My daughter understands Japanese well than I thought.

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Nov 16, 2017 10:25
My daughter understands Japanese well than I thought. We went to a restaurant yesterday because she was discharged from the hospital. When she saw bread that was brought to other table, she said "pa." She wanted to say "pan" that means bread in Japanese. I asked her she wanted to have bread. She nodded many times. I thought she just understood only "bread" and nodded, so I asked her again she didn't want to have bread. Then she shook her head. I was surprised she understood what I asked her. Of course I ordered bread.


How to answer positive and negative questions in Japan.

"Do you want to have bread?"
If you want to have bread, you say yes.
If you don't want to have bread, you say no.

"Don't you want to have bread?"
If you want to have bread, you say "no."
If you don't want to have bread, you say "yes."
娘は私が思っているより日本語をよくわかっていました。昨日娘の退院祝いにレストランに行きました。他のテーブルに運ばれるパンを見て、娘は「パ」と言いました。「パン」と言いたいのです。私は娘にパン食べたい?と聞きました。娘は頷きました。「パン」だけ聞き取って答えているなと思ったので今度は「パン食べたくない?」と聞きました。そしたら首を振ったのです。私が何を聞いたのかちゃんと理解していて驚きました。もちろんパンを注文しました。


日本での肯定と否定の質問への答え方。

「パン食べたい?」
もし食べたいなら「はい」
食べたくないなら「いいえ」

「パン食べたくない?」
もし食べたいなら「いいえ」
食べたくないなら「はい」