How to Say “Yes and no.” in Japanese

How do you say “Yes and no.” in Japanese?

Today’s phrase is :

Yes and no.


 nantomo ienai

If you want to speak politely, you can say :


 nantomo ienaidesu

  • yes = はい hai
  • and … = と … to …
  • no = いいえ iie

The literal translation of “yes and no” is “はいといいえ”, but that sounds weird. We say “何とも言えない” instead in such cases.