decir

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /deˈθiɾ/, [d̪e̞ˈθiɾ] (Spain)
  • IPA(key): /deˈsiɾ/, [d̪e̞ˈsiɾ] (Latin America)

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to say
  2. to tell
  3. to suggest
  4. to show; to demonstrate
  5. to call; to name

Conjugation[edit]