I've heard many times people saying something what I've heard like 'Ja, imm' oder 'Ja, ihm' meaning 'Yes, exactly'. However, I couldn't find such phrase, so I think I could have heard that word not correctly.

What is that word in that phrase? Is it some regionalism (I've heard that in Bavaria), or jargon?

  • Ja, immer? --> Yes, always?
    – alk
    Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 18:24
  • @alk I'm sure it was used in the meaning, 'exactly', and I haven't heard any sound after 'm'
    – user1690
    Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 18:33
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    Too specialized, ask it in Chat. Nobody will ever have the same question, nor will it be helpful in similar situations. Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 12:26
  • I have also heard version, it can be 'stimmt'
    – user1690
    Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 20:24
  • Not to specialized, see accepted answer. I hear it almost on daily basis.
    – user1690
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 13:54

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I'm pretty sure you've heard "Ja, eben" which is reduced in speech to "Ja, ehm" which may sound like "Ja, ihm" when e turns to m. The word eben is in the meaning of bestätigt which means acknowledged.


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