In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(affirmative reply)síplease say yes — por favor di que sí
- are you ready? — yes, I am — ¿estás listo? — sí
- you didn't tell me — yes, I did! — no me lo dijiste — ¡sí que te lo dije!
- surely that's not you in the photo — oh yes, it is! — esa que está en la foto no puedes ser tú — ¡claro / por supuesto que soy yo!
- I won't apologize — oh yes, you will! — no pienso pedir disculpas — vas a tener que hacerlo
1.2(obeying order, request)síyes, sir/ma'am — sí, señor/señora
- be there by nine o'clock — yes, OK — estáte allí antes de las nueve — bueno
1.3(answering call, inquiry)síFred — yes? — Fred — ¿sí? / ¿qué?
- excuse me — yes? what is it? — perdón — ¿sí? ¿qué pasa?
- (on telephone) yes? — ¿sí?
1.4(expressing interest, attentiveness)síI went to see that new play last night — oh, yes? — fui a ver esa nueva obra anoche — ¿(ah) sí?
2.1(expressing pleasure, satisfaction)síyes! what a good idea! — ¡sí! ¡qué buena idea!
2.2(emphasizing)síyou could win $5,000, yes, $5,000! — ¡puede ganar 5.000 dólares, sí, 5.000 dólares!
1(affirmative reply)sí masculine
- I smiled thoughtfully to myself as I ticked off the amount of yeses on my fingers.
- Super-optimists suggest that, perhaps with some changes and reassurance from European leaders, the noes might be turned into yeses, like water into wine.
- And by the way, there are a lot of yeses on that question.
- If it doesn't bother you, send me a yes at my e-mail address.
- So, what happens though, the combination of all of those yeses, you know, over a period of time, builds your own brand, builds your life brand; it really determines who you are.
- And then I go into the unknown once I get a lot of yeses.
- But as the vote went on, those yeses quickly dropped off.
- The no votes had just nosed past the yeses by a few tenths of a percent.
- I got some quite reluctant yesses from one or two - so I had my photos done first to show them it was tasteful and not at all pornographic.
- ‘I've come up with a lot of yesses and nos,’ came the measured response.
- The yeses are the different areas of struggle, the different lines of flight to possible different worlds.
- One coolly abstracted the city, taking what he wanted and discarding the rest, reshaping it to his liking with emphatic yesses and nos.
- A chorus of yeses, head nods, and wolf calls went around the table.
- We have 5 yesses, two nos, and a maybe as long as nobody goes into labour that day.
- Ok, I got a few yeses, and a few people just telling me to continue.
- So, if you're reading this could you please post a yes or a no as to whether you are on the Organ Donor register.
- Rilla counted them up as each name was called, and found a large majority of yesses.
- But all I have is one maybe and a handful of yeses conditional on coming up with the money.
- The response was a bunch of yeahs, sures, OKs, and yeses.
- That'd be three yesses. [Laughs.] But I was just thinking, as I was answering that, that when I'm writing for the theater, I write more in a filmic way.
2(vote)voto a favor masculine
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