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Pronunciation: /seɪ/

Translation of say in German:

v.t. (pres. t. he says /sez/ p.t. & p.p., said /sed/)

  • 1 sagen that is to say das heißt do as or what I say tun Sie, was ich sage when all is said and done letzten Endes go without saying sich von selbst verstehen she is said to be clever/to have done it man sagt, sie sei klug/habe es getan
  • 3 (have specified wording or reading) sagen; [Zeitung] schreiben; [Uhr] zeigen [Uhrzeit] what does it say here? was steht hier?


  • have a or some say ein Mitspracherecht haben (in bei) have no say nichts zu sagen haben have one's say seine Meinung sagen

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