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say / decir
 
say   [seɪ]
said   verb: past tense   past participle
A. -transitive verb   -intransitive verb
1. [person]
(=speak, tell)   decir
·"hello," he said
·--hola --dijo
·what did you say?
·¿qué dijiste?
·he said to me that ...
·me dijo que ...
·to say to o.noun.
·decir para nouní
·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
a. say [after] me =   repite lo que digo yo
b. to say something [again] =   repetir algo
c. to say [goodbye] to somebody =   despedirse de somebody, someone
d. to say [good morning]/[goodnight] to somebody =   dar los buenos días/las buenas noches a somebody, someone
e. to say [mass] =   decir misa
f. I've nothing [more] to say =   se acabó
·let'noun say no more about it
·se acabó el asunto
g. I [must] say (that) I disapprove of the idea =   la verdad es que no me parece bien la idea
·I must say she'noun very pretty
·tengo que or debo reconocer que es muy guapa
·it'noun difficult, I must say
·es difícil, lo confieso
h. to say [no] =   decir que no
·to say no to a proposal
·rechazar una propuesta
·I wouldn't say no
(British, Great Britain)   *   me encantaría
i. to say a [prayer] =   rezar
j. that'noun [what] I say =   eso digo yo,   lo mismo digo yo
k. I [will] say this about him, he'noun bright =   reconozco (a pesar de todo) que es listo
l. to say [yes] =   decir que nouní
·to say yes to a proposal
·aceptar una propuesta
2. (=show on dial)   marcar
(=show in print)   poner,   decir
·my watch says three o'clock
·mi reloj marca las tres
·it says 30 degrees
·marca 30 grados
·it says here that it was built in 1066
·aquí pone or dice que se construyó en 1006
·the rules say that ...
·segúnoun las reglas ...,   en las reglas pone ...
3. (in phrases)
a. when [all] is said and done =   al fin y al cabo,   a fin de cuentas
b. she has nothing to say [for] herself =   no tiene conversaciónoun,   nunca abre la boca
·what have you got to say [for] yourself?
·¿y tú, qué dices?
·he never has much to say for himself
·habla poco
·that doesn't say much for him
·eso no es una gran recomendaciónoun para él
·it says much for his courage that he stayed
·el que permaneciera allí demuestra su valor
·it'noun not for me to say
·no me toca a masculineí decir
c. to say the [least] =   para no decir masculineánoun
d. say what you [like] about her hat, she'noun charming =   dígase lo que se quiera acerca de su sombrero, es encantadora
e. that'noun saying a [lot] =   y eso es algo
·his suit says a lot about him
·su traje dice mucho de él
f. though I say it or so [myself] =   aunque soy yo el que lo dice
g. there'noun [no] saying what he'll do =   quiénoun sabe lo que hará
h. I'd rather [not] say =   prefiero no decir (nada)
·it'noun an original, not to say revolutionary, idea
·la idea es original y hasta revolucionaria
i. to say [nothing] of the rest =   sin hablar de lo demonstrativeánoun
j. would you really say [so]? =   ¿lo crees de veras?
k. [that] is to say =   o sea,   es decir
l. what do or would you say [to] a walk? =   ¿le apetece or se le antoja un paseo?
·what would you say to that?
·¿qué contestas a eso?
m. it goes [without] saying that ... =   ni que decir tiene que ...,   huelga decir que ...
·that goes without saying
·eso cae de su peso
n. what he says goes   aquí manda él
4. (impersonal use)
·it is said that ...
·they say that ...
·se dice que ...,   dicen que ...
·he is said to have been the first
·dicen que fue el primero
a. it'noun [easier] said than done =   del dicho al hecho hay gran trecho
b. there'noun a [lot] to be said for it/for doing it =   hay mucho que decir a su favor/a favor de hacerlo
c. it [must] be said that ... =   hay que decir or reconocer que ...
d. there'noun [something] to be said for it/for doing it =   hay algo que decir a su favor/a favor de hacerlo
·there'noun something to be said on both sides
·hay algo que decir en pro y en contra
e. no [sooner] said than done =   dicho y hecho
5. (in exclamations)
·say!
(especially United States)
·I'll say!
*
·I should say so!
*
·you can say that again!
*   ¡ya lo creo!,   ¡exacto!
a. you [don't] say!   *   (often humorous)   ¡no me digas!
b. [enough] said! =   ¡basta!
c. [I] say!
(British, Great Britain)   (calling attention)   ¡oiga!   (in surprise, appreciation)   ¡vaya!,   ¡anda!
d. say [no] more! =   ¡basta!,   ¡ni una palabra masculineánoun!
e. [so] you say! =   ¡eso es lo que dices!
f. [well] said! =   ¡muy bien dicho!
g. [you've] said it!   *   ¡exacto!,   ¡tú lo dijiste!
6. (=suppose)   suponer,   decir,   poner
·(let'noun) say it'noun worth £20
·supongamos or digamos or pon que vale 20 libras
·I should say it'noun worth about £100
·yo diría que vale unas cien libras
·shall we say Tuesday?
·¿quedamos en el martes?
·shall we say £5?
·¿convenimos en 5 libras?
·we sell it at say £25
·pongamos que lo vendemos por 25 libras
·we were going at say 80kph
·íbamos a 80kph masculineánoun o menos
B. -noun
a. to [have] one'noun say =   dar su opiniónoun
·I've had my say
·yo he dado mi opiniónoun or he dicho lo que pensaba
·to have a say in the matter
·tener voz y voto
·if I had had a say in it
·si hubieran pedido mi parecer or opiniónoun
·to have no say in the matter
·no tener voz en capítulo
·let him have his say!
·¡que hable él!
 
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