say

Listen:
 /seɪ/


Para o verbo: "to say"

Pretérito Passado said
Particípio passado: said

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Traduções principais
EnglishPortuguese
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (speak)dizer vt
 My friend said "hello".
 Meu amigo disse "alô".
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give an opinion) (dar opinião)dizer vt
 I say it's a bad idea.
 Eu digo que é uma má idéia.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (order) (ordenar)dizer vt
  mandar vt
 Dad says to come and eat dinner right now.
 Papai disse que é para entrar e comer o jantar agora mesmo.
 
Traduções complementares
EnglishPortuguese
say advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for example)por exemplo loc adv
  por assim dizer loc adv
 Take any number, say seven, and multiply by four.
say advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (approximately) (aproximadamente)aproximadamente adv
 There must have been, say, 200 people there.
say interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (to gain attention) (para chamar atenção)escuta, olha, diga interj
 Say, do you know where I can find a good restaurant?
say nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (turn to speak)palavra sf
  fala sf
 When Richard had his say, he explained his side of the story.
say nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (authority)autoridade sf
 The parents decided it was bedtime, and the children had no say in the matter.
say viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (speak)dizer v int
 It's quite impressive, as you say.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (recite)recitar, repetir vt
  dizer vt
 Jimmy can say his ABCs.
say [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (suppose) (supor)dizer vt
 Let's say that he's right.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (affirm) (afirmar)dizer vt
 She is said to be the best painter of her generation.
 Dizem que ela é a melhor pintora da geração dela.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (indicate)indicar, mostrar vt
 The thermometer says that it's seventy degrees.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (prayer) (uma oração)dizer, rezar vt
 The children said a prayer for their parents.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (mass) (missa)celebrar vt
 The priest said the Mass on Sunday.
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Formas compostas:
EnglishPortuguese
a lot to say about nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (much to contribute on the topic of)diz muito sobre expres
 Wow, he has a lot to say about my sister's engagement.
as if to say advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a way that suggests [sth])como se dissesse, como se para dizer loc adv
 He nodded at her as if to say goodbye.
as they say advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (as is commonly said)como dizem loc adv
  como se diz loc adv
 As they say, "It takes one to know one."
as you say advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (I agree that)como você disse loc adv
 As you say, that spaghetti is delicious!
hard to say adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not easy to determine) (difícil de determinar)difícil de dizer, difícil saber loc adj
 It's hard to say who will win this year's World Cup.
have a lot to say about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (openly share one's opinions on)ter muita coisa a dizer sobre loc verb + prep
  (formal)ter muito a dizer sobre loc verb + prep
 As a working mother she has a lot to say about childcare facilities and unpaid, unscheduled overtime.
have little to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (speak little)ter pouco a dizer expres
 His teacher had little to say about the incident.
needless to say advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (of course, obviously) (evidentemente)desnecessário dizer
 Needless to say, I won't go there again.
never say die saying (don't give up) (expressão idiomática - não desistir)não abaixar os braços
 Come on boys, you can still win this game! Never say die!
not say a word v (remain silent) (ficar silencioso)não dizer uma palavra
 Be quiet and don't say a word, or they will discover where we are hiding.
not say a word v (not divulge [sth](não divulgar)não dizer uma palavra
 Don't say a word: it's our secret!
nothing to say about [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (no information or opinion about)nada a dizer sobre algo
 When the reporter asked about his alleged affair, he answered "I have nothing to say about that."
safe to say [sth],
safe to say that
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (true or likely to become true)como diríamos expres
 It's safe to say that most children love pizza.
say a few words v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (make a short speech) (figurado)dizer algumas palavras loc verb
 I was asked to say a few words at my Grandpa's funeral.
 Pediram-me para dizer algumas palavras no funeral do meu avô.
say farewell v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (say goodbye to [sb])despedir-se vp
  dizer adeus expr
