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"Go ahead" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "seguir adelante", and "yes" is an interjection which is often translated as "sí". Learn more about the difference between "go ahead" and "yes" below.
go ahead(
go
 
uh
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hehd
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to proceed)
a. seguir adelante
The event will go ahead rain or shine.El evento seguirá adelante llueva o truene.
2. (to advance)
a. adelantarse
I'll stay here and wait for them; you go ahead.Yo me quedo aquí para esperarlos; tú adelántate.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
3. (imperative)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can I have an apple? - Go ahead!¿Puedo tomar una manzana? - ¡Por supuesto!
Could I get by, please? - Yes, go ahead.¿Podría pasar, por favor? - Sí, adelante.
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yes(
yehs
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (affirmation)
a.
Do you want coffee? - Yes, but just a little bit.¿Quieres café? - Sí, pero solo un poquito.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (affirmation)
a.
Yes! I knew I was right!¡Sí! ¡Sabía que tenía razón!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (affirmation)
a. el sí
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Vote "yes" to the construction of the new school.Vota "sí" para la construcción de la nueva escuela.
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