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British English: /jɛs/
American English: /jɛs/
Yes is translated by oui, except when used in reply to a negative question when the translation is si or, more emphatically si, si or mais si: ‘did you see him?’—‘yes (I did)’ = ‘est-ce que tu l'as vu?’—‘oui (je l'ai vu)’; ‘you haven't seen him, have you?’—‘yes (I have)’ = ‘tu ne l'as pas vu?’—‘si, si (je l'ai vu)’Note that there are no direct equivalents in French for tag questions and short replies such as yes I did, yes I have.For some suggestions on how to translate these, see the notes at do and have.

Translation of yes in French:

exclamation, noun

  • (in reply to negative question) si
    to say yes
    dire oui
    she always says yes to everything
    elle dit toujours oui à tout
    10 points for a yes
    10 points pour un oui
    the yeses and the nos
    les oui et les non
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