How to disagree when someone says 没关系 or 没有意思?

May 27, 2010, 01:43 AM posted in I Have a Question

Hi everybody,

I have found a few situations where I am not sure how to reply to 没关系 and 没意思.

For example:

没关系的 (It's no problem)

I can't simply say 有关系的, right?  What is the simplest, most natural and direct way to say "It is a problem"?

做这样没意思 (Doing it this way is pointless)

Can I simply say 有意思 if I disagree?  I feel that it isn't appropriate here, but am not sure.  What's the natural way to say it?



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May 27, 2010, 02:34 AM

有问题  。。(if there is a problem)   

不同意 。。 (if you disagree with something)  

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Thanks Bodawei,

I have used 有问题 before, but never 不同意, although it seems obvious now. I think I said 不对 in the past. Are these suggestions from your experience, or where you specifically taught them?

By the way, I would be interested in seeing any comment you might write in my current 中文吧. Only if you have the time and inclination of course.

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Both terms are from experience talking with/listening to native speakers - 不同意! can be used quite forcefully in an argument. The tones butóngyì lend themselves to emphasis, hey? :)

有问题 and 没有问题 are high frequency - actually just 没问题 where the mei becomes m.. it sounds like 'mwenti'.

I'll look at 中文吧 later; should be working. :-(

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May 28, 2010, 09:06 AM

disagree with 没关系




怎么没关系?(if there is a problem)


if you disagree with pointless,you can say:


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Hi suansuanru

Thanks for this - useful stuff. I can see that my suggestions are rather crude by comparison.