Does the "ja" here mean something more like 'indeed' or some kind of affirmation of the 'thanks'? Sort of like "thanks a lot"?
Don't read too much into it. It's just teaching us two words at the same time.
Maybe someone offered me something generous, and I feel more compelled to thank them before accepting their offer: "Would you like two free tickets to the concert?" "Oh wow! Thanks, yes!"
No it's kind of like when someone offers you coffee and you say thanks, yes ... in English we are just more used to having the yes comes first - as in yes, thank you
Should it also translate to "thank you, yes"? Does Danke only mean Thanks and not Thank You?
you never said "ja
' you never said "Ja" so i typed what i heard, which was danke
Technically, no it is not incorrect. I used the other icon next to this one and flagged the lesson and made that comment
Has anyone else taken any formal German classes? Because I definitely remember from college days that depending on context danke could be thanks or thank you....