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say

[seɪ]

(vb: pt, pp said)

  1. VT

    1. [person] (=speak, tell) decir

    2. (=show on dial) marcar; (=show in print) poner, decir

    3. (in phrases)

    4. (impersonal use)

    5. (in exclamations)

    6. (=suppose) suponer, decir, poner

    7. N

Examples from texts

It seemed to him that he had almost too much to say.
Él tenía muchas cosas que decir.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
As Z straightened, it was hard to say who stepped forward first.
Cuando Z se enderezó, fue imposible determinar quién dio el primer paso.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
After a moment, the noise receded, and he squeezed his lids together, murmuring to himself, or perhaps listening to a voice say go to sleep.
Pasado un momento, el ruido se desvaneció. Apretó los párpados mientras se murmuraba, o tal vez escuchaba una voz que decía duérmete.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
But when I say this, I do not mean to imply the stance I took over the matter of the book that evening was somehow unwarranted.
No quiero decir con ello que mi actitud la noche que ocurrió lo del libro no esté justificada.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
Q. Why does FDA say these products are illegally marketed?
P. ¿Por que la FDA afirma que estos productos son comercializados ¡legalmente?
She had never known what to say about him.
Nunca había sabido qué decir de él.
Sebold, Alice / The Lovely BonesSebold, Alice / Desde Mi Cielo
Desde Mi Cielo
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 por Alice Sebold
© 2003 por Aurora Echevarria
© 2003 por Random House Mondadori, S. A.
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 by Alice Sebold
Many cancer survivors say they were not prepared for the changes in their sex lives.
Muchos sobrevivientes de cáncer dicen que no estaban preparados para los cambios en su vida sexual.
©2012 International Myeloma Foundation
©2012 International Myeloma Foundation
But – please – may we keep it covered, just say someone drowned in the pond for now, not that it is a woman-'
Pero, por favor…, ¿no podríamos mantenerlo en secreto por el momento, decir simplemente que alguien se ha ahogado en el estanque, y no que es la mujer…?
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
Her face puzzled up on what she could say next.
Su cara reflejó confusión por no saber qué decir a continuación.
Sebold, Alice / The Lovely BonesSebold, Alice / Desde Mi Cielo
Desde Mi Cielo
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 por Alice Sebold
© 2003 por Aurora Echevarria
© 2003 por Random House Mondadori, S. A.
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 by Alice Sebold
The US has already been there, you say?
Estados Unidos ya ha estado allá, podrá pensar usted.
I should perhaps say a few words here concerning these meetings in her parlour at the end of each day.
Explicaré en pocas palabras en qué consistían realmente estos encuentros que celebrábamos en el gabinete de miss Kenton al terminar el día.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
“Did John Matthew say why he didn’t…?”
—¿Dijo John Matthew por qué no... ?
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
The story struck him as amusing, though he couldn't say exactly why, and he asked why they wanted to find him when it was clear Archimboldi didn't want to be seen.
La historia le pareció, sin que pudiera decir a ciencia cierta por qué, divertida, y les preguntó los motivos por los que querían encontrarlo si estaba claro que Archimboldi no quería que nadie lo viera.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
No counselor could say he had flashed a light under the denser shrubbery by the boys’ dorm and found Salmon and Heckler going at it.
Ningún orientador podía decir que había apuntado una linterna hacia el matorral más tupido que había junto al dormitorio de los chicos y encontrado a Salmón y a Hekcler.
Sebold, Alice / The Lovely BonesSebold, Alice / Desde Mi Cielo
Desde Mi Cielo
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 por Alice Sebold
© 2003 por Aurora Echevarria
© 2003 por Random House Mondadori, S. A.
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 by Alice Sebold
Goddammit, how many times I got to say that?'
Maldita sea, ¿cuántas veces tengo que repetirlo?
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach

