Quick answer
"Dime" is a phrase which is often translated as "tell me", and "si" is a conjunction which is often translated as "if". Learn more about the difference between "dime" and "si" below.
dime(
dee
-
meh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (to tell someone to speak)
a. tell me
Dime, ¿ya fuiste a renovar tu pasaporte?Tell me, have you already been to renew your passport?
b. shoot (informal)
¿Te puedo hacer una pregunta? - Dime.Can I ask you a question? - Shoot.
2. (to answer the phone)
a. hello
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
¿Dime? Sí, Juanito, te puedo ayudar.Hello? Yes, Johnny, I can help you.
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si(
see
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (with conditional clauses)
a. if
Si llueve mañana, cancelaremos el picnic.If it rains tomorrow, we will cancel the picnic.
2. (with indirect questions)
a. whether
Preguntó si me estaba divirtiendo.He asked whether I was enjoying myself.
b. if
Paco quiere saber si Laura también va a asistir.Paco wants to know if Laura is also going to attend.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (musical note)
a. B
Primero lo oí en si menor.I first heard it played in B minor.
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