Oui Expressions

Yes in French - synonyms for oui
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The French word oui means “yes,” and is found in many expressions, including I think so, I’m afraid so, and to cry over the slightest thing. Learn these and other French expressions featuring oui.

ah oui   oh yes, yes indeed
ah oui ?   really?
bah oui (informal)   well, yes
ben oui (informal)   well, yes
bien sûr que oui !   most definitely!
certes oui   most definitely, absolutely
eh bien oui   well, all right then
eh oui   I’m afraid so
je crois que oui   I think so
mais oui   of course
moi oui   (well) I do
ne dire ni oui ni non   to not answer, to abstain
oui capitaine   aye aye sir
oui chef   yes boss
oui-da (archaic)   yes indeed
un oui ferme   a firm yes
un oui franc   a definite yes
« un oui franc et massif » (de Gaulle)   a giant, definite yes
les oui l’emportent (voting)   the ayes have it
un oui mais   unenthusiastic yes
oui oui   uh huh
… oui ou merde ?   … yes or no?
oui ou non ? (exasperated)   … yes or no?
pleurer pour un oui ou pour un non   to cry over the slightest thing
que oui !   of course!, you bet!
répondre par oui ou par non   to answer yes or no

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