You can certainly use other words to express your agreement. However, please note that Russians agree with the speaker, which can be a little confusing for English speakers, i.e., if a Russian says: " Вы не можете знать это наверняка" (You don't know it for sure, do you?) the reply would be: "Да. Я не знаю" (Yes. I don't know.) - rather than in English, where the standard reply would be: "No, I don't know."
Find out how to pronounce да and other useful words in this free Russian lesson.
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Yes of course…
You might want to use other words with Да too. Let's check out the following phrases:
Yes, that's everything.
Yes, very much.
Yes, it's true.
Да, если можно.
Da esli mozhna
Yes, if possible.
Also, you can use other phrases to express your agreement in Russian, like:
Please also note that Да sometimes doesn't mean "yes". For instance, in the phrase Да нет the word Да just softens нет (no), which makes a refusal sound more polite!
Well, that’s it for now. I hope you found this helpful.
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