Si and Doch, the first word is French and the second is German. You say them after someone made a negative statement. The closest translation in English would be, ¨on the contrary.¨
Je ne parle pas Anglais. - Mais si! Tu parles Anglais!
I do not speak German so I cannot give you a German example of this negation in action. My question is this, can anyone tell me about any other languages that also have this? Please feel free to post directly on this blog.