tell = decir verb

tell

/ˈtɛl/ verb
verb
told, telling

Spanish Translation of TELL

transitive verb
1
: decir, contar
he told us the storynos contó la historia
he told us what happenednos contó qué pasó
she told me the newsme dio la noticia
tell me all about itcuéntamelo todo
tell her that…dile que…
tell her hello for medale saludos de mi parte
2
inform : decir
tell me when they get heredime cuando lleguen
I won't tell anyoneno se lo diré a nadie
I'm telling Mom!¡se lo voy a decir a mamá!
3
instruct : decir
do what I tell youhaz lo que te digo
they told her to waitle dijeron que esperara
4
relate : contar
to tell a storycontar una historia
to tell a liedecir una mentira
5
discern : discernir, notar
I can't tell the differenceno noto la diferencia
I could tell that she was lyingme di cuenta de que estaba mintiendo
6
: indicar, señalar
the evidence tells us that…las pruebas nos indican que…
7
all told : en total
8
don't tell me : no me digas
9
I'll tell you what (introducing a suggestion) : hagamos así
10
I told you so : te lo dije
11
to tell apart : distinguir
12
to tell it like it is familiar : contar/decir las cosas como son
13
to tell off familiar : regañar
14
to tell (you) the truth : a decir verdad
15
you're telling me! : ¡a mí me lo vas a decir!
intransitive verb
1
say : decir
I won't tellno voy a decírselo a nadie
2
know : saber
you never can tellnunca se sabe
as far as I can tellsegún parece
3
show : notarse, hacerse sentir
the strain is beginning to tellla tensión se empieza a notar
4
to tell on : denunciar

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