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Si

I always thought it meant "yes". While reviewing flashcards, "si" came up, and I automatically thought it meant "yes". Turns out it was "of". Suggestions, advice, reasoning???

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/EdgarChavezIII

It can mean "if". too.

When "Si" starts a question sentence it will usually mean "If" or something like that. It is the same letters but different meanings depending on context.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

The accent matters, too. "Si" with no accent means "if" and "sí" with an accent means "yes." (And both have other usages; read the links OP!)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
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Yes, and the font duolingo uses sometimes makes it hard to see the accents for si and sí though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Yeah, I totally know what you mean. A different skin might help, if you're so inclined: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1853274

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
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Ooooh! Thanks! I didn't know there was such a thing.

3 years ago