dire di sì, dire di no

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb expression dire di sì and dire di no, which means to say yes and to say no, respectively.

See the expressions used below:

Marco ha telefonato ad Antonio e gli ha chiesto: “Pensi di accompagnarci al mare domani mattina?”

Marco called Antonio and asked him: “Can you go with us to the beach tomorrow morning?

Antonio gli ha risposto: “Sì…sono libero!”

Antonio responded to him: “Yes…I’m free!”

E poi Marco ha continuato, “E Antonella?”

And then Marco continued, “And Antonella?”

Dice di no…non riesce a prendere le ferie, ha troppo da fare in ufficio!”

“She said no…she can’t take any days off, she has too much to do at work!”

“Ma come? Aveva detto di sì due giorni fa?”

“But how? She had said yes two days ago?”

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