Translation of sir in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /sɜːr; sɜː(r)/


  • 1 1.1 (as form of address — to male customer) señor, caballero; (— to male teacher) (BrE) profesor, señor have they arrived, sergeant? — yes, sir ¿ya han llegado, sargento? — sí, mi teniente ( or mi capitán etc) Private Atkins! — Sir! (BrE) ¡soldado Atkins! — ¡a la orden mi teniente ( or mi sargento etc)! 1.2 [Corresp] Dear Sir/Sirs, De mi mayor consideración:, Muy señor mío/señores míos: Sir, (to editor of paper) Señor Director
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    • 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) [colloquial/familiar] yes/no sir! ¡sí,/no, señor! [familiar/colloquial] he made it, yes sir! ¡sí, señor! lo logró
  • 2
    (as title) sir (m) Sir Lancelot el caballero Lanzarote Sir George Payne sir George Payne
  • 3 (BrE) 3.1 (teacher) [used by children] el profe [familiar/colloquial] 3.2 (person in authority) [humorístico/humorous] el jefe
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    • 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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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.