Yes or No in English, Russian and Chinese. Simple concepts - different meanings.
We explore the striking absence of a direct equivalent for 'No' in Chinese, and contrast this with the stark, definitive 'Nyet' in Russian. The diversity in expressing these two simple, yet profound words 'Yes' and 'No' in these languages opens up a captivating exploration of cultural contrasts and similarities.
We also invite esteemed guests from the fields of linguistics, sociology, and cross-cultural studies to tackle a captivating question: Does the language difference lead to cultural disparity, or is it the culture that forms the basis for differences in language?
Through thought-provoking discussions and expert insights, this episode promises to broaden your horizons and deepen your understanding of the intricate link between language and culture. Tune in for an exciting linguistic journey that's bound to leave you contemplating the power and influence of a simple 'Yes' or 'No'.Support the show