Difference between بلى and نعم

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Did you go to school today? There's two ways to answer this question either yes

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or no.

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So if you're asked, Did you go to school today? And you say, yes, that means you went to school? If he said no, that means you didn't go to school. fairly simple. Now, if someone asks you, did you not go to school today?

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And your answer is, yes. You're actually saying, Yes, I did go to school today.

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And if your answer is no, then you're saying, No, I did not go to school today.

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Correct. Now let's take a look at let's take a look at the Arabic translation of this and how we would use this when you would ask these questions in Arabic and how we can answer them in Arabic.

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So to ask this question, in Arabic, we will say

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the hub

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a little

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madrasa.

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Question

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of the hub that lol madrasa. That is the question. That means did you go to school today? In fact, there should be a today added here. So this should be the hub that will madrasa Allium. Did you go to school today? early on means today. Now if you want to say yes, I did go to school today. You would reply in Arabic by saying

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nom, which means yes. And if you wanted to say no, you would say

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I did not go to school.

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Let's take a look at the other question. Which says Did you not go to school today you will ask this question in Arabic by seeing

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the habita.

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In

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madrasa

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just trying to find over the dollars, I'll do

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another chapter in madrasa

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which means Did you not go to school today?

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The interest. The thing to notice here is that means not.

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And if I wanted to say yes, I did go to school today. I would say,

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Bella.

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And if I wanted to say No, I did not go to school today. I would say

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no. Notice that. In the case of affirmative question, did you go to school today? If I wanted to say yes, I would use now, if I wanted to say no, I will use law. But in the negative question. If I wanted to say yes I would use by law. But if I wanted to say no I did not go to school today, I will use the word now. And this is a subtle difference between the two languages, but it has a large impact on the usage.