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To say in French 🇫🇷

in English in French S
to say dire
How to say “to say” in French? “Dire”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “dire” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on to say in French like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

French Sentences with the Word “To say”

French sentence with “dire” English translation for dire S

Je veux te dire quelque chose.

I want to tell you something.

Laissez-moi vous dire quelque chose.

Let me tell you something. (formal)

Tu sais quoi dire

You know what to say

Je comprends ce que tu veux dire

I understand what you want to say

Tu as raison, je ne peux pas te le dire.

You are right, I can’t tell it to you.

Pourriez-vous me le dire à nouveau?

Can you repeat it for me?

Je ne vous promets pas de vous dire le secret.

I don’t promise to tell you the secret.

Pourquoi ne voulez-vous lui dire?

Why don’t you want to tell him?

Je ne vais pas te le dire jusqu’à mercredi

I’m not going to tell it to you until Wednesday.

Kimberly veut dire la vérité à Joshua.

Kimberly wants to tell Joshua the truth.

Il n’est pas nécessaire de le lui dire, cela peut rester entre nous.

It isn’t necessary to tell her, it can stay between us.

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Tips to remember the French word “dire”:
– Associate “dire” with the English “to say” by thinking of a “director” who says what to do in a film.
– “Dire” sounds like “deer,” which could remind you of someone saying “Dear” in a letter.

– “Dire” is an irregular French verb that means “to say” or “to tell.” It’s one of the most common verbs in the French language.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “Parler” (to speak)
– “Raconter” (to recount/tell a story)
– “Exprimer” (to express)

– je dis (I say)
– tu dis (you say – singular informal)
– il/elle/on dit (he/she/one says)
– nous disons (we say)
– vous dites (you say – plural formal)
– ils/elles disent (they say – masculine/feminine)

Imperfect (used to say):
– je disais
– tu disais
– il/elle/on disait
– nous disions
– vous disiez
– ils/elles disaient

Future (will say):
– je dirai
– tu diras
– il/elle/on dira
– nous dirons
– vous direz
– ils/elles diront

Conditional (would say):
– je dirais
– tu dirais
– il/elle/on dirait
– nous dirions
– vous diriez
– ils/elles diraient

Passé composé (said – past participle used is “dit”):
– j’ai dit
– tu as dit
– il/elle/on a dit
– nous avons dit
– vous avez dit
– ils/elles ont dit

Subjunctive (may say) – Present:
– que je dise
– que tu dises
– qu’il/elle/on dise
– que nous disions
– que vous disiez
– qu’ils/elles disent

Examples of sentences using “dire”:
– Present: Il dit toujours la vérité. (He always tells the truth.)
– Past: J’ai dit bonjour quand je suis entré. (I said hello when I entered.)
– Future: Demain, je te dirai tout. (Tomorrow, I will tell you everything.)
– Imperfect: Quand j’étais jeune, je disais souvent des bêtises. (When I was young, I often used to say silly things.)
– Conditional: Je te dirais bien, mais je ne peux pas. (I would tell you, but I can’t.)
– Subjunctive: Il faut que je dise la vérité. (I need to tell the truth.)

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