dizer

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

dizer (first-person singular present digo, first-person singular preterite dixem, past participle dito)

  1. reintegrationist spelling of dicir

References[edit]

  • dizer” in Dicionário Estraviz de galego (2014).

Ladino[edit]

Verb[edit]

dizer (Latin spelling)

  1. Alternative form of dezir
    • 2013, Bouena Sarfatty Garfinkle, "Family Dynamics", in Renée Levine Melammed, An Ode to Salonika: The Ladino Verses of Bouena Sarfatty, p. 80:
      Kouando los Nahmias alevantan el vaso para dizer lehaim, / Eze de korason.

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dizer

  1. to say, to tell
  2. to speak
  3. to communicate

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: dizer

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /diˈze(h)/
  • (Rural Central Brazil) IPA(key): /d͡ʒiˈze(ɹ)/
  • Hyphenation: di‧zer
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

dizer (first-person singular present digo, first-person singular preterite disse, past participle dito)

  1. to say
    1. (transitive) to speak; to pronounce; to utter; to say
      Abra a boca e diga aaaaa.
      Open your mouth and say aaaaah.
      Ele disse “eu nunca fiz isso”.
      He said “I’ve never done this”
    2. (transitive with a or para) to tell; to say to (to communicate information to someone)
      • 2007, J. K. Rowling, Lia Wyler, Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte, Rocco, page 516:
        Não é bonito dizer isso a uma pessoa.
        It's not nice to say that to a person.
    3. (transitive with que) to say that (to indicate a given fact)
      A placa diz que não podemos entrar.
      The sign says that we can’t go in.
  2. to discern; to tell to distinguish
    • 2000, J. K. Rowling, Lia Wyler, Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban, Rocco, page 240:
      Era difícil dizer se a professora os ouvira, pois seu rosto estava oculto pelas sombras.
      It was difficult to tell whether the teacher had heard them, because her face was hidden by the shadows.
  3. (transitive, personal) to mean
    Vamos à festa para comer... Digo, celebrar.
    We're going to the party to eat... I mean, to celebrate.
    “Ir para o céu” você diz... morrer?
    By “go to heaven” you mean... to die?

Conjugation[edit]

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:dizer.

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