Lessons,  Verbs

DIRE = to say, to tell

Dire is an irregular verb meaning to say or to tell. The French word dire is from the Latin word dicere (to say) and is related to the English words dictate, diction, and dictionary.

Note the irregular vous form!

je dis (zhuh DEE)* = I say
tu dis (tyoo DEE) = you say
il dit (eel DEE) = he says
elle dit (el DEE) = she says
nous disons (noo dee-ZOH) = we say
vous dites (voo DEET) = you say
ils disent (eel DEEZ) = they say
elles disent (el DEEZ) = they say

*These pronunciation guides give only a rough approximation of the French sounds!

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