The other day, we did this in our B1 German evening course and laughed a lot : )
It’s not always peace, joy and happiness. Yes, of course it’s nice when everything always runs smoothly, the weather is nice, the food tastes good, the company is nice. All this contributes to well-being and relaxation, it makes everyday life easier, it lifts the spirits. But life doesn’t always work like that. That would be totally boring. There’s the work that doesn’t want to get done, colleagues who constantly want something from you, there’s the little sister or brother who won’t leave you alone, the neighbor who complains at every little peep. The dishwasher needs to be emptied, but you’d rather sit lazily in front of the TV, the bathroom needs to be cleaned before the evening with friends can begin, mom says “Do this”, dad says “But first you have to…”. Oh, it was so much fun to practice how to react annoyed in German in our German course : )) In every language, emotions have different intonation, different stresses. So you often think that Chinese are scolding each other, although the conversation is actually neutral. Only, our EARS hear it differently, because we are used to it differently on the basis of our own language.
The expression “Geht’s noch?!” means something like “Are you crazy? How can you think such a thing! How can you want something like that from me?!” The emphasis here is on the “Geht’s” The voice is a little deeper and you feel a pressure in your throat. With “noch” the voice goes steeply upward to mark the question. This is how this expression gets its intensity. If you put the emphasis differently, this reproach no longer works. Try it out: Geht’s (voice lower, pressure in the throat) noch (voice steeply upward)?