17:09 Aug 15, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: sir
to say "yes sir, right away sir."

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na +1かしこまりました。
Judith Shimai



33 mins peer agreement (net): +1

This is a polite way to accept a request or even rebuke. As such,I think it encompasses the 'sir' of your question.
I am very interested to see what everyone else thinks about this one.

Judith Shimai
Local time: 13:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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46 mins

There is no exact equivalent in Japanese
for "sir". If the name of the person
or his status is known, the "san" is
added at the end. Else, it is omitted.
"-san" means "Mr. or Ms.".
For instance, your sentence would
be translated in Japanese, without the
'Hai. Sugu ni yarimasu'=Yes, I'll do
it right away.
"Hai, kacho-san. Sugu ni yarimasu."="Yes,sir (Mr. Manager). I'll do it
right away".

"Hai, Tanaka-san.Sugu ni yarimasu"=
"Yes, Mr. Tanaka, I'll I'll do it right

I hope you get the idea.

Local time: 10:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in NepaliNepali
PRO pts in pair: 14
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