decia



Del verbo decir: (conjugar)
decía es:
1ª persona singular (yo) imperfecto indicativo
3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperfecto indicativo

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Principal Translations
decir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (expresar con palabras) ([sth] to [sb])say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  ([sb] about [sth])tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 ¡Venid a merendar!, dijo la madre.
 "Come have a bite to eat," said the mother.
decir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (opinar)say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Dice que no le gusta la música moderna.
 He says that he doesn't like modern music.
decirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (hablar consigo mismo)say to yourself, tell yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  tell yourself vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
 Me dije que debía aprovechar la ocasión.
 I said to myself that I should take advantage of the occasion.
decirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (hablarse, opinarse) (US)be said, be rumored v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be said, be rumoured v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (tener algo un nombre)be called v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (hacerse llamar)call yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 
Additional Translations
decir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (murmurar, rumorar)say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Todo lo que dicen de él es mentira, es un buen hombre.
 Everything they say about him is a lie. He is a good man.
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Compound Forms:
a decir verdad exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (para ser sincero)to tell the truth, truth be told v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
aprender a decir no learn to say no
atreverse a decir loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (hablar con franqueza)dare to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
baste decir que grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (para concluir, terminar)suffice it to say, needless to say, let's just say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
con todo esto quiero decir que this is all to say that, what I mean is exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
de más está decir exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (es innecesario decir)needless to say exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
decir a alguien de todo menos bonito,
decir a alguien de todo salvo bonito
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
figurado (insultar)insult vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  tell [sb] off 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."
decir a alguien de todo salvo bonito insult [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  give [sb] an earful v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decir adiós,
decirle adiós a alguien,
decirle adiós a
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(despedirse)say goodbye to [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  say goodbye v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Decir adiós antes de partir toma valor.
decir adiós,
decirle adiós a algo,
decirle adiós a
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(dejar atrás)say goodbye v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Dile adiós a ese hombre que ya ha pasado mucho tiempo.
decir algo con sutileza loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (comentar con delicadeza)say [sth] with subtlety v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decir barbaridades de algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (descalificar)say nasty things about [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  make outrageous remarks about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decir barbaridades de alguien say nasty things about [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (colloquial)bitch about [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decir cosas bonitas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (hablar alabando)say nice things v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (slang)sweet talk vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
decir de carrerilla,
saber de carrerilla
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(de memoria y seguido)recite [sth] by memory, say [sth] by memory v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Solía rezar el rosario por la noches con mi madre y me lo sabía de carrerilla.
decir el pecado pero no el pecador exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (callarse el autor)refuse to give [sb]'s name v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative)not kiss and tell v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decir maravillas,
decir maravillas de alguien,
decir maravillas de
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(elogiar a alguien)praise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  tell [sb] wonders v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No me digas maravillas que yo sé que hiciste algo mal.
decir maravillas,
decir maravillas de algo,
decir maravillas de
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(elogiar algo)speak wonders, say wonders v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  speak highly of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Dijo maravillas de la película pero a mí no me gustó.
decir maravillas,
decir maravillas de alguien
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(hablar bien de alguien)praise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  speak highly of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Decir maravillas de los demás es mejor que criticar.
decir misa loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (dar la misa)preach viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (religious)give mass vtr + n
ya pueden decir misa exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (digan lo que digan) (figurative)preach to the choir v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. It doesn't matter how much you preach to the choir, she will never be interested.
decir no a algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (negarse a algo)say no to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  refuse to do [sth], refuse to say [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decir para su sayo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (decirse a uno mismo)tell yourself vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
  say to yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decir pestes de alguien,
decir pestes de
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(hablar mal)say nasty things about [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (colloquial, offensive)bitch about [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decir por decir loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (sin tener razones)be pointless to keep talking v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be just empty words exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Si no concretamos el día y la hora de la cena, es decir por decir.
 If we don't set a time and date for dinner, it's pointless to keep talking.
decir presente say here v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  say yes sir, say yes miss v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
decir que sí loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (aceptar, aprobar)say yes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Le pedí permiso a mi papá y dijo que sí.
 I asked my dad for permission and he said yes.
decir ser algo claim to be [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
en un decir amén loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). coloquial (en brevísimo tiempo)in a flash advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in the twinkling of an eye advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in the batting of an eye advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in no time (at all) advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Terminó el examen en un decir amén.
es decir exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (esto es)that is exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  that is to say exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  meaning gerundgerund: -ing form of verb used as a noun--for example, "Running is good for you." "Stop your yelling."
es un decir exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (es una forma de hablar)it's a saying, it's an expression exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  just saying exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it's like saying exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
llegar a decir go as far as to say, even say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mucho que decir a lot to say, a great deal to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
ni que decir tiene exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (no hace falta decirlo)goes without saying, be needless to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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 Isaac Asimov es un excelente autor; eso ni que decir tiene.
no decir esta boca es mía exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (no soltar palabra)not utter a word v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
no decir ni mu,
no decir ni pío
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(permanecer en silencio)not say a word v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  keep mum v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No dijo ni mu cuando lo acusaron de robo.
no decir ni pío loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (estar callado)not make a peep v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)keep mum v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  not say a word v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ana no dijo ni pío en toda la tarde.
 Ana didn't make a peep the whole afternoon.
no decir ni pío loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (conformarse, no protestar)not make a peep v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  not say a word v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  not say a thing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Le bajaron el sueldo y no dijo ni pío.
no decir que no a algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no rehusar)not say no to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  not pass up v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No digas que no a una oportunidad de trabajo.
 Don't say no to a job opportunity.
por decir exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (sólo por hablar)for example exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 –¿Qué hago de comer? Y no me digas "no sé". –Pues pizza, por decir algo.
por no decir loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (si no es que)not to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  if not conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  not least exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Llegar a tiempo es muy difícil, por no decir imposible.
querer decir loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tratar de decir)mean vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  want to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
es mucho decir exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (eso es exagerar)be an overstatement v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
sin decir agua va exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (sin pensarlo)without a warning, without warning exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (UK)Gardez loo, gardey loo, gardy loo, gardyloo exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
sin decir nada loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (sin hacer comentario)without saying a thing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  without a word exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
sin decir oxte ni moxte loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). coloquial (sin aviso, inesperado)without a word, just like that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  the next thing you know exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Llegó a su casa y, sin decir oxte ni moxte, se soltó a llorar.
sin decir oxte ni moxte loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). coloquial (sin pedir permiso)without a word, just like that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Se salió a mitad de la clase sin decir oxte ni moxte.
sin decir palabra loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (sin hacer comentario)without a word exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
sobra decir exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (no hace falta decir)needless to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
solo decir exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (únicamente comentar)just to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
solo me resta decir exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (solo queda por comentar)I just want to say, the only thing I want to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  all that is left is for me to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
vale decir it must be said, needless to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
viene a decir que it means that
volver a decir say again v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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