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si

English translation of si

whether

The French word 'si' matches the English word 'whether'. Both are used to indicate that something is not certain. They are often used as conjunctions while introducing a direct or indirect question. Note, 'si' can also imply 'if' in certain contexts in French.


Example sentences using: si

Si tu veux, nous pouvons sortir demain soir.

English translation of Si tu veux, nous pouvons sortir demain soir.

If you want, we can go out tomorrow evening.

The phrase uses the French word 'si' which translates to 'if' in English. It expresses a condition and depends on the person's willingness.

Il pourrait faire mieux si seulement il essayait.

English translation of Il pourrait faire mieux si seulement il essayait.

He could do better if only he tried.

In this context, 'si' is used to imply a hypothetical situation expressing a condition that is not met.

Si tu avais appelé, j'aurais répondu.

English translation of Si tu avais appelé, j'aurais répondu.

If you had called, I would have answered.

Here, 'si' introduces a condition in the past that did not happen, frequently used for expressing regret or missed opportunities.

Je ferai la vaisselle si tu cuisines.

English translation of Je ferai la vaisselle si tu cuisines.

I'll do the dishes if you cook.

This sentence is an example of a conditional sentence, where 'si' is used to express a mutual agreement or deal between two parties.

Si j'étais riche, j'achèterais une maison.

English translation of Si j'étais riche, j'achèterais une maison.

If I were rich, I would buy a house.

This sentence employs 'si' in a hypothetical condition, expressing a desired but not actually achieved circumstance.

Elle sera triste si tu pars.

English translation of Elle sera triste si tu pars.

She will be sad if you leave.

Here, 'si' introduces a condition about a future event. It shows the hypothetical outcome (her being sad) if the condition (you leaving) is fulfilled.

Si tu as besoin d'aide, appelle-moi.

English translation of Si tu as besoin d'aide, appelle-moi.

If you need help, call me.

In this sentence, 'si' leads a conditional sentence where the speaker is offering help if the listener happens to need it.

Si elle savait la vérité, elle serait fâchée.

English translation of Si elle savait la vérité, elle serait fâchée.

If she knew the truth, she would be angry.

This sentence shows the use of 'si' to convey a hypothetical scenario, implying that she does not currently know the truth.

Je vais au cinéma demain si j'ai le temps.

English translation of Je vais au cinéma demain si j'ai le temps.

I'm going to the movies tomorrow if I have the time.

In this context, 'si' introduces a condition about a possible future activity. It reflects that the plan of going to the movies depends on the availability of time.

Si vous êtes prêt, nous pouvons commencer.

English translation of Si vous êtes prêt, nous pouvons commencer.

If you're ready, we can start.

Here, 'si' is used to express a condition. The phrase means that we can begin the process if you are ready, showing a dependency on the readiness of the listener.

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