I know this is more a question about behaviour and cultural differences rather than about the german language but I still hope that it fits into this forum. If not please let me know and I will have my question removed.
What could be expressed by "Ja, klar" in different situations?
the accepted answer is:
I think that there are three main meanings for this expression.
- First and more literal one is one you want to say that you agree with what the other people just said.
- When you want to say that what the other people said is obvious and unnecessary.
- In a sarcastic way when you want to say what the other people said is just no sense.
I have been living in Germany for almost 15 years and even after all these years this still bothers me a lot because they often look stunned when saying it and even do not add anything to that answer. Even if the question asked was not trivial at all. This makes them appear to be very arrogant although I know they aren't (many germans I love and know very well do it).
Thank you very much in advance for any good hint.