French Verb DIRE. Say in French

6 Things to Know about DIRE - French for SAY

            The French verb DIRE is the verb in French for say.

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french-verb-dire means say in French
to say: dire
Imagine an old DEAR says, "OH DEAR!".    VERB CONJUGATION TABLE dire
Simple Tenses dire

dis dis dit disons dites disent
Past Imperfect

disais disais disait disions disiez disaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

dis dis dit dîmes dîtes dirent

will say
dirai diras dira dirons direz diront

would say
dirais dirais dirait dirions diriez diraient

may say
dise dises dise disions disiez disent
Compound Tenses dire      past participle: dit
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have said
ai dit as dit a dit avons dit avez dit ont dit
Past Perfect

had said
avais dit avais dit avait dit avions dit aviez dit avaient dit
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have said
aurai dit auras dit aura dit aurons dit aurez dit auront dit
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have said
aurais dit aurais dit aurait dit aurions dit auriez dit auraient dit

dis disons dites

        MORE on the FRENCH VERB dire      

French verb dire means say in French The French verb dire can be translated as: to say, to tell.
Dis-moi la vérité.
Tell me the truth.
“Je suis désolé”, dit-il.
“I am sorry”, he said.

French verb dire means say in French Here are some other current expressions using the French verb dire:
Je ne te le fais pas dire.
I couldn’t have put it better myself.
Dire du mal de quelqu’un.
to speak ill of somebody.

French verb dire means say in French J’ai fait 50 pompes ce matin. Ben dis donc !
I did 50 push-ups this morning. Good God!
Ca te dit quelque chose ?
Does it ring a bell?

     SAY in FRENCH    

  • The French verb for SAY dire is an irregular verb from the 3rd group.

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TOP TEN Verbs like the French for say - dire

 ✔   Check out the other top ten French verbs - the most important ones - like the French verb DIRE.

     ✔      être

     ✔      aller

     ✔      avoir

     ✔      tenir

     ✔      venir

     ✔      vouloir

     ✔      faire

     ✔      pouvoir

     ✔      devoir

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