Translation of sir in Spanish:


señor, n.

Pronunciation: /sər//səː/


  • 1

    • 1.1(as form of address)

      (to male customer) señor masculine
      (to male customer) caballero masculine
      (to male teacher) profesor masculine British
      (to male teacher) señor masculine British
      have they arrived, sergeant? — yes, sir ¿ya han llegado, sargento? — sí, mi teniente (/ mi capitán etc. )
      • Private Atkins! — Sir! ¡soldado Atkins! — ¡a la orden mi teniente (/ mi sargento etc. )!
      • Excuse me, sir, but that is none of your business.
      • Well, my good sirs, it appears that, even though we have reported otherwise, the radical threat is still upon us.
      • Lily's head bobbed up and down as she tried to get the man's attention, ‘Excuse me, sir?’
      • ‘Please excuse me, sirs,’ Julian said quietly, then slipped away as discreetly as he could.
      • She turned around and asked of the man, ‘Excuse me, sir, but do you know if that café next door is any good?’
      • We heard you say you want to get on with your life, but, with all due respect, sir, getting on with our lives isn't an option.
      • I respect my elders and always use sir or ma'am when addressing a stranger.
      • He cleared his throat before saying, ‘Excuse me, sirs, but if you don't calm down, we're going to have to ask you to leave.’
      • Audibly, he said, ‘It is my honor, kind sirs, and madam, to welcome you to my home'.
      • As you know, my kind sir, I make rounds of the pupils once a year, checking their grades, and their accomplishments.
      • It's all going according to our master plan, sirs!
      • ‘Here is where your horses will be stabled, sirs,’ the stable boy said, opening the pen with a bow.
      • Do you have any idea how fast you were going, sir?
      • I'm more than ready to get back to work, sir, but I did not mean to usurp your authority.
      • ‘With all due respect, sir, that is not necessary,’ retorted the Coalition soldier.
      • I'm sorry, sirs, but you do not appear to be suitably attired to dine at this establishment.
      • ‘Here you are, ladies, sirs,’ she said, smiling as she slid a platter before each diner, until her tray was empty.
      • ‘She had the devil in her, sirs,’ Parson Evans sighed and put away his handkerchief.
      • When I look nicer and more stylish, people tend to respect me more, address me as sir, give me better service, and all kinds of things.
      • Excuse me, sir / madam, may I see some identification, please?

    • 1.2(to editor of paper, in formal letters)

      Dear Sir/Sirs, De mi mayor consideración:
      • (to editor of paper) Sir, Señor Director
      • Dear Sir, I know you will be surprised to read from me, but please consider this letter as a request from a family in dire need of assistance.
      • Dear Sir, my address this afternoon consists of six parts.
      • Dear Sir, Godfrey Horsecroft has generously permitted me to reply on his behalf to the unkind letter from a Mr Ruttmold which you published last week.
      • Dear Sir, With regards to your plan to turn a block of six flats into a hotel, the council feels that there are numerous problems with the application.
      • Sir, the Government's obviously concerned you're going to try and shoot the animals.
      • Dear Sir / Madam, We look for serious buyer for a coal mining exploration company.
      • Dear Sir / Madam, we have logged your IP-address on more than 40 illegal Websites.
      • Sir, we did not find any evidence of a policy or a direct order given to these soldiers to conduct what they did.
      • Dear Sir - We exiles here in Britain hope you will kindly publish this to let people at home know how we are supporting our national game.
      • Dear Sir, I can only agree with Mr. Duffy's assessment of guitarists as people of low esteem.

    • 1.3

      yes/no sir! ¡sí,/no, señor! informal
      • he made it, yes sir! ¡sí, señor! lo logró

  • 2

    (as title)
    sir masculine
    Sir Lancelot el caballero Lanzarote
    • Sir George Payne sir George Payne
  • 3

    • 3.1(teacher)

      el profe informal

    • 3.2humorous (person in authority)

      el jefe