Why does this end in a question mark? - "Ja bitte?"
@wthiekle. Please explain this further to me. Why would it be incorrect to answer "Ja, bitte."? Yes = ja, for consenting to the beer and bitte = please, for thanking for the kind act. If you responded to "Would you like a beer?" with "Ja, bitte?" (incl. the question mark), we might assume that the responding speaker did not catch everything of the question. Point is: language exists in context, that we cannot always pinpoint, language is thus ambigue. So "Ja, bitte?" can mean a whole lot!