Spanish verb DECIR (to Say/Tell) – 4 Conjugations + Common Phrases (Best Online Lesson!!)

Last Updated on January 31, 2021 by Kunthida

Here’s a great Spanish lesson about the Spanish verb decir, which means “to say, to tell”.

You will learn the present, past, and future of this important Spanish verb and the use of indirect object pronouns with it.

In the end, you’ll be taught a way to use this verb in a polite command in Spanish.

Moreover, in the video, you will also have the chance to listen to a conversation where you will practice your listening and comprehension skills in Spanish.

You will learn to structure sentences in Spanish using the verb “decir” and to use this verb as Spanish speakers do. After watching this video, you will be able to convey in Spanish the following English sentences correctly and without hesitation:

What did you say?


What did you tell me/them/us?


You told me yesterday not to tell you,

Tell me, tell her, say it & more.

Spanish verb DECIRHere are the most important tenses of the Spanish verb DECIR:

Present Tense of the Spanish Verb Decir (SAY or TELL in English)

yo digo, tú dices, él, ella, usted dice,


nosotros decimos, ustedes dicen, ellos dicen, ellas dicen

Preterite Tense of the Spanish Verb DECIR (SAID or TOLD in English)

yo dije, tú dijiste, él, ella, usted dijo,


nosotros dijimos, ustedes dijeron, ellos dijeron, ellas dijeron

Spanish Verb DECIR Future Tense


yo voy a decir, tú vas a decir, él-ella-usted va a decir,


nosotros vamos a decir, ustedes-ellos-ellas van a decir

Imperative Tense of the Spanish Verb DECIR

tell me – dime

tell me – formal – dígame

tell him, her, you – dile


tell him, her, you formal – dígale


tell us – dinos


tell us formal – díganos

Spanish Verb DECIR – Common Expressions

What did you say? ¿Qué dijiste? (KEH-dee-hees-teh)


What did you say to me ¿Qué me dijiste? (KEH-meh-dee-hees-teh)


What did he or she say to me? ¿Qué me dijo? (KEH-meh-dee-hoh)


You did not tell me – No me dijiste


You did not say it to me – No me lo dijiste


He did not say anything – No dijo nada

Spanish Personal Pronouns with Indirect Object Pronouns

yo – me (MEH)


tú – te (TEH)


él, ella, usted – le (LEH)


nosotros – nos (NOHS)


ustedes, ellos, ellas – les (LEHS)

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