Person A: 你快乐吗? - Are you happy?

Person B: 我常常是。-I often am.

Person A: 有意思。- Interesting.

Person B: 你没有不对。- You are not wrong.

Would this exchange make sense to a 中国人? Does it sound natural and are the translations correct?

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"你快乐吗?" sounds normal enough

"我常常是" sounds too 'English' . Native Chinese would reply: "我常常都很快乐"

"有意思" sounds normal enough, but it implies the answer is somewhat unexpected

The last line has the most problem:

"你没有不对" means "you didn't do anything wrong"

For "you are not wrong" in this context, native Chinese would say: " 你说得对" or "你说得没错". Both mean "you are right"


I'm afraid I fail to see why that is 'interesting'. I'd put it like this:

A: Are you happy? 你开心吗?
B: I often am. 我通常很开心。
A: (That is) Interesting. 这很有趣。
B: You're not wrong. 你没说错。
(Me: Really? Why? That's very normal.真的?为什么? 这很正常丫!)

Or, alternatively:
A: Are you Happy? 你是开心果?
B: No, I'm Sleepy? 不,我是瞌睡虫。

  • It would make sense if A thought B 's life is miserable-- A: "你快乐吗?" B: "我常常都很快乐" A "有意思, 你没钱,没工作,没女朋友,但是你说你常常都很快乐..." B: "你说得没错, 我没钱,没工作,没女朋友, 但是我常常都很快乐"
    – Tang Ho
    Dec 7, 2017 at 23:50

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