Yuppers, avagy hogyan mondjunk igent 22 féleképpen angolul

Yuppers, avagy hogyan mondjunk igent 22 féleképpen angolul

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The word YES is great and all … but there’s plenty of other ways you can offer someone a verbal go-ahead. Let’s have a look at other ways to say YES!

1. yes

You can probably do better than this most standard of affirmations. The word YES, by the way, is exactly as old as you’d expect, dating all the way back to the Old English gēse, gīse, probably from an unrecorded phrase meaning ‘may it be so’.

2. yea

If you want to inject an archaic flavour into your response, then give YEA a try. It’s also used as the response for an affirmative vote in the US Congress, so you can feel legislative as well as archaic!

3. OK

Referred to by some as America’s greatest contribution to the English language, OK has a long and complicated history.

4. okey-dokey

The goofy younger brother of OK, okey-dokey is a surefire way to offer a laidback, jokey affirmative.

5. by all means

By which means? All of them! This imploring affirmative suggests that ‘YES’ is being offered in every way possible. Don’t forget about its negating cousin, by no means.

6. affirmative

One way to give an affirmation is, well, to just say affirmative! Largely a North American interjection, affirmative is also heard in the phrase ‘in the affirmative’, as in ‘you answered in the affirmative when I asked about that ice cream’.

7. aye aye

You can almost hear the waves and taste the salty breeze when you use this one. This seaworthy affirmation is often heard in the fuller ‘aye aye, Captain’. Of course, the shorter aye is more common, but far less seaworthy (and, well, fun).

8. roger

In radio communication, roger is used to acknowledge receipt of a message. In extended use, though, we’ve been deploying roger for quite some time. ‘Can you go grab me an ice cream?’ ‘Roger!’

9. 10-4

If you’ve got that hankering for a radio reference, but roger doesn’t quite suit you, then consider the brisk and official 10-4, which is part of the ‘ten-code’, the code of signals (all beginning with the number 10) originally used in police radio communication in the US and later adopted by Citizens’ Band radio operators. The phrase means ‘message received’.

10. uh-huh

The quintessential verbalized shrug, uh-huh conveys assent, but is also one of the more noncommittal ways to say yes.

11. righto

Ah! Here’s an especially British way to go about it. Of course, you can leave off the ‘o’ on the end and leave it at ‘right!’, but how chipper does that sound in comparison? Not at all as chipper.

12. very well

Both very well and very good convey a flavour of acceptance rather than excitement. Can you hear that slight note of exasperation? ‘Oh, very well then, come inside …’

13. yup

Yup and its variation yep are such a joy to say because they all have that delightful plosive ‘p’.

14. yuppers

Yuppers (and its cousin yeppers) boldly go for the extension. Perhaps best used when it comes to childish pursuits, as in: ‘You want more cotton candy?!’ ‘Yuppers!’

15. right on

Feeling an overwhelming sense of approval? Then we recommend the hearty right on as a rejoinder.

16. ja

Used in South African English (drawn from Dutch), this ‘yes’ interjection is also found in German.  This raucous affirmation is also sometimes spelled yah.

17. surely

Besides guiding the conversation straight into a thicket of Airplane! references, surely also does a fine job of imparting enthusiastic assent.

18. amen

Want to insert a little religious flavour into your response? Have a go with amen, which goes all the way back to the Hebrew word āmēn, meaning ‘truth, certainty’. Usually uttered at the end of a prayer or hymn, meaning ‘so be it’, amen is also used to express agreement or assent, sometimes in the form amen to that.

19. fo’ shizzle

Do you dare? If you’re feeling gutsy, drop fo’ shizzle into your lexicon. Be warned, though, that shizzle on its own is typically a euphemism for ‘shit’. The response for (or fo’) shizzle, on the other hand, is roughly equivalent to for sure or definitely.

20. totally

You might risk sounding a little spaced-out with this one, but it’s so totally worth the attempt.

21. sure

This is the response for someone who hemmed and hawed, but came down on the ‘yes’ side eventually.

22. yessir

Gender of the addressee aside, this reply can offer either deep-seated respect or canny insubordination.

Source: blog.oxforddictionary.com

Vocabulary

verbal

szóbeli, szóban elmondott

affirmation

igenlés, jóváhagyás

may it be so

úgy legyen

to inject

bedobni, bevetni

archaic

régies

contribution

hozzájárulás

goofy

bolondos

surefire way

tutibiztos mód

imploring

kérlelő, esedező

negating

tagadó

interjection

közbevetés

wave

hullám

salty

sós

breeze

szellő

seaworthy

tengerbiztos

to acknowledge

nyugtázni, igazolni

to deploy

más területen/másképp használni

hankering

sóvárgás, vágyódás

brisk

élénk

quintessential

tömör

shrug

vállrándítás

chipper

élénk

exasperation

bosszankodás

cotton candy

vattacukor

overwhelming

túláradó

rejoinder

válasz

raucous

nem igazán finom, nyers

thicket

bozót, valami sűrűje

to impart

közölni

truth

igazság

certainty

bizonyosság

to utter

kimondani

gutsy

bátor, merész

to hem and haw

habozni, hímezni-hámozni

addressee

címzett

deep-seated

mély

respect

tisztelet

canny

okos, ravasz

insubordination

engedetlenség

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