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See, Nadal is not the only no? user

VingaRafel
06-24-2005, 07:20 PM
This is from Feliciano's interview?

Q. Safin said that he had a lot of trouble with your lefty serve. I was wondering if you felt your serve was working better than usual or is it a general thing?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: No, my serve was working quite good today, no? But usually is one of my best weapons, serve, no? So it was nothing different than the other days.

Probably I got a nice percentage on my first serve, so this makes my game more regular, no?

Q. Do you feel you can go really far in this tournament?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: Well, what I feel now is just that I am in the fourth round for the third time in my career and I just feel that it's a great opportunity to go far, no?

But for sure if Mario win the match, I think he's winning, is going to be very tough, no? He's a grass court specialist. I just have to think in that match, nothing else.

:devil: This is the way we Spaniards do it, no ? :)

mickymouse
06-24-2005, 07:36 PM
I think it's not 'no', but 'you know'. Many English speakers do shorten it to 'know', which sounds like 'no'.

CooCooCachoo
06-24-2005, 07:42 PM
:lol: Justine would say he is one, for sure.

oneandonlyhsn
06-24-2005, 08:05 PM
Feli :hug: too effing cute

deliveryman
06-24-2005, 08:16 PM
Let's have everyone start speaking in Spanish, then start ridiculing them for every grammatical error that they make.

Lee
06-24-2005, 08:20 PM
Let's have everyone start speaking in Spanish, then start ridiculing them for every grammatical error that they make.


:rolleyes: I believe the poster who starts this thread has Spanish as native language and nobody here is ridiculing Lopez or Nadal. They are having fun because of the constant use of no by both players and actually, it's quite endearing.

VingaRafel
06-24-2005, 08:21 PM
:rolleyes: I believe the poster who starts this thread has Spanish as native language and nobody here is ridiculing Lopez or Nadal. They are having fun because of the constant use of no by both players and actually, it's quite endearing.

Thank you ;) No need to say more. :worship:

Suzi
06-24-2005, 08:23 PM
I noticed that but thought it was kinda sweet!

deliveryman
06-24-2005, 08:24 PM
That post was obviously meant for non-Spanish speaking people in this forum.

NicoFan
06-25-2005, 12:46 AM
Oh, how cute! And no one is making fun of Feli or Rafa. Its adorable. And the way Spanish guys speak English is extraordinarily sexy.

And besides VingaRafel is from Spain...she isn't making fun of herself.

VingaRafel
06-25-2005, 02:04 AM
And besides VingaRafel is from Spain...she isn't making fun of herself.

Thank you NicoFan for getting the point of this thread.

But let me just rephrase your last sentence please: HE isnt' making fun of HIMSELF. ;) :D

Fedex
06-25-2005, 02:33 AM
:lol: Justine would say he is one, for sure.
:haha: :rolls:

NATAS81
06-25-2005, 03:05 AM
The thread was worth the press release. But, it didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know. That being that the majority of Spanish speaking players commonly end their sentences with "no?".

Chloe le Bopper
06-25-2005, 04:01 AM
I see that deliveryman is stupid-ing it up in yet another thread :D

Experimentee
06-26-2005, 04:47 PM
Tommy Robredo uses no often too. Most Spanish players say it.

Peoples
06-26-2005, 09:46 PM
It's just because they're Spanish, no?

NicoFan
06-26-2005, 10:04 PM
Thank you NicoFan for getting the point of this thread.

But let me just rephrase your last sentence please: HE isnt' making fun of HIMSELF. ;) :D

I am so sorry...lol! I don't know why I thought you were a woman.

Otra vez - lo siento. :)

star
06-26-2005, 10:26 PM
I think it's not 'no', but 'you know'. Many English speakers do shorten it to 'know', which sounds like 'no'.

Not native English speakers. No native speaker would say "know" instead of "you know." At most they would shorten it to "ya know." But it wouldn't make any sense to say just "know."

Anyway, this is one of the most charming things about a Spanish accent -- the "no?" at the end of the sentence. I love it. :hearts: It makes me want to speak like that, no? It's so cute, no?

propi
06-26-2005, 10:51 PM
The "no" thingy is just English "he's cute, isn't he?".
They just take it from Spanish and paste it at the end of the sentence :p

LaTenista
06-27-2005, 02:42 AM
During my normal work day I converse on the phone with foreigners who speak English as a 2nd language. Whenever I don't think they understand what I'm talking about I always ask "Do you know what I mean?" or "Do you have any more questions?" to make sure they are following me.

BTW Federer uses you know in his post match interviews more frequently than Nadals says "no?". I find this quite interesting as his mother is from South Africa - where English and Afrikkaans (sorry if I've mispelled that) is spoken - and even his English isn't perfect (last 3 or 4 transcripts I read I found at least 1-2 mistakes in each) but I don't see anyone pointing that out.

Devotee
06-27-2005, 03:24 AM
What ever happened to using "verdad" at the end of Spanish sentences?
Is that in a more formal context?

propi
06-27-2005, 04:54 PM
What ever happened to using "verdad" at the end of Spanish sentences?
Is that in a more formal context?
Well when I was younger some centuries ago :p noone of us in my classroom could deal with the question tags in English, so the teacher told us to understand them bit better that those like "he's cute, isn't he?" were like our "no" questions, and others like "he's cute, is he?" were like our "verdad" questions.
Said that I don't find differences in context, noone of them seems to be more polite or smarter than the other :confused: of course that' s what I think :o