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seɪdecirExamples

"hello," he said — -hola -dijo
what did you say? — ¿qué dijiste?
he said to me that... — me dijo que...
to say to o.s. — decir para sí
he said (that) he'd do it — dijo que él lo haría
she said (that) I was to give you this — me pidió que te diera esto
I say (that) we should go — yo digo que nos vayamos
say after me — repite lo que digo yo
to say sth again — repetir algo
to say goodbye to sb — despedirse de algn
to say good morning/goodnight to sb — dar los buenos días/las buenas noches a algn
to say mass — decir misa
I've nothing more to say — se acabó
let's say no more about it — se acabó el asunto
I must say (that) I disapprove of the idea — la verdad es que no me parece bien la idea
I must say she's very pretty — tengo que or debo reconocer que es muy guapa
it's difficult, I must say — es difícil, lo confieso
to say no — decir que no
to say no to a proposal — rechazar una propuesta
I wouldn't say no — me encantaría
to say a prayer — rezar
that's what I say — eso digo yo, lo mismo digo yo
I will say this about him, he's bright — reconozco (a pesar de todo) que es listo
to say yes — decir que sí
to say yes to a proposal — aceptar una propuesta

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Collocations

say goodbye
despedir
say goodbye
adiós
say grace
bendecir
say grace
bendecir la mesa
say good morning
dar los buenos días
have to say
decir
say goodbye
decir adiós
say mass
decir misa
say goodbye to
despedir
say goodbye
despedirse
whatever they say
digan lo que digan
say sorry
pedir perdón
say exactly
precisar
needless to say
obviamente
say yes
decir que sí

Word forms

say

noun
SingularPlural
Common casesay*says
Possessive casesay's*says'

say

verb
Basic forms
Pastsaid
Imperativesay
Present Participle (Participle I)saying
Past Participle (Participle II)said
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I saywe say
you sayyou say
he/she/it saysthey say
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am sayingwe are saying
you are sayingyou are saying
he/she/it is sayingthey are saying
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have saidwe have said
you have saidyou have said
he/she/it has saidthey have said
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been sayingwe have been saying
you have been sayingyou have been saying
he/she/it has been sayingthey have been saying
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I saidwe said
you saidyou said
he/she/it saidthey said
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was sayingwe were saying
you were sayingyou were saying
he/she/it was sayingthey were saying
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had saidwe had said
you had saidyou had said
he/she/it had saidthey had said
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been sayingwe had been saying
you had been sayingyou had been saying
he/she/it had been sayingthey had been saying
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will saywe shall/will say
you will sayyou will say
he/she/it will saythey will say
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be sayingwe shall/will be saying
you will be sayingyou will be saying
he/she/it will be sayingthey will be saying
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have saidwe shall/will have said
you will have saidyou will have said
he/she/it will have saidthey will have said
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been sayingwe shall/will have been saying
you will have been sayingyou will have been saying
he/she/it will have been sayingthey will have been saying
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would saywe should/would say
you would sayyou would say
he/she/it would saythey would say
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be sayingwe should/would be saying
you would be sayingyou would be saying
he/she/it would be sayingthey would be saying
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have saidwe should/would have said
you would have saidyou would have said
he/she/it would have saidthey would have said
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been sayingwe should/would have been saying
you would have been sayingyou would have been saying
he/she/it would have been sayingthey would have been saying
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am saidwe are said
you are saidyou are said
he/she/it is saidthey are said
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being saidwe are being said
you are being saidyou are being said
he/she/it is being saidthey are being said
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been saidwe have been said
you have been saidyou have been said
he/she/it has been saidthey have been said
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was saidwe were said
you were saidyou were said
he/she/it was saidthey were said
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being saidwe were being said
you were being saidyou were being said
he/she/it was being saidthey were being said
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been saidwe had been said
you had been saidyou had been said
he/she/it had been saidthey had been said
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be saidwe shall/will be said
you will be saidyou will be said
he/she/it will be saidthey will be said
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been saidwe shall/will have been said
you will have been saidyou will have been said
he/she/it will have been saidthey will have been said