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you should say "no, no glass" in order not to confuse people. tough I can understand you...
sorry about my poor english :)
Your response was grammatically correct and your english is just fine.
What you said is grammatically incorrect buddy. "No, no glass" is a common mistake among Chinese speakers.
alright, let's make it clear.
"No glass on the front? "
"No, there isn't." / "Yes, there is"
wondering if i am correct?
The confusion stems (ha!) from the fact that in English, two negatives equal a positive. So "Don't have no glass" means that it does actually have glass. Since the question included a negative, a negative in the reply would actually mean a positive. The clearest answer to the question "No glass on the front?" would have been, "Correct. There is no glass on the front."
From my education, the yes/no should come with the fact following, instead of the direct translation in some language other than English. Many Chinese people make it incorrect by "Yes, it isn't"/"No, it is"
Here, no means not any, which is the negative meaning so I should use no instead of yes, which is a direct translation.
Therefore I think I should say
either "Yes, you're correct. There is no glass in the front" or "No, there is no glass in the front".
Please correct me if I am wrong
feel a little salty :(
I really have no idea why people are turning a discussion forum about a keyboard frame into an English lesson. Yes/correct can be interchangeable in most situations. To answer the original question with "Correct, no glass" would be slightly more proper,or even "Yes. No glass" would work too. Comma or period, yes or correct, it's all just fine.
As I said originally your response was grammatically correct and your english is just fine.
Everyone should just back off and look forward to the drop.
also got no idea why we need to discuss it here.
but, I somehow feel joy from it... more than the keyboard.
Guys/gals. All I asked was if the frame had some glass. The reply was. "Yes, no glass" as in yes you're correct that the frame has no glass. Give him a break. I wouldn't have been able to reply in Chinese.
Hey bud, you don't really have to understand why. Life just happens, and if you aren't in the mood to discuss then don't. It's simple as that. However don't interfere with one's opportunity to learn. I believe it's crucial for people to clear things up, and not to leave with doubts. We don't need to be so OCD that "only keyboard frame" discussions are allowed.
Apparently he derived a sense of joy from the discussion, so "Give him a break" is just you overthinking.