I'm wondering...

To answer someone's question as to whether something is so or not, can you simply reply, "of course it is!" just as we do in English?

Example: Can you swim? (你会游泳吗?) Of course I can swim! (As in, that's a ridiculous question). (当然啊!)

Thanks in advance!

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    “江主席你觉得董先生连任好不好啊?” “好啊。” “中央也支持他吗?” “当然啦。”
    – Stan
    Jun 10, 2016 at 7:32

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In fact, you can use any word as an exclamation, especially in speech. I'm not aware of any language where this is ungrammatical. Example:

Q: What's your favourite Chinese word?

A: 当然!

  • @sulfly yes. It is correct grammatically, and used in daily conversation. Jun 17, 2016 at 15:27

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