Quick answer
"Dígame" is a phrase which is often translated as "sure", and "sí" is an adverb which is often translated as "yes". Learn more about the difference between "dígame" and "sí" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(response)
a. sure
¿Le puedo preguntar algo? - Dígame. Can I ask you something? - Sure.
b. yes
Disculpe, señorita. - Dígame, ¿en qué le puedo servir?Excuse me, miss. - Yes, how may I help you?
c. of course
¿Le puedo pedir su ayuda? - Dígame. Can I ask you for help? - Of course.
d. go ahead
Tengo una duda. - Ok, dígame.I have a question. - Ok, go ahead.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(on the phone)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. hello
¿Dígame? - Hola, ¿se encuentra Ben?Hello? - Hi, is Ben there?
b. How may I help you?
Café Cielo, ¿dígame? - Hola, quiero pedir unos panes.Café Cielo, how many I help you? - Hi, I'd like to order some bread.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to inform someone)
a. let me know
Dígame si le hace falta algo. Let me know if you need anything.
b. tell me
Dígame cómo le puedo ayudar. Tell me how I can help you.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (affirmation)
a. yes
¿Quieres ir al cine? - Sí, pero primero hay que comer.Do you want to go to the movies? - Yes, but let's eat first.
2. (emphatic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Yo sí quiero acompañarles a Disney.I do want to go with you to Disney World.
Ella no aprobó, pero yo sí.She didn't pass, but I did.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (affirmation)
a. yes
¿Quieren ir mañana a la playa? -¡Sí!Do you want to go to the beach tomorrow? - Yes!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (affirmation)
a. yes
El departamento dio el sí a la propuesta.The department said yes to the proposal.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
5. (reflexive; often used with a form of "mismo")
a. himself (third person singular masculine)
Suele jugar ajedrez con sí mismo.He usually plays chess against himself.
b. herself (third person singular feminine)
¡Se envió una carta a sí misma!She sent a letter to herself!
c. itself (third person singular)
El hilo se está enredando en sí.The string is getting tangled up in itself.
d. themselves (third person plural)
Se mienten a sí mismos.They're lying to themselves.
e. yourself (second person singular formal)
Solo desea el bien para sí.You only wish good for yourself.
f. yourselves (second person plural formal)
¡Solo tienen que creer en sí mismos!You just have to believe in yourselves!
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