Oui Expressions

French expressions with 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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