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yes

Pronunciation: /jes/

Translation of yes in Spanish:

exclamation/interjección

  • 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 sí, señor/señora be there by nine o'clock — yes, OK estáte allí antes de las nueve — bueno or (in Spain also/en España también) 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/nombre (plural yeses)

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