant, since we by default speak very highly of ourselves in circumstances that others would be much more humble.
That would be grammatically incorrect English and shouldn't be accepted,
"Be" describes a state and is used with adjectives.
"Do" is an action used with verbs.
"Tasty" is an adjective so would need a form of "be (is/am/are)".
You can "Be tasty" but you can't "Do tasty" so you can say "It is tasty" and "Isn't it tasty" but never "It does tasty" or "doesn't it tasty"
"Doesn't it taste good" is acceptable because "taste" is a verb.