How do you say yes/no questions?

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  1. Agentt

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    So, I realised that in my native language, Hindi,
    Do you have a pen
    Will literally be translated to
    What you have pen?

    And I asked an Indonesian friend of mine, and he said
    Do you have a pen
    Will be literally translated to
    Pen, yes or no?

    And I believe in Tamil,
    Do you have a pen
    Will be translated to
    Pen?

    So, how do you ask yes/no questions in your language?
     
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    Drakaos Member (Patriarch?) of the Anti-Qidian Sect

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    Well from Chinese, "Do you have a pen" would literally be translated as
    "You have, no have a pen?"
     
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    I assume they are the two option I have to choose from?
     
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    ($pen ? "Yes":"No")
     
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    @.@)??
    Is that some sort of computer language?
     
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    Hey, you have pen no.
     
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    It is Regex, the bane of many a computer programmer.
     
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    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    Yes, the ternary operator which is mostly the same in many programming languages (with exceptions of some of the verbose languages that would use an if else syntax(Python/VB))
     
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    Do you have a pen?
     
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    @.@)???????
    Pythons are cute.

    Hm, there is a do word in your language?
     
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    SerialBeggar Hate your family? Got no friends? Gimme your stuff

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    I'm surprised no one has submitted how Yoda would say it.
     
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    aegis062 Chaotic Demon Emperor

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    In Spanish. tu tienes una pluma? Si o no (yes or no)
    some other Spanish speaking countries have other words for pen

    Lapis = pencil.
    lapicero = pen or la lapicera
     
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    Ah, have pen, do you?

    Uhhhhhhh, can you translate each word individually for me?
     
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    No, that isn't regex, and not sure why you think regex is the bane, it is awesome.

    Aka, it is a common command in most programming languages, not limited to a single one.

    And Python is a programming language, not the snake. It uses a different syntax like:

    "Yes" if pen else "No"

    PS If you like pythons so much, how about sleeping in a bed of pythons?
     
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    I see.
    I imagine a bed of pythons to be quite hard and suffocating . They are danger noodle. Cute but deadly
     
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    I have an apple.

    :blobbunny::derpyblob::blob_grin::blobowoevil::blobowoevil_horns::blobowoevil_horns::blobowoevil_horns:
     
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    Quack
     
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    You have pen?
     
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    pen have?
    or
    gib pen.....
     
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    No, that's not translated literally,
    Translated literally it's perhaps closer to "Whether you have a pen?"; it's too formal, though.
    In casual settings we say it closer to what you wrote