e Learn Spanish Language
Free Spanish Lessons
Online language learning with Laura K. Lawless
Learn Spanish
   
e Learn Spanish Language > Spanish Lessons > Vocabulary > Expressions > Expressions with Decir
   
Menu

Subscribe to
the free 
e Learn Spanish Language
weekly
newsletter
Spanish newsletter


Spanish language Decir - To Say, Tell - Spanish Expressions
 
 
Decir has several different meanings and is used in a number of common expressions.
decir to say
to tell
(informal) to ask
to go with, match
to show, indicate, reveal
 
decir a alguien (informal) to be named
decir de todo a alquien  (informal) to call someone every name under the sun
decir digo donde dijo Diego to talk back what one said
decir entre sí to say to oneself
decir para sí to say to oneself
decir que no/sí to say no/yes
 
decir por decir to talk for the sake of talking
dar que decir (a la gente) to make people talk, provide gossip fodder
es decir that is to say, I mean
es mucho decir that's saying a lot
me permito decir que I'd venture to say that
ni que decir tiene que... it goes without saying that...
no hay más que decir there's nothing more to say
no hay que decir que... it goes without saying that...
no sé que decir I don't know what to say
no hay para qué decir of course
o por mejor decir or rather, in other words
querer decir to mean
ya es decir that's saying a lot
  
¿Cómo diríamos?
¿Cómo dijera yo?
How shall I put it?
¿Cómo has dicho? Pardon? What did you say?
como quien dice so to speak, in a way
como quien no dice nada casually
¿Cómo se dice ...? How do you say ...?
como si dijéramos so to speak, in a way
Decía... As I was saying...
¿Decía Ud.? What were you saying?
dicho de otra manera in other words
dicho sea de paso by the way
Dicho y hecho. No sooner said than done.
¡Diga!, ¡Dígame! (phone) Hello?
digamos say, sort of, for lack of a better word
digámoslo así so to speak
digan lo que digan whatever they may say
digo...  (Mexico) well, uh
¿Digo algo? Did I say something?
¡Digo, digo! Hey! Wait a minute!
Dime con quien andas y te diré quien eres. Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are.
dirás aquel otro you must mean the other one
el qué dirán public opinion
Eso digo. That's what I'm saying.
¡haberlo dicho! You might have told me!
¡Lo dicho dicho! I stand by what I said!
¡Lo que he dicho! I stand by what I said!
mejor dicho rather, I mean
no es para dicho it's not fit to be told
no lo digo por tí I'm not talking about you
¡No me digas! You don't say!
no quiso por el qué dirán he didn't want to for fear of what people would say
pero digo/dice mal but I am/he is wrong to say
por decirlo así so to speak
que digamos what you could call
¡Quién lo diría! Can you believe it?!
¡Si te lo digo yo! Yes it's true!
tragarse lo dicho to eat one's words
Ud. dirá it's for you to say; say "when"
ya me dirás tell me your side of it
y dice bien and he is right
y no digamos de not to mention
¡Y que lo digas! You can say that again!
  
decirse to be named
como aquel se dice so to speak
¿Cómo se dice...? How do you say...?
eso se dice en seguida that's easier said than done
no se diga que never let it be said that
no se diría eso that could not be said
se dice it is said, they say
se diría que it seems, one would say
se me ha dicho que I've been told that
y no se diga not to mention
  
un decir saying, witty remark
a decir de todos by all accounts
al decir de according to
es un decir it's just an expression
  

Lesson on the verb decir

Decir conjugations

More Spanish Expressions

  

©   
All rights reserved.
About e Learn Spanish Language


Find Spanish Lessons
Custom Search

Advertise on
e Learn Spanish Language
Options & Rates

  

  


LKL's sites
  Learn English
  Learn French
  Veggie Table
  LKL homepage

  

 

  

  

e Learn Spanish Language