The verbs decir and dar
(Los verbos decir y dar)
Te doy mi pelota
si me das tu
sándwich.
¿Qué dices?
decir
Decir is an e  i stem-changing verb with an irregular
first-person form similar to that of tener and venir.
digo
dices
dice
dice
decimos
decís
dicen
dicen
Decir is irregular
in its yo form . . . and has e  i “boot-verb”
(stem) changes throughout.
decir
Decir means to say or to tell.
Nicolás dice que quiere la especialidad de la casa.
Nicolás says that he wants the specialty of the house.
Nosotros siempre decimos la verdad.
We always tell the truth.
Decir often requires an indirect object pronoun.
Nos dicen que ya es hora de comer.
They’re telling us that it’s time to eat.
dar
Dar has an irregular first-person form similar to that
of ser and estar.
doy
das
da
da
damos
dais
dan
dan
Dar is irregular only in its yo form.
dar
Dar means to give or to teach.
Damos sangre a la Cruz Roja regularmente.
We give blood to the Red Cross regularly.
El Dr. Vargas da clases de historia.
Dr. Vargas gives (teaches) history clases.
Dar often requires an indirect object pronoun.
¿Me puedes dar el dinero que me debes?
Can you give me the money you owe me?
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The verbs decir and dar