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Turkish translation of “tell”

tell

verb
 
 
/tel/ (past tense and past participle told)
SAY [T] A1 to say something to someone, usually giving them information
söylemek, demek, anlatmak
He told me about his new school. [+ (that)] Sally told me that the play didn't start until 9 o'clock. [+ question word] Can you tell me what time the next bus leaves?Announcing, informing and stating
tell sb to do sth A2 to order someone to do something
emretmek, söylemek
I told you to stay here.Giving orders and commands
can tell B2 to know or recognize something from what you hear, see, etc
ayırtedebilmek, bilebilmek, farkedebilmek
[+ (that)] You could tell that he was tired. [+ question word] You can never tell whether Hajime's being serious or not. I can't tell the difference between them.Knowledge and awareness
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
(Definition of tell from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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