Saying no in English - exercises

saying no in English - interactive Exercises


To say no is not always easy, especially in a foreign language. The English language avoids direct negativity.
Therefore, it is necessary, in order not to cause intercultural friction, to "sugarcoat" a negation with extenuating phrases.
As verbal "aribag" words like Unfortunately, sorry, would rather, would prefer, I am afraid come in very handy.
English speakers often do not take well to direct negativity and mutual rapport might cool down to the freezing point, although there was no harm intended.

Nein sagen auf Englisch