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Old April 19th, 2013 (11:06 PM). Edited April 19th, 2013 by Yusshin.
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"Si" can actually mean three things.

1. In conditional, it means "If."

When "Si" is conditional, it will always be followed by some sort of "If x, then y" statement:

"Si tu ne complètes pas tes devoirs, tu recevras une mauvaise note."
2. In response to a negative accusation, it can mean "Yes."

By using "Si" after an accusation to rebuttal, your point or sentence is "stronger" than if you use simply "Oui."

Genevieve : "Tu n'as pas fait tes devoirs."
Etienne : "Si, je les ai faits."
3. In regards to an intensifier, it can mean "So."

Much like tellement and très. I find them to be generally interchangeable; however, in degree, I find that "tellement" is the most powerful, then "Si" followed by "Très." It doesn't really matter, though.

"Je suis tellement heureuse !"
"Je suis si heureuse !"
"Je suis très heureuse !"

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