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Be exceptional! Don’t say “Sí”!

I think the first thing that you learned to say when studying Spanish was "Sí". However, Spanish is a rich language, just as in English, we have different words to say ”yes”, particularly, in an informal situation.

Let’s start with the most commun words that you can use in any situations ¿Sale?

Bueno - (Okay)

Claro - (Absolutely)

Claro que sí - (Of course)

De acuerdo - (All right)

Desde luego - Of course)

Es correcto - (That’s right)

Efectivamente - (Indeed)

Está bien - (That’s right)

Me parece (bien) - (That works for me)

Por supuesto - (Of course)

¡Sin duda! - (Definitely)

Totalmente de acuerdo - (Totally agree)

Ready for the next level ?

Hope you said “Por supuesto”

Let’s talk about the language you use when you’re talking to your friends or your family. I mean, in an informal context.

Here you have 9 very commun words to say “yes” in daily life:

1. ¡Ajá!

This is a commun expression in spoken Spanish, especially when you get a little distracted with other things but you want to let someone know you are listening to him.

- ¿Qué crees? Ayer fui al cine con toda mi familia.

- ¡Ajá! y ¿qué pasó?

- Pues me encontré a Xavier.

2. ¡Hecho! (Done!)

This is often used when you're making plans with friends and you want to show agreement to a previous statement.

- ¿Noche de pizzas en la casa de Juan mañana?

- ¡Hecho! Ahí nos vemos.

4. Ok / Okas / Okis

In Spanish, we use different spelling variation on “Okay”: okas, okis...

- ¿Te veo en mi casa a las 8 de la noche?

- Ok. Te escribo cuando llegue. / Okis. Te escribo cuando llegue

5. Perfecto

This is kind of a short way to say "It works perfectly for me"

- ¿Te parece ir a cenar después de la fiesta?

- Perfecto. Vamos

6. ¿Por qué no? (Why not?)

This is used for expressing agreement to a suggestion.

- ¿Vamos al concierto de Maluma?

- ¿Por qué no? ¿Cuándo es?

6. Sale (In Mexico)

Dale (In Argentina)

Vale (In Spain)

This is by far the most common way to say "sí", in casual situations.

- Nos vemos el fin de semana.

- Sale. ¡Buen día!

7. Suena bien (It sounds good)

This is usual in the spoken language when you think someone's suggestion is a very good idea.

- ¿Vamos a tomar unas cervezas al bar de la esquina después del trabajo?

- Suena bien. Ahí nos vemos

8. ¡Trato hecho! (Trato hecho)

This is a commun expression used when you agree to a proposal made by someone.

- Si limpias mi cuarto, te compro una caja de chocolates.

- Trato hecho.

9. ¡Va que va! (That works for me)

This is an equivalent of sure, of course, that works for me. It's popular among young speakers.

- ¿Comemos juntos hoy?

- Va que va.

Now, you can start using all these words in your conversations. It will not only allow you to make your Spanish sound much more natural, but also will help you to understand movies and native speakers better.

¿Qué te parece un bonus de cultura mexicana?

Did you know we have an unusual gesture to say "Sí"?

In Mexico, we nod with our finger, ¡oh sí! Mexicans move finger up and down to indicate assent. This gesture is only used in Mexico and trust me we use it MUCHÍSIMOOOO.

Let me show you with a gif.

Are you ready to say yes with your finger when you visit Mexico?

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