Italian translation of 'say'
Word forms:past tensepast participle said
transitive verb, intransitive verb
he said (that) he'd do it
- (subj, dial, gauge)
ha detto che l'avrebbe fattoDavid said he'd come
David ha detto che sarebbe venutoshe said (that) I was to give you this
mi ha detto di darti questowhat did he say?
cos'ha detto?my watch says 3 o'clock
il mio orologio fa le 3the rules say that ...
il regolamento dice che...to say mass/a prayer
dire messa/una preghierato say yes/no
dire di sì/di noto say yes/no to a proposal
accettare/rifiutare una propostaI wouldn't say no (British, informal)
non mi dispiacerebbeto say goodbye/goodnight to sb
dire arrivederci/buonanotte a qnto say sth again
ripetere qccould you say that again?
potrebbe ripetere?say after me ...
ripetete con me...I've nothing more to say
non ho altro da direI'll say more about it later
ne riparlerò più tardilet's say no more about it
non ne parliamo piùI'd rather not say
preferisco non pronunciarmiI should say it's worth about £100
direi che vale sulle 100 sterline(let's) say it's worth £20
diciamo or ammettiamo che valga 20 sterlineshall we say Tuesday?
facciamo martedì?will you take an offer of, say, £50?
accetta un'offerta di, diciamo, 50 sterline?
- (in phrases)
that is to say
vale a dire,
cioèto say nothing of
per non parlare dito say the least
a dir pocoshe hasn't much or has nothing to say for herself (by way of conversation)
non sa dire due parolewhat have you got to say for yourself? (by way of excuse)
qual è la tua giustificazione?that doesn't say much for him
non torna a suo creditoit goes without saying (that)
va da sé (che)there's no saying what he'll do
Dio solo sa cosa faràit's not for me to say
non sta a me dirlowhat do or would you say to a walk?
che ne dici or diresti di una passeggiata?when all is said and done
in fin dei contilet's say that ...
mettiamo or diciamo che...it is said that
si dice che (+subjunc)they say that
dicono che (+subjunc)there is something or a lot to be said for it
ha i suoi lati positiviit must be said that ...
bisogna ammettere che...he is said to have ...
si dice che abbia...it is easier or sooner said than done
è più facile a dirsi che a farsiI say! or (US) Say! (calling attention)
scusi!(in surprise, appreciation)
perbacco!I'll say! (informal)
eccome!I should say it is or so! or you can say THAT again! (informal)
altroché!you don't say! (informal) (often ironic)
ma che dici!you('ve) said it! (informal, emphatic)
l'hai detto!say no more! (informal) (often humorous)
non aggiungere altro!
to have one's say
dire la propriato have a say/no say in the matter
avere/non avere voce in capitolo
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Example Sentences Including 'say'
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It knows its stuff and this deal accordingly says much about investor confidence.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The government has said from the outset that it will not subsidise the industry.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Your letter says an awful lot about their situation and little about your own.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
He says he likes all the attention but not for the reasons one might expect.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You beat yourself up and say bad things about yourself.The Sun (2014)
So maybe these dark practices are not as commonplace as people have been saying.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Afghan and western officials say the policy has damaged attempts to reach out to insurgents.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It also said that ministers must learn lessons about managing people's information after concern about the care.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The atmosphere is not good, to say the least.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The doc said his patient probably did not realise just how bad they were for that reason.The Sun (2014)
They have grown vital ear cells in a lab and say they could one day be transplanted.The Sun (2009)
They said they would give it to me.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We have said clearly that there will be no return to the 11-plus.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Who says footballers get paid too much?The Sun (2012)
Yesterday a spokesman said that he had not agreed to be the alliance's referee, nor had he been asked.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
That is not to say that just anything goes.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Then he says something you agree with.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This is pretty much what the company said again yesterday.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Our verbal message will ring hollow if an aspect of the medium potentially says something different.Christianity Today (2000)
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'say' in Other Languages
British English: say /seɪ/ VERB
When you say something, you talk.
She said that they were very pleased.
- American English: say
- 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
- European Portuguese: dizer
- Romanian: a spune
- Russian: говорить
- Spanish: decir
- Swedish: säga
- Thai: พูด
- Turkish: söylemek
- Ukrainian: казати
- Vietnamese: nói
Translation of say from the Collins English to Italian Dictionary