tell = contar verb

tell

verb
told, telling

Spanish Translation of TELL

transitive verb
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: decir, contar he told us the story nos contó la historia he told us what happened nos contó qué pasó she told me the news me dio la noticia tell me all about it cuéntamelo todo tell her that… dile que… tell her hello for me dale saludos de mi parte
2
inform : decir tell me when they get here dime cuando lleguen I won't tell anyone no se lo diré a nadie I'm telling Mom! ¡se lo voy a decir a mamá!
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instruct : decir do what I tell you haz lo que te digo they told her to wait le dijeron que esperara
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relate : contar to tell a story contar una historia to tell a lie decir una mentira
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discern : discernir, notar I can't tell the difference no noto la diferencia I could tell that she was lying me di cuenta de que estaba mintiendo
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: indicar, señalar the evidence tells us that… las pruebas nos indican que…
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all told : en total
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don't tell me : no me digas
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I'll tell you what (introducing a suggestion) : hagamos así
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I told you so : te lo dije
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to tell apart : distinguir
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to tell it like it is familiar : contar/decir las cosas como son
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to tell off familiar : regañar
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to tell (you) the truth : a decir verdad
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you're telling me! : ¡a mí me lo vas a decir!
intransitive verb
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say : decir I won't tell no voy a decírselo a nadie
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know : saber you never can tell nunca se sabe as far as I can tell que yo sepa, que yo haya notado
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show : notarse, hacerse sentir the strain is beginning to tell la tensión se empieza a notar
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to tell on : denunciar

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