Italian translation of 'saying'
Example Sentences Including 'saying'
He nodded, like a teacher saying , Let that be a lesson to you.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Some guy called Christian rang for you, she was saying , handing me a scrap of paper on which she'd written down his number.THE EXECUTION (2002)
They went out, looking curiously at Malone and Himes but saying nothing.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Trends of 'saying'
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Word forms: past tense past 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
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)
'saying' in Other Languages
- Arabic: قَوْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: ditado popular
- Chinese: 说法
- Croatian: izreka
- Czech: rčení
- Danish: talemåde
- Dutch: gezegde
- European Spanish: dicho
- Finnish: sanonta
- French: expression
- German: Sprichwort Sprichwörter
- Greek: ρητό
- Italian: detto
- Japanese: ことわざ
- Korean: 말하기
- Norwegian: ordtak
- Polish: powiedzenie
- Portuguese: ditado popular
- Romanian: proverb proverbe
- Russian: высказывание
- Spanish: dicho
- Swedish: ordspråk
- Thai: สุภาษิต
- Turkish: deyim
- Ukrainian: приказка
- Vietnamese: tục ngữ
Translation of saying from the Collins English to Italian Dictionary