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say

Pronunciation: /seɪ/

Translation of say in French:

n

  • to have one's say dire ce qu'on a à dire (on sur) to have a say/no say in sth avoir/ne pas avoir son mot à dire sur qch to have no say in the matter ne pas avoir voix au chapitre

vt (prét, pp said)

  • 1 [gen], dire (to à) ‘hello,’ he said ‘bonjour,’ dit-il to say (that) dire que they say she's very rich, she is said to be very rich on dit qu'elle est très riche to say sth about sb/sth dire qch au sujet de qn/qch to say sth to oneself se dire qch let's say no more about it n'en parlons plus it goes without saying that il va sans dire que that is to say c'est-à-dire let's say there are 20 mettons or supposons qu'il y en ait 20 how high would you say it is? à ton avis, quelle en est la hauteur? I'd say she was about 25 je lui donnerais environ 25 ans

vi (prét, pp said)

  • stop when I say arrête quand je te le dirai he wouldn't say il n'a pas voulu le dire

Idioms

it says a lot for sb/sth

c'est tout à l'honneur de qn/qch

there's a lot to be said for that method

cette méthode est très intéressante à bien des égards

when all is said and done

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