sir Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “sir” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "sir" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

sirnoun [as form of address]

uk   /sɜːr/  us   /sɝː/ (also Sir) formal
B1 used as a formal and polite way of speaking to a man, especially one who you are providing a service to or who is in a position of authority: Would you like to see the menu, sir? "Did you hear what I said?" "Yes, Sir."
Compare
mainly UK sometimes used by children to address or refer to teachers who are men: Can I go to the toilet, sir?
Indian English used after the name of a man, especially one who is in a position of authority, in order to be polite or show respect: John Sir
Dear Sir
B2 used to begin a formal letter to a man whose name you do not know. "Dear Sirs" is an old fashioned way of beginning a letter to a company.
Dear Sir or Madam
used to begin a formal letter when you do not know if the person you are writing to is a man or a woman

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

Idioms

Sirnoun

uk   strong /sɜːr/ weak /r/  us   /sɝː/  //
used as the title of a knight (= a man who has been given a rank of honour by a British king or queen), with a first name or with both first and family names, but never with just the family name: Sir Walter (Scott)

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • Sir Geoffrey will see you now.
  • Sir Harold and Lady Wilson arrived at eight.
(Definition of sir from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "sir" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

sirnoun [C]

 us   /sɜr/
  • sir noun [C] (USED TO ADDRESS)

a polite word used to address a man: Excuse me, sir, do you know what time it is?
Sir is used at the beginning of a formal letter to a man you do not know: Dear Sir
  • sir noun [C] (USED AS TITLE)

(also Sir)used as a title with the first or full name of a man given a rank of honor by a king or queen
(Definition of sir from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "Sir" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

See all translations

Sirnoun [S]

uk   us   /sɜːr/ formal
a formal and polite way of speaking to a man: May I help you, Sir?
Dear Sir
the usual way of beginning a formal letter to a man whose name you do not know: Dear Sir, I am writing to complain about the quality of the service I received last week.
Dear Sir or Madam
used to begin a formal letter when you do not know whether the person you are writing to is a man or a woman: Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to inform you that I wish to cancel my credit card.
Dear Sirs old-fashioned
used to begin a letter to a company when you do not have someone's name to write to directly
Compare
(Definition of Sir from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de sir
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“sir” in British English

“sir” in American English

“sir” in Business English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Aprende más 

Palabra del día

shade

to prevent direct light from shining on something

Palabra del día

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Aprende más