yes
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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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yes
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (general)
a.
he said yesdijo que sí
didn't you hear me? — yes, I did¿no me has oído? — sí
yes?¿sí?
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yes [jes]
adverb
"I didn't say that!" — "oh, yes, you did" —¡yo no he dicho eso! —sí, sí que lo has dicho; "you're not going, are you?" — "yes, I am" —tú no vas, ¿verdad? —sí sí, (que) voy; yes? (doubtfully) ¿de verdad?; ¿ah sí?; (awaiting further reply) ¿y qué más?; y ¿luego?; (LAm) (answering knock at door) ¿sí?; ¡adelante!; to say yes decir que sí; aceptar; (to marriage proposal) dar el sí; he says yes to everything a todo dice que sí; se conforma con cualquier cosa; yes and no (sort of) sí y no; yes yes, but what if it doesn't? de acuerdo, pero ¿y si no es así?
noun
(m)
he gave a reluctant yes asintió pero de mala gana
modifier
yes man (n) adulador (m); pelotillero (m) (informal); (Esp)
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y
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Usage note
In Spanish, the conjunction "e" is used instead of "y" before a word beginning with "i" or "hi." This word may be capitalized in sense 5).
y(
ee
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (additionally)
a. and
Quiero una pizza y un refresco.I want a pizza and a soft drink.
2. (in linking clauses)
a. and
No tiene dinero y rechaza trabajos.He has no money and refuses to work.
3. (in repetition)
a. and
El perro ladraba y ladraba.The dog was barking and barking.
4. (in questions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Y Juan dónde está?So, where is Juan?
¿Y cuál es el problema?What is the problem?
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
5. (letter)
a. y
¿"Jenny" termina en y o en i?Does "Jenny" end with a y or an i?
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y
conjunction
e is used instead of y before words beginning with i or hi (e.g. Pérez e hijos Perez and Sons).
1. and (en general)
  • un ordenador y una impresora a computer and a printer
  • horas y horas de espera hours and hours of waiting
2. what about (en preguntas)
  • ¿y tu mujer? what about your wife?
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y
conjunction
1 (uso copulativo) and
fuimos a Málaga y a Granada we went to Malaga and Granada; una isla exótica y de gran belleza an exotic, tremendously beautiful island; treinta y uno thirty-one; un kilo y cuarto one and a quarter kilos
2 (al comienzo de una pregunta)
—ya ha llegado el primer grupo —¿y los demás? "the first group has already arrived" — "(and) what about the others?"; a mí no me apetece ir, ¿y a ti? I don't feel like going, what about you?; —id vosotros —¿y tú, qué vas a hacer? "you go" — "but what are you going to do?"; ¿y Max? no lo veo por ninguna parte where's Max? I can't see him anywhere; —he decidido dejar de estudiar —¿y eso? "I've decided to stop studying" — "why's that then?"; ¿y qué? (con desinterés, desprecio) so (what)?; (con interés) and?; no, no me han aceptado, ¿y qué? they haven't accepted me, who cares o so what?; —ya tengo las notas —¿y qué?, ¿has aprobado? "I've just got the marks" — "and, did you pass?"
3 (uso adversativo)
¡él viviendo en una mansión y su hermano en la calle! he's living in a mansion while his brother's on the streets!
¡le dicen en clase se que calle y él sigue hablando!
¿dices que no quieres tarta y te la comes entera? you say you don't want any cake and then you eat a whole one?
4 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (en repetición)
estuvo llora y llora he was crying and crying
5 especialmente (Arg) (Uru) (en respuestas)
—lo lamento mucho —y bueno, habrá que aceptarlo "I'm very sorry" — "well, we just have to accept it"
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