Hindi translation of 'say'
say /seɪ सेइ/
Word forms: says /sez सेज़्/, saying, said
1. transitive verb
When you say something, you speak words. You can also use say to signal that you are stating a fact or your opinion.
'I'm sorry,' he said.
I packed and said goodbye to Charlie.
Did he say where he was going?
I would say that Susan will learn a lot from what she did.
2. transitive verb
You can mention the contents of a piece of writing by mentioning what it says or what someone says in it.
Auntie Winnie wrote back saying Mary wasn't well.
3. transitive verb
If you say something to yourself, you think it.
मन में सोचना
Perhaps I'm still dreaming, I said to myself.
4. transitive verb
You indicate the information given by something such as a clock, dial, or map by mentioning what it says.
The clock said four minutes past eleven.
5. transitive verb
If something says something about a person, situation, or thing, it reveals something about them.
'We regard good quality health care as a human right; it says something about the decency and fairness of our society,' he said.
You can use say when you mention something as an example or when you mention an approximate amount or time.
Several mini-workouts throughout the day - of between, say, five or 10 minutes each - can be as effective as one continuous 30-minute session in the gym.
7. singular noun
If you have a say in something, you have the right to give your opinion and influence decisions. When you have your say, you use this right or give your opinion.
The public should have a say in this matter.
You can use 'You can say that again' to express strong agreement with what someone has just said.[informal]
तुम पूर्णतया सही कहते हो
'Must have been a difficult job.' — 'You can say that again.'
If something goes without saying, it is obvious or definitely true.
मानी हुई बात है
It goes without saying that most gardeners love the outdoor life.
If you say that something says it all, you mean that it shows you very clearly the truth about a situation or someone's feelings.
सब कुछ ज़ाहिर कर देना
This is my third visit in a week, which says it all.
You use to say nothing of when you add something which gives even more strength to the point you are making.
साथ ही साथ
इसकी तो बात ही छोड़ दें
Setting the time on the VCR is apparently too tricky for most people, to say nothing of actually recording something.
You use that is to say to indicate that you are about to express the same idea more clearly.[formal]
Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
If you say there is a lot to be said for something, you think it has a lot of good qualities or aspects.
Note that, with the verb say, if you want to mention the person who is being addressed, you should use the preposition to. 'What did she say you?' is wrong. 'What did she say to you?' is correct. The verb tell, however, is usually followed by a direct object indicating the person who is being addressed. He told Alison he was ill. What did she tell you? 'What did she tell to you?' is wrong. Say is the most general verb for reporting the words that someone speaks. Tell is used to report information that is given to someone. The manufacturer told me that the product did not contain peanuts. Tell can also be used with a 'to' infinitive to report an order or instruction. My mother told me to be quiet and eat my dinner.
There's a lot to be said for living in the countryside.
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Example Sentences Including 'say'
It had seemed a little odd to hear Jessica say the word `dead'.THE EXECUTION (2002)
I dunno if the system's run outa paper, but I'm not, as they say , gunna make any enquiries.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Then I heard a policeman say OK, OK, let the gentleman pass.THE EXECUTION (2002)
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'say' in Other Languages
- Arabic: يَقولُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: dizer
- Chinese: 说
- Croatian: reći
- Czech: říci
- Danish: sige
- Dutch: zeggen
- European Spanish: decir
- Finnish: sanoa
- French: dire
- German: sagen
- Greek: λέω
- Italian: dire
- Japanese: 言う
- Korean: 말하다
- Norwegian: si
- Polish: powiedzieć mówić
- Portuguese: dizer
- Romanian: a spune
- Russian: говорить
- Spanish: decir
- Swedish: säga
- Thai: พูด
- Turkish: söylemek
- Ukrainian: казати сказати
- Vietnamese: nói
Translation of say from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary