Turkish translation of “tell”
/tel/ (past tense and past participle told)
tell sb to do sth A2 to order someone to do something
I told you to stay here.Giving orders and commands
UNDERSTAND FROM [T] B2 If something tells you something, it gives you information.
anlatmak, söylemek, haber vermek
What does the survey tell us about the lives of teenagers?Announcing, informing and stating
(I'll) tell you what › used to suggest a plan
Bak ne diyeceğim?', 'Ne diyorum, biliyor musun?'
Tell you what, let's go swimming and then get a pizza.Suggestions and proposals
EFFECT [I] › to have a bad effect on someone
kötü etkisi olmak; kötü/olumsuz etkilemek
The worry of the last few months was starting to tell on him.Causing things to happen
(I) told you so! informal › used when someone has caused problems for themselves by doing something that you told them not to
Sana söylemiştim!', 'Dememiş miydim ben sana?', 'Yaa ben sana söylemiştim!'
→ See also tell sb's fortuneThreats and warnings