I have been watching a French TV series (Les Témoins / Witnesses) with English subtitles.
In one episode I was surprised to hear the main character, a female cop, clearly say "Yes!" (more to herself than the other person) during a phone conversation in which she obtained crucial information about a criminal she was pursuing. Then, after the call ended, she whispered more than spoke "Yes! Yes! Yes!" to herself. Her mood was a mix of relief, excitement, triumph and satisfaction.
This was the only occasion in the entire series that I noticed anyone using English, and I have never personally heard "yes" used in any French conversation. Was this an just an anomaly, or is "yes" now being used in spoken French? If so:
- If it is used at all, is it only ever used as an exclamation, and never in reply to a question?
- In what circumstances would its use be generally accepted and understood?
- How common and widespread is its use?
For the exact context, the phone conversation I am referring to is in Series 2, Episode 6 of Les Témoins between about 49:25 and 49:40.