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sir

Pronunciation: /sɜːr; sɜː(r)/

Translation of sir in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (as form of address — to male customer) señor, caballero; (— to male teacher) (British English/inglés británico) profesor, señor have they arrived, sergeant? — yes, sir ¿ya han llegado, sargento? — sí, mi teniente ( or mi capitán etc) Private Atkins! — Sir! (British English/inglés británico) ¡soldado Atkins! — ¡a la orden mi teniente ( or mi sargento etc)! 1.2 (in formal letters) Dear Sir/Sirs, De mi mayor consideración:, Muy señor mío/señores míos: Sir, (to editor of paper) Señor Director
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    • Dear Sir, my address this afternoon consists of six parts.
    1.3 (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) [colloquial/familiar] yes/no sir! ¡sí,/no, señor! [colloquial/familiar] he made it, yes sir! ¡sí, señor! lo logró
  • 2
    (Sir)
    (as title) sir (masculine) Sir Lancelot el caballero Lanzarote Sir George Payne sir George Payne
  • 3 (British English/inglés británico) 3.1 (teacher) el profe [colloquial/familiar] 3.2 (person in authority) [humorous/humorístico] el jefe
    Example sentences
    • 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.’
    • ‘Please excuse me, sirs,’ Julian said quietly, then slipped away as discreetly as he could.
    • 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.

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