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Wondered when to use ja and when to use jo to answer a question in Swedish? This blog post answers the question for us. Jo is used to answer questions with a negative word in them. For example:

Ska du gå på lektionen? - Ja det ska jag. Are you going to attend the lesson? - Yes I am.

Skulle du inte gå på lektionen? - Jo det skulle jag. Were you not going to attend the lesson? - Yes I was.

Jo is used anytime the question has a word such as inte, inga, aldrig, knappast etc. Read the article for more Swedish example sentences.