We are all reporting "My answer should be accepted.", right? Not just here?
Wow, October 2017 and I got marked wrong for "it's so." DL just doesn't seem to believe this is right.
"It is thus" is not accepted. I know it's archaic... but I have the instinct to translate Romance languages into English like that for some reason.
Spanish as we know it today is nearly the same as it was back when English speakers sounded like the King James Bible. So in a way that makes sense. :-)
I was surprised when I compared Old English to medieval French. The former is unintelligible, the latter is still a lot like modern French. I wonder why English has changed so much...
Unlike Spanish, French, and many other languages, English has no central governing body. It borrows from almost every other language, and evolves as its speakers change their usage over time.
First of all old English is not really the language you should compare medieval French to (that should probably be middle English). The reason old English however is so different to middle English (and thus modern English) is highly debated but I personally prefer the "M.E. creole hypothesis" which suggests that invaders and settlers learning the language did not end up learning it to the level of complexity that it contained and that slowly more people spoke in this simplified manner. Also the previous replies about central bodies are wrong (French and Spanish did not have standardisation at this time either, standardisation almost always began after the printing press reached a region)
Middle English is still mediaeval, but it's much more intelligible than Old English. Still, I agree that English changed more.
The pronunciation is somewhat different, but at least the spelling still makes sense.
I actually don't know how to report it whenever you want. But if you get this question again, then put in your answer again, and then you'll have the option to click on a flag icon and report a problem. You can then say ‘My answer should have been accepted.’. They read those reports, and they do add new answers in response to them; you'll get an email from them if and when they accept yours.
Can any natives/fluent speakers suggest whether this is a commonly used phrase? Is it commonly used in place of "yes"?
why can't i use he or she instead of it? the word es is also referring he and she.
You can. "Es asi" could also refer to a person. "She is that way/He is like that"
it is like that as well as like this? or the word "this" would some other version of "así"?
I cannot see why It is so is not acceptable as it means the same as "It is like that"
This could also be - "That's the way it is". I know because my wife says it to me all the time... :)
i cant associate this ''es asi'' with anything. it is so difficult to understand this phrase :(