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Inglés americano: /seɪ/
Inglés británico: /seɪ/

Traducción de say en español:

transitive verb present saysPronunciación: /sez/ past tense & past participle saidPronunciación: /sed/

  • 1
    (utter, express in speech) (word/sentence/mass)
    to say good morning to somebody
    darle los buenos días a alguien
    I said yes/no
    dije que sí/no
    he said yes/no to my proposal
    aceptó/rechazó mi propuesta
    go away, she said
    —vete —dijo
    he didn't say a word throughout the whole meeting
    no dijo ni una palabra durante toda la reunión
    no dijo ni pío durante toda la reunión [colloquial]
    well said!
    ¡bien dicho!
    now, say after me: I, Paul Hurst, …
    ahora repita conmigo: yo, Paul Hurst, …
    to say something to somebody
    decirle algo a alguien
    what exactly did she say to you?
    ¿qué te dijo exactamente?
    so I said to myself …
    así que me dije …
    I said (that) we shouldn't have come
    ya decía yo que no deberíamos haber venido
    I can't say I laughed much
    no me reí mucho, que digamos
    I must say it looks very nice
    la verdad es que es muy bonito
    don't say you forgot!
    ¡no me digas que se te olvidó!
    she said (I was) to give you her love
    me dijo que te diera recuerdos (de su parte)
    I can't say when they'll be back
    no sé cuándo volverán
    who shall I say is calling? well, what can I say?
    ¿y qué quieres que te diga?
    it was, how or what shall I say, a tricky situation if you disagree, say so
    si no está de acuerdo, dígalo
    why didn't you say so before? I should say so
    (emphatic agreement) eso digo yo
    (probability) yo diría que sí
    that's to say, that is to say she's very self-assured, not to say arrogant
    es muy segura de sí misma, por no decir arrogante
    she's better than he is, but that's not saying much
    ella es mejor que él, lo que no es mucho decir
    it doesn't say much for …
    no dice mucho de …
    there's a lot to be said for waiting
    hay muchas razones por las que bien vale la pena esperar
    there's nothing more to be said!
    ¡no hay más que decir!
    it will mean a lot of money, to say nothing of time
    supondrá mucho dinero, y no digamos ya tiempo
    to say the least
    como mínimo
    what have you got to say for yourself? she hasn't a lot to say for herself
    es muy sosa
    enough said, I'll see what I can do about it
    está bien, veremos lo que se puede hacer
    the less said about it, the better
    cuanto menos se hable del asunto, mejor
    say no more
    no me digas más
    you can say that again!
    ¡y que lo digas!
    it goes without saying that …
    huelga decir que …
    ni que decir tiene que …
    por supuesto que …
    that goes without saying
    (eso) no hay ni que decirlo
    eso se da por sentado
    though I say it myself
    modestia aparte
    no es por decirlo
    that's easier said than done
    del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho
    no sooner said than done
    dicho y hecho
    when all's said and done before you could say knife or Jack Robinson least said soonest mended
    cuanto menos se diga, mejor
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • All of us at some time in our lives have to stand up and say a few words in public, whether to give away a bride, move a vote of thanks or make a presentation.
    • He struggled to recall clearly the words the priest had said to him almost a year earlier.
    • Only now as I stood in the airport did I realise that she really had not understood a word I was saying.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The funeral goes as planned, everyone says their speeches memorializing this woman to whom they now say goodbye forever.
    • See, the difference between saying a speech in class and acting with my group is a really big one.
    • Cameron had to say his speech in front of the class and he basically freaked out.
  • 2 2.1 (state) it said in the paper that …
    el periódico decía or ponía que …
    it says nothing in the contract about overtime
    el contrato no dice or no pone nada de horas extraordinarias
    her smile of triumph says it all
    su sonrisa triunfal lo dice todo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Chris, in a murder case we know the black and white letter of the law says the state does not have to prove motive.
    • The text of the affidavit says that it was completed and signed by her.
    • I got a text saying I had won £1000 and all I had to do was claim it by calling a number.
    2.2 (register)
    what (time) does your watch say?
    ¿qué hora marca tu reloj?
    ¿tú qué hora tienes?
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The sun was still behind a mountain, but his watch said seven minutes past official sunup.
    • My back was damp from the moss and my watch said four hours had passed.
    • She turns and looks at her alarm clock which says eight o'clock.
  • 3 3.1 (suppose) [colloquial] (let's) say that …
    supongamos or pongamos or digamos que …
    say she doesn't come, then what do we do?
    pongamos (por caso) que no viene ¿entonces qué hacemos?
    shall we say tomorrow?
    ¿qué tal mañana? [colloquial]
    3.2 (estimate)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Then go find someone else in a different line of work - say, someone with a home office.
    • In this system, the taoiseach would be elected for a fixed term - say, four years.
    • This scheme lends itself to the use of coins as scoring tokens; say, a nickel per point perhaps.
  • 4 4.1 (allege) they say she jilted him
    dicen or se dice que lo plantó
    it's said he'll have to resign
    se dice que tendrá que renunciar
    he's been ill, or so he says
    ha estado enfermo, al menos eso es lo que dice
    never say I didn't warn you
    luego no digas que no te avisé
    to be said to + infinitiveshe's said to be very mean/strict
    dicen que es muy tacaña/severa
    never let it be said that I don't care
    que no se diga que no me importa
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The author of the report that was said to be prejudicial was called as a witness.
    • They also adduced what was said to be a report from the local Meteorological Station.
    • His failure, it is said, calls into question his motives in serving as a juror in the trial.
    4.2 (decide, pronounce) that's really not for me to say
    eso no me corresponde a mí decirlo
  • 5 (respond to suggestion) [colloquial]what do or would you say to a cup of tea
    ¿quieres or (esp Spain) te apetece una taza de té?
    ¿qué te parece si nos tomamos un té?
    that's what I think; now, what do you say?
    eso es lo que yo pienso ¿y a ti qué te parece? or ¿y tú que dices?
    I won't say no
    no te digo que no
    I wouldn't say no to a drink
    no rechazaría una copa
    what say we go halves?
    ¿qué tal si vamos a medias? [colloquial]

