decir

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish, from Latin dīcere, present active infinitive of dīcō, from Proto-Italic *deikō, from Proto-Indo-European *déyḱti (to show, point out).

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decir (first-person singular present digo, first-person singular preterite dije, past participle dicho)

  1. to say, to tell
    Es un mentiroso. Nunca dice la verdad.
    He's a liar. He never tells the truth.
  2. to suggest
  3. to show; to demonstrate
  4. to call; to name
    Synonym: llamar
  5. (reflexive) to be said, to say (when a specific subject is not identified)
    ¿Cómo se dice __ en inglés?
    How do you say __ in English?

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decir m (plural decires)

  1. saying
  2. idle talk

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