It happened to me that i once complimented my friend and this how the conversations go on...

Me: Oh, you look beatiful today!

My Friend: No la, it just so ugly.

Emmmm....what do you think her response? Polite or impolite? Direct agreement or indrect agreement? Direct or indirect disagreement?
It depends.If your friend is a Chinese, it's pretty common for her to say so. Emm, that's what we call "culture", basically. Emotion: smile

but if she was not in a good mood that day, perhaps she would also say "no" . apparently, there's difference beteween these two "no".
Well, may be that's how she says "Thank you", in which case I'd say she was humble and polite.
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In the UK as well, we don't like to accept compliments very graciously I'm afraid, we will usually come back with 'Oh but ......'. we are pleased really, it is just seen as big-headed to agree.
VivianyeeIt happened to me that i once complimented my friend and this how the conversations go on...
Me: Oh, you look beatiful today!
My Friend: No la, it just so ugly.
Emmmm....what do you think her response? Polite or impolite? Direct agreement or indrect agreement? Direct or indirect disagreement?

I once told my crush that she's pretty. I got yelled at as the result. Months later, I tried to do the same. This time she disagreed politely, saying that she's fat and black. I said that it's beautiful women who are fat and black are rare. She said that she's actually glad that there's someone who complimented her. She also said that all along this time, she thought she didn't deserve the word "pretty".