In a Japanese dictionary entry for the word なにか, I came across the following definition:
The example sentence is
- Does this mean 何か can be used to literally mean "No"? If so, is it like a more polite "no" (rather than saying "いえ", which is too direct or something)? Or perhaps it's a "no" but with less certainty (more like "hmm, not sure")?
- I'm unable to read the example sentence. Is it written in an old/classical style? And in general, when Japanese dictionaries use classical Japanese for an example sentence, does that signify that the way the word is being used isn't as common in modern Japanese?