Question: Does SI also mean yes in French?

“Si” means “Yes” after a negative question or affirmation. “Si” also means “So much”, like “tellement.” “Si” is a musical note in French music.

What does SI means in French?

One of the first words you learn in French is the word for “yes,” oui, but sometimes si can also mean “yes” (as it does in Spanish and Italian). However, si only means “yes” in a very specific context: when someone is contradicting a negative question or statement.

Why do some French say si?

Remember: si is used when stressing the opposite of what the other person is saying, if their comment or question is negative. If they were making a positive statement and you wanted to contradict them, use non instead. One word of warning. Si also means ‘if’ in French.

Why do French say Si instead of oui?

“Oui” is just a normal “yes”, whereas “si” is used when someone asks for confirmation of something in the negative, for example: “you don’t know how to sing, do you? And if you actually do know how to sing, you’d say: “Si, je sais très bien chanter”.

How do you answer Si in French?

In most cases, we use oui (yes) and non (no) in French the same way as in English. However, if someone asks you a negative question or makes a negative statement and you want to disagree with it (i.e. answer in the positive) then use si instead of oui.

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Does OUI mean yes in French?

“Oui” is probably the most common way to translate yes in French, and among the first French words you learned alongside no, hello, goodbye, thank you… But there are many ways of saying yes in French: let’s start with the obvious “oui” and then explore the various ways to nuance yes in French.