Do French also say si?
“Si” is another French word to say yes, but we only use it in a very specific situation. To contradict someone who made a statement in the negative form.
Why do French sometimes say Si for yes?
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.
Do French people say Si instead of oui?
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.
Is Ouais rude?
Like ouais, ouaip is very informal and could be considered rude if you‘re talking to someone in a professional or formal setting. Ouais and ouaip are two awesome additions to your oui toolbox, but remember that to only use them with people you’re close to, that is with people you use tu with.
Is Oui pronounced WEE or way?
Yes in French – oui – is pronounced more or less like ‘we’ in English, and we use it a lot.
Why do French say Mais oui?
This expression means “yes” or “obviously.” It is a synonym of bien sûr ! It is very informal, so beware.
What is the difference between Si and Oui?
Oui means yes. Si is used to answer positively to a negative question: “-Tu ne vas pas à la fête ? -Si, j’y vais !” (“-Aren’t you going to the party? -Yes, I am!”)
What does Meme si mean in French?
“Même si can also mean even if / even though, however it’s always followed by Le Présent Indicatif and never Le Subjonctif.”
How do you form a Si clause in French?
The clauses can be in one of two orders: Either the si clause is followed by the result clause, or the result clause is followed by the si clause. Both work as long as the verb forms are paired correctly and si is placed in front of the condition. Je paierai si tu conduis. > I’ll pay if you drive.
What is your name in French?
If you’d like to say “What is your name?” in French, you generally have two options. To pose the question formally, you’d say “Comment vous-appelez vous? Speaking informally, you can simply ask “Comment t’appelles-tu?”