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Traducción en español de “tell”

tell

verb /tel/ (past tense, past participle told /tould/)
to inform or give information to (a person ) about (something)
contar
He told the whole story to John He told John about it.
to order or command ; to suggest or warn
decir , mandar
I told him to go away.
to say or express in words
decir , contar
I dont like to telling lies . He wants to tell us a story .
to distinguish ; to see (a difference ); to know or decide
ver (la diferencia ), distinguir , reconocer
Can you tell the difference between them? I can’t tell one from the other You can tell if the meat is cooked by/from the colour .
to give away a secret
contar , revelar
You mustn’t tell or we’ll get into trouble .
to be effective ; to be seen to give (good) results
notarse , hacerse notar
Good teaching will always tell.
teller noun a person who receives or pays out money over the counter at a bank .
cajero
a person who tells ( stories )
narrador
a story-teller.
telling adjective having a great effect
eficaz
a telling argument .
tellingly adverb
eficazmente
Tellingly, she avoided mentioning Peter throughout the whole evening .
telltale adjective giving information (often which a person would not wish to be known )
revelador
the telltale signs of guilt .
I told you so ( spoken ) I told or warned you that this would happen , had happened etc, and I was right
(ya) te lo dije
’I told you so, but you wouldn’t believe me.’
tell off phrasal verb to scold
reñir , regañar , cantar las cuarenta ; echar bronca
The teacher used to tell me off for not doing my homework ( telling-off noun ) He gave me a good telling-off .
tell on phrasal verb to have a bad effect on
perjudicar
Smoking began to tell on his health .
to give information about (a person , usually if they are doing something wrong )
chivarse
I’m late for work – don’t tell on me!
tell tales to give away secret or private information about the ( usually wrong ) actions of others
chivarse , soplar
You must never tell tales .
tell the time to (be able to) know what time it is by looking at a clock etc or by any other means
saber/ decir la hora
He can tell the time from the position of the sun Could you tell me the time , please ?
there’s no telling it is impossible to know
no se sabe, vete a saber
There’s no telling what he’ll do!
you never can tell it is possible
nunca se sabe
It might rain – you never can tell.
(Definition of tell from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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