tell

Listen:
 /tɛl/


Para o verbo: "to tell"

Pretérito Passado told
Particípio passado: told

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Traduções principais
EnglishPortuguese
tell [sb],
tell [sb] [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(say, say to)dizer vt
 What did you tell him?
 O que você disse a ele?
tell [sb],
tell [sb] [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(inform, convey)contar vt
 Tell me what he said.
 Conte-me o que ele disse.
tell viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (notice) (reparar)notar vt
 Can you tell that I've put on ten pounds?
 Dá para notar que eu engordei 5 quilos?
 
Traduções complementares
EnglishPortuguese
tell viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (say to)dizer v int
 I asked her, but she would not tell.
tell viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (give evidence of) (dar a conhecer)dizer, relatar, declarar v int
 The judge asked him to explain what had happened, but he would not tell.
tell viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (disclose or confess [sth])dizer, revelar vt
 I interrogated him, but he would not tell. I finally told her what happened.
 Eu o interroguei, mas ele não disse (or: revelou) nada. Eu finalmente disse (or: revelei) a ela o que aconteceu.
tell [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (story) (história)contar, narrar, relatar vt
 He told the story to his daughter.
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (communicate) (comunicar)contar, dizer, revelar vt
 I need you to tell me what you are feeling.
tell [sb],
tell [sb] [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(announce)contar, anunciar, notificar vt
 He told the whole school that he was leaving to become a rock musician.
tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (utter) (articular)dizer, pronunciar vt
 He told her the three words she'd been longing to hear.
tell [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (reveal)contar, revelar vt
 We told them our secret.
tell,
tell [sb] to do [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(command, order)dizer, ordenar vt
 He told her to clean her room.
tell [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (distinguish)distinguir, diferenciar vt
 Can you tell the difference between these two colours? I can't tell that one from this one.
 Você consegue distinguir (or: diferenciar) essas duas cores? Não consigo distinguir (or: diferenciar) essa daquela.
tell [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (identify)dizer, identificar vt
 Can you tell who it is?
 Você pode dizer (or: identificar) quem é?
tell [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (realize)dizer, perceber vt
 It's hard to tell who it is in this light.
tell [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (assure)dizer, assegurar, afirmar vt
 I have done all the work, I tell you.
tell [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (explain)dizer, explicar, esclarecer vt
 Tell me exactly how you came to this conclusion.
tell [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (report to)contar para vt + prep
 You've broken my toy car. I'm telling Mum!
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Formas compostas:
EnglishPortuguese
show and tell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (school: class speaking exercise) (escola: aula de exercícios de fala)lição oral sf
  exposição sf
 Johnny, what did you bring for show-and-tell?
tell a joke v (recount a humorous story)contar piada loc vt
tell a lie v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." ([sb]: not tell truth)contar uma mentira loc vt
 I used to tell a lot of lies when I was a little kid.
tell a story v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (recite a narrative) (recitar narrativa)contar uma história expres
 The children asked their grandfather to tell them a story.
tell a story v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (reflect events) (figurado: narrar eventos)contar uma história expres
 Every picture tells a story.
tell [sth/sb] apart vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (distinguish between) (identificar entre algo ou alguém)diferenciar, distinguir vi
 The twins are so alike that it's not easy to tell them apart.
tell how vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (describe the manner in which) (descrever a maneira em que)mostrar como loc vt
 If you'll tell me how to bake a pie, I'll bake you one tomorrow.
tell it like it is v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (be honest and direct) (ser honesto e direto)ser sincero, dizer como as coisas são expres
  (gíria: ser honesto e direto)mandar a real expres
 Okay, I'll tell it like it is, but I don't think you'll like it.
tell jokes v (recount funny stories) (contar piadas)contar piadas loc vt
tell of vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (recount) (contar)falar sobre vt
  relatar vt
tell on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (inform against) (informal)dedurar vt
  (formal)delatar vt
  denunciar vt
  (gíria)caguetar, alcaguetar vt
 If a little boy does something naughty, his sister will tell on him.
 Se um garotinho faz alguma travessura, sua irmã o dedura.
tell on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] US, informal, figurative (have an effect on)afetar vt
  surtir efeito loc verb
 After a few glasses, that red wine really starts to tell on you.
 Depois de algumas taças, aquele vinho tinto realmente começa a afetar você.
tell on [sb] v informal (inform on [sb](informar sobre alguém)denunciar v int
 My sister Linda was always telling on me when we were growing up.
tell one's beads v (recite a rosary)rezar o rosário loc v int
  rezar o terço loc v int
tell right from wrong v (have a sense of morality) (ter senso de moralidade)diferenciar o certo do errado expres
tell [sb] a secret v (confide [sth] private to [sb](confiar algo em segredo para alguém)contar um segredo loc vt
 Once she told me her great secret, I wished I had never heard it.
tell tales v informal (inform on [sb])inventar histórias loc v int
 Telling tales is what he does best, so you'd better not confide in him.
tell the future v (predict what will happen) (prever o que irá acontecer)prever o futuro loc v int
 If I could tell the future it would probably scare me to death.
tell the truth v (be honest) (ser honesto)dizer a verdade loc v int
  falar a verdade loc v int
 If a woman asks if you can guess her age, never tell her the truth!
tell time,
UK: tell the time
v
US (read the hour on an analogue clock) (ver as horas em relógio analógico)dizer as horas loc v int
  ver as horas loc v int
tell-tale sign nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (visible indication) (indicação visível)placa de indicação loc sf
  indicação sf
Time will tell exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." ([sth] will be revealed)o tempo dirá expr
  quem viver, verá expres
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