 You should say farewell to him before he leaves.
say farewell v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (accept loss of [sth](figurativo)despedir-se vp
  (figurativo)dizer adeus expr
say good-bye,
say goodbye
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(bid farewell)despedir-se vp
  dizer adeus expr
  (informal)dar tchau expr
 The time has come for us to say goodbye.
say good-bye,
say goodbye
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
figurative (give up expectation of [sth](figurativo)despedir-se vp
  (figurativo)dizer adeus expr
  desistir vt
 You can say goodbye to all hopes of promotion.
say goodbye,
say goodbye to [sb]
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(bid [sb] farewell)despedir-se vp
  dizer adeus expres
  (informal)dar tchau expres
 Say goodbye to your cousin for me!
say goodbye to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (no longer have [sth](figurativo)dizer adeus expres
say goodbye to [sth] v figurative (no longer have [sth](não mais ter algo)desistir de (algo) vt
say grace v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (say prayer before meal)rezar, orar vt
  agradecer a Deus vt + sm
  dar graças expr
say hello v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (greet [sb])cumprimentar vt
  dizer olá expres
  dizer oi expres
 I say hello to my neighbors every time I see them.
say no v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (refuse or deny [sth])dizer não vt + adv neg.
  recusar vt
 The offer is very tempting but I'm afraid I have to say no.
say no to [sth/sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (refuse)dizer não a
  recusar vt
 I'm going to have to say no to another piece of cake.
say nothing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (remain silent)não dizer nada adv + vt + pron
  silenciar-se vp
  ficar em silêncio expr
 A defendant has the right to say nothing in a court of law.
say nothing of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (not mention)não dizer nada sobre
 She said nothing of her upcoming surgery for fear her family would worry. You don't need to thank me - say nothing of it!
say sorry to [sb] for [sth] v (apologize to [sb] for [sth] done) (pedir desculpas para alguém por algo)pedir desculpas (a alguém) por (algo) vt
  desculpar-se por vp
say [sth] out loud v (utter [sth] in a clearly audible voice) (dizer algo em tom claramente audível)dizer (algo) alto vt
  (informal)falar (algo) alto vt
say to yourself [sth],
say [sth] to yourself
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(think) (pensar)dizer para si mesmo vt + loc adv
  (informal)falar com seus botões expr
 I said to myself, “No, that can't be right – I'd better start again from the beginning.”
Say what! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing astonishment or outrage) (expressão: surpresa, ultraje)como é que é?, como é? interj
  o quê? interj
say yes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (consent, agree)aceitar vt
  (consentir)dizer sim expr
  consentir vt
  concordar vt
say yes to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (consent to [sth])consentir vt
  dizer sim expr
say yes to [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (give [sb] consent)consentir vt
say yes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (accept an invitation)aceitar vt
  dizer sim expr
 I didn't really want to go but I said yes just to keep her happy.
say yes to [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (accept [sb]'s invitation)aceitar vt
  dizer sim expr
say yes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (confirm [sth])confirmar vt
strange to say advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (surprisingly) (informal: surpreendente)parece mentira expres
  por mais estranho que pareça expres
 Strange to say, I've never set foot inside a church until today.
suffice it to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." formal (I will just say)basta dizer que expres
 Suffice it to say, I don't like him.
that is to say advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in other words) (em outras palavras)ou seja, isto é, isto quer dizer que expres
 I'm sorry. That is to say, I won't do it again.
to say the least advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at the minimum) (no mínimo)pra dizer o mínimo loc adv
 He was a bit taken aback, to say the least. Her comment was highly inappropriate, to say the least.
venture to say [sth],
venture to say that
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(daresay, be so bold as to say)arriscar dizer algo, ousar dizer que vt
 I would venture to say that most people are living with the discontentment of envious feelings.
You can say that again! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (yes: emphatically) (informal: concordar enfaticamente)é isso aí interj
  (informal, gíria: concordar enfaticamente)pode crer interj
 “This new gadget's just brilliant.” “You can say that again!”
You don't say! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal, figurative (expressing disbelief) (expressando descrença)nem precisa dizer! interj
  nem precisa falar interj
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