intransitive verb

  • I'd rather not say
    prefiero no decirlo
    it's hard to say
    es difícil decirlo
    you were saying?
    ¿(qué) decías?
    who says or says who? [colloquial]
    ¿quién lo dice?
    says you! [colloquial]
    ¡eso es lo que tú dices!
    you don't say! [colloquial]
    ¡no me digas!
    ¡qué me dices!
    I say! (British) [colloquial]I say! what a lovely dress!
    ¡pero qué vestido más bonito!
    I say, can you hear me over there?
    ¡eh! or ¡ey! ¿me oyen ahí?


  • (US) [colloquial]
    ¡oye! [colloquial]
    say, that's a great idea!
    ¡oye, qué buena idea! [colloquial]
    say, buddy
    ¡eh, amigo!

noun no plural

  • 1 (statement of view) to have one's say
    dar su ( or mi etc. ) opinión
    let him have his say now
    ahora déjalo hablar
    ahora deja que dé su opinión
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Listeners to radio will also be given an opportunity to have their say through phone-ins.
    • Speaking as a politician at any venue is merely an opportunity for that man to have his say.
    • And if you want to have your say, exchange ideas, opinions and experiences, it's the only place to be.
  • 2 (share)say (in something)I have no say in the matter
    yo no tengo ni voz ni voto en el asunto
    they want a say in the decision making
    quieren participar en la toma de decisiones
    to have the final say (in something)
    tener la última palabra (en algo)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Real partnership means all participants benefit and all have a say in developments.
    • Can you also explain why Industry has a say in policy development.
    • Lastly, keep in mind that children like variation and to have a say in what they do.
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