There are 6 translations of si in English:

si1

conj

  • 1 1.1 (introduciendo una condición) if iremos si nos invitan we'll go if they invite us si no recibimos su respuesta hoy, se lo ofreceremos a otro unless we receive o/or if we don't receive his reply today, we'll offer it to someone else si no puedes venir, avísame if you can't come, let me know si llego cinco minutos más tarde, pierdo el avión [familiar/colloquial] if I'd arrived five minutes later, I would have missed the plane si lo sé, no vengo [familiar/colloquial] if I'd known, I wouldn't have come si fuera más barato vendría más gente if it was o/or were cheaper, more people would come lo compraría si tuviera dinero I'd buy it, if I had the money si pudiera, se lo compraba [familiar/colloquial] if I could, I'd buy it for him si lo hubiera or hubiese sabido, no lo habría or hubiera invitado if I'd known, I wouldn't have invited him, I wouldn't have invited him, if I'd known o/or had I known 1.2 (en locuciones/in phrases) si bien, si bien el sueldo es bueno, el horario es malísimo the pay may be good but the hours are terrible si no otherwise pórtate bien, si no, te vas a la cama behave yourself, or else you're going straight to bed date prisa, que si no nos vamos sin ti hurry up, otherwise we're going without you tuvimos que tomar un taxi, si no no llegábamos we had to take a taxi, if we hadn't o/or otherwise, we wouldn't have got there
  • 3 3.1 (en frases que expresan deseo)si + subjuntivo/subjunctive ¡si yo lo supiera! if only I knew! ¡si me hubieras avisado a tiempo! if only you had let me know in time! 3.2 (en frases que expresan protesta, indignación, sorpresa) ¡si tendrá cara! she really has a nerve! ¡pero si te avisé …! but I warned you …! 3.3 [familiar/colloquial] (uso enfático) es inaguantable — ¡si lo sabré yo! he's quite unbearable — don't I know it! o/or you're telling me! 3.4 (planteando eventualidades, sugerencias) y si no quiere hacerlo ¿qué? and if she doesn't want to do it, what then? ¿y si la tomáramos a prueba? why don't we give her a trial?, how about giving her a trial?

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Junta Autonómica is the name given to the governments of Spain's autonomous regions, with the exception of Catalonia and Valencia's Generalitat and Galicia's Xunta.

There are 6 translations of si in English:

si2

m

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Cultural fact of the day

Junta Autonómica is the name given to the governments of Spain's autonomous regions, with the exception of Catalonia and Valencia's Generalitat and Galicia's Xunta.

There are 6 translations of si in English:

SI

m

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Word of the day espárrago
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Cultural fact of the day

Junta Autonómica is the name given to the governments of Spain's autonomous regions, with the exception of Catalonia and Valencia's Generalitat and Galicia's Xunta.

There are 6 translations of si in English:

1

adv

  • 2 (uso enfático) ahora sí que lo has hecho bien now you've really done it! [familiar/colloquial] tú sí que sabes vivir you certainly know how to live! lo que sí quiero es que lo pienses bien what I do want you to do is to think it over carefully no puedo — ¡sí que puedes! I can't — yes, you can! o/or of course, you can! no es tuyo — sí que lo es it isn't yours — oh yes, it is! ¡ah, no! ¡eso sí que no! oh no! I'm not having that! [familiar/colloquial], oh no! no way! [familiar/colloquial] es de muy buena calidad — eso sí it's very good quality — (yes,) that's true no tienen mucho dinero pero, eso sí, comen bien they don't have much money, but they certainly eat well puede pasar sin comer, pero eso sí, su vino que no le falte he doesn't mind not eating but when it comes to his wine, well that's another matter
  • 3 (sustituyendo a una cláusula) creo que sí I think so me temo que sí I'm afraid so ¿lloverá? — puede que sí do you think it will rain? — it might se fue sin permiso — ¿ah sí? he left without asking permission — is that so? o/or did he now? ¿te gusta? a mí sí do you like it? I do no puedo ir pero María sí I can't go but María can a nosotros no nos escribe pero a la novia sí he doesn't write to us, but he writes o/or he does write to his girlfriend ¿a que no te atreves? — ¡a que sí ! you wouldn't dare! — want a bet? lo hizo ella ¿a que sí, Juan? she did it, didn't she, Juan? ¡que no vas! — ¡que sí! you're not going! — oh, yes I am!

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Word of the day espárrago
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Cultural fact of the day

Junta Autonómica is the name given to the governments of Spain's autonomous regions, with the exception of Catalonia and Valencia's Generalitat and Galicia's Xunta.

There are 6 translations of si in English:

2

m

  • yes me respondió con un sí enérgico her answer was an emphatic yes hay que conseguir el sí del encargado we must get the manager's approval hubo 20 síes y 15 noes there were 20 ayes o/or yeas and 15 nays, there were 20 votes in favor and 15 against darle el sí a algn to accept sb's proposal aún no me ha dado el sí she still hasn't said yes o/or said she'll marry me dar el sí quiero to say, I do no tener (ni) un sí ni un no (Cono Sur, México/Southern Cone, Mexico) , nunca he tenido (ni) un sí ni un no con él I've never had the slightest disagreement with him, we've never had a cross word

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Word of the day espárrago
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Cultural fact of the day

Junta Autonómica is the name given to the governments of Spain's autonomous regions, with the exception of Catalonia and Valencia's Generalitat and Galicia's Xunta.

There are 6 translations of si in English:

3

pron pers

  • 1 (tercera pers sing) 1.1 (reflexivo/reflexive) es un egoísta que solo piensa en sí mismo he's so selfish, he only thinks of himself lo hizo por sí mismo or por sí solo he did it by himself o/or on his own parece muy segura de sí misma she seems very sure of herself no hace nada por ayudarse a sí mismo he doesn't do anything to help himself cerró la puerta tras de sí [literario/literary] she closed the door behind her 1.2 (impersonal) hay cosas que uno tiene que ver por sí mismo para convencerse there are some things you just have to see for yourself before you believe them, there are some things one has to see for oneself before one believes them
  • 2 (tercera pers pl) 2.1 (reflexivo/reflexive) todos lo pensaron para sí, pero no dijeron nada they all thought it but nobody said anything lo hacen para convencerse a sí mismos they do it just to convince themselves saben reírse de sí mismos they know how to laugh at themselves 2.2entre sí among themselves lo discutieron entre sí they discussed it among themselves todos los hermanos son muy diferentes entre sí all the brothers are very different (from one another) si los padres no se respetan entre sí if parents don't have respect for each other o/or respect each other
  • 4 (en locuciones/in phrases) de por sí, de por sí era gordita she was a bit on the plump side as it was o/or anyway no les conviene a niños que son de por sí nerviosos it is not suitable for children who are by nature nervous la idea de que el progreso es de por sí bueno the idea that progress is a good thing per se en sí, el hecho en sí (mismo) no tenía demasiada importancia this in itself was not so important el sueldo en sí no es maravilloso, pero tienes las comisiones the salary itself isn't great but you get commission

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Word of the day espárrago
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Cultural fact of the day

Junta Autonómica is the name given to the governments of Spain's autonomous regions, with the exception of Catalonia and Valencia's Generalitat and Galicia's Xunta.