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yes
American English: /jɛs/
British English: /jɛs/

Translation of yes in Spanish:

exclamation

  • 1 1.1 (affirmative reply) please 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 or 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) yes, sir/ma'am be there by nine o'clock — yes, OK
    estáte allí antes de las nueve — bueno or (in Spain also) vale
    1.3 (answering call, inquiry) Fred — yes?
    Fred — ¿sí? or ¿qué?
    excuse me — yes? what is it?
    perdón — ¿sí? ¿qué pasa?
    yes? (on telephone)
    ¿sí?
    1.4 (expressing interest, attentiveness) I went to see that new play last night — oh, yes?
    fui a ver esa nueva obra anoche — ¿(ah) sí?
  • 2 2.1 (expressing pleasure, satisfaction) yes! what a good idea!
    ¡sí! ¡qué buena idea!
    2.2 (emphasizing) you could win $5,000, yes, $5,000!
    ¡puede ganar 5.000 dólares, sí, 5.000 dólares!

noun plural yeses

  • 1.1 (affirmative reply) 1.2 (vote)
    voto (masculine) a favor
    Example sentences
    • Rilla counted them up as each name was called, and found a large majority of yesses.
    • I smiled thoughtfully to myself as I ticked off the amount of yeses on my fingers.
    • 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.

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