say

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Inflections of 'say' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
says
v 3rd person singular
saying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
said
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
said
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

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say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (speak)zeggen, spreken overg.ww
 My friend said "hello".
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give an opinion)zeggen, vinden overg.ww
 I say it's a bad idea.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (order)zeggen, bevelen overg.ww
 Dad says to come and eat dinner right now.
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say interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (to gain attention)zeg tussenwoord
 Say, do you know where I can find a good restaurant?
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (recite)opzeggen, voordragen, reciteren overg.ww
 Jimmy can say his ABCs.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (suppose)aannemen, zeggen overg.ww
 Let's say that he's right.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (affirm)zeggen, stellen overg.ww
  noemen overg. ww
 She is said to be the best painter of her generation.
 Zij wordt de beste schilder van haar generatie genoemd.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (indicate)aangeven overg.ww
 The thermometer says that it's seventy degrees.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (prayer) (gebed)opzeggen overg.ww
 The children said a prayer for their parents.
say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (mass) (mis)lezen, opdragen overg.ww
 The priest said the Mass on Sunday.
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zeggen overg.ww (vertellen, meedelen)say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  tell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
spreken onoverg.ww (zich in taalklanken uiten)speak, talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
stem nw de (zeggenschap, inbreng)say nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  input nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  vote nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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inspraak nw de, ont. (zeggenschap)participation, involvement nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  say nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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achteloos zeggen bw+overg. ww (onbekommerd, zonder aandacht zeggen)casually say adv + vtr
achteloos zeggen bw+overg. ww (langs de neus weg zeggen)casually say adv + vtr
  casually mention adv + vtr
afscheid nemen nw+overg. ww (adieu zeggen)say goodbye v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)take leave v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
afscheid nemen van overg. uitdr. (adieu zeggen aan)say goodbye to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)take leave of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
dag zeggen onoverg. uitdr. (groeten)say hi, say hello v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
dag zeggen onoverg. uitdr. (afscheid nemen)say goodbye v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
dat kun je wel zeggen uitdr. (daar heb je gelijk in)you can say that again exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
dat kun je wel zeggen uitdr. (is het wel waar?)that's what you say exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
dat mag je wel zeggen ja uitdr. (daarin heb je gelijk)you can say that again exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
dat wil zeggen uitdr. (met andere woorden)that is to say exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  namely advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
dat wil zeggen uitdr. (dus, ergo)that is to say exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
groeten overbrengen nw mv+ww (iem. groeten namens een ander)send someone regards v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  say hello to someone v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
hardop zeggen bw+ww letterlijk (luid zeggen)say out loud vtr + adv
hardop zeggen bw+ww figuurlijk (uitspreken)say out loud vtr + adv
in koor zeggen overg. uitdr. (allemaal tegelijkertijd zeggen)say in unison v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  say simultaneously v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lezen overg. ww (mis opdragen)say mass v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
niets te zeggen hebben over overg. uitdr. (geen recht van spreken hebben)have no say in v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
terloops laten vallen overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (nonchalant zeggen)mention casually vtr + adv
  say casually vtr + adv
tussen neus en lippen door zeggen overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (terloops zeggen)casually say, casually mention adv + vtr
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have a lot to say about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (openly share one's opinions on)veel te zeggen hebben over, het één en ander te vertellen hebben over frase
 As a working mother she has a lot to say about childcare facilities and unpaid, unscheduled overtime.
 Als werkende moeder heeft ze veel te zeggen over kinderopvang en onbetaald en ongepland overwerk.
have little to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (speak little)weinig te zeggen hebben onoverg. uitdr.
 His teacher had little to say about the incident.
 Zijn leraar had weinig te zeggen over het incident.
have your say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (give your opinion)zijn zegje doen nw + ww
 She had her say, and she left before we could respond. Let Oscar speak, then you can have your say.
 Ze deed haar zegje en ze vertrok nog voor we iets konden zeggen.
mean what you say v (speak sincerely)menen wat je zegt frase
 Does he mean what he says, or is he just making an empty promise?
never say die interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" figurative (do not give up)Hou vol!, Volhouden! tw
 Come on boys, you can still win this game! Never say die!
nothing to say about [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (no information or opinion about)niets te zeggen over frase
 When the reporter asked about his alleged affair, he answered "I have nothing to say about that."
overhear [sb] say [sth],
overhear [sb] saying [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(hear [sb] secretly) (conversatie, fig.)opvangen overg.ww
 Robert overheard Tina say she is getting a divorce.
say nothing of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (not mention)niet beginnen over onoverg. uitdr.
 She said nothing of her upcoming surgery for fear her family would worry. You don't need to thank me - say nothing of it!
that is to say advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in other words)dat wil zeggen bw
 I'm sorry. That is to say, I won't do it again.
venture to say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (daresay, be so bold as to say)zo vrij zijn te zeggen frase
you can say that again interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (yes: emphatically) (informeel)dat kun je wel zeggen, dat mag je wel zeggen ja tw
 “This new gadget's just brilliant.” “You can say that again!”
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Collocatie: say [hello, goodbye, yes, no], [have, get] the [last, final, decisive] say, let's leave, say, [around 2:00, in 5 minutes], meer...

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