Evelyn (lotusbiosm) wrote in linguaphiles,

titles of respect

I'm looking for ways to say "yes, sir" and "no, sir" and things like that in various other languages. Essentially what I'm looking for is a title or form of address that functions similarly to "sir/ma'am" in English. I realize that in a lot of other languages that respect is demonstrated by the use of the formal "you" or verb forms, but what I'd ideally like is something that I could substitute for "sir" in an English sentence. (If the translation is more accurately "Master" or "My Lord" or "Boss" or something, that's fine)
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