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sir
American English: /sər/
British English: /səː/

Translation of sir in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (as form of address)
    (to male customer) señor
    caballero
    (to male teacher) (British)
    profesor
    señor
    have they arrived, sergeant? — yes, sir
    ¿ya han llegado, sargento? — sí, mi teniente ( or mi capitán etc. )
    Private Atkins! — Sir! (British)
    ¡soldado Atkins! — ¡a la orden mi teniente ( or mi sargento etc. )!
    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.
    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) [colloquial]yes/no sir!
    ¡sí,/no, señor! [colloquial]
    he made it, yes sir!
    ¡sí, señor! lo logró
  • 2
    also: Sir
    (as title)
    sir (masculine)
    Sir Lancelot
    el caballero Lanzarote
    Sir George Payne
    sir George Payne
  • 3 (British) 3.1 (teacher)
    el profe [colloquial]
    3.2 (person in authority) [humorous]
    el jefe
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