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leo1

leo1

In lesson 3.1 Matthias tells Sandra: Hey, du siehst ja nicht gerade sehr froh lich aus! why is the word "ja" used after nicht? Does it emphasize her not looking happy? Thank you for your help.
Paul-Weber

Paul-Weber

Hi there, yes, that's exactly why. It's colloquial to add a "ja" and it has the function of emphasizing the fact that Sandra is not looking happy. I hope that helps. Paul

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