Translation of "say" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb [ T ] uk /seɪ/ us says, past tense and past participle said

A1 to speak words

söylemek, demek
"I'd like to go home," she said.
I couldn't hear what they were saying.
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B1 to tell someone about a fact, thought, or opinion

söylemek, belirtmek, ifade etmek
[ + question word ] Did she say where she was going?
[ + (that) ] The jury said that he was guilty.

B1 to give information in writing, numbers, or signs

bilgi vermek, göstermek, belirtmek
My watch says one o'clock.
What do the papers say about the election?
say sth to yourself

to think something but not speak

düşünmek, kendi kendine demek
"I hope she likes me," he said to himself.

to show what you think without using words

demek istemek, göstermek, söylemek, ifade etmek, açıklamak
His smile seemed to say that I was forgiven.
(let's) say...

used to introduce a suggestion or possible example of something

diyelim ki...
Say you were offered a better job in another city - would you take it?
You can say that again! informal

used to show that you completely agree with something that someone has just said

Tamamen katılıyorum!', 'Seninle/sizinle aynı fikirdeyim!', 'Doğru söylüyorsunuz!'
"That was a very bad movie!" "You can say that again!"

(Translation of “say verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)