What does the spanish word dime mean?
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It's actually a two word command, "Tell me"
'Di' being the familiar command form of decir (to tell/to say) 'me' being the pronoun for "me"
Off topic, but be aware the di is also the 1st person, singular, preterite, indicative of dar (I gave). We know that dime is the imperative command because the object pronoun is appended to the verb. If it was "I gave myself" or similar it would be "me di" with the pronoun preceding the verb.
To avoid confusion as to the meaning of "no me di" ("
don't tell me" and " I didn't give myself") Spanish switches to the present subjunctive for singular, informal, negative commands.
"No me digas" (don't tell me)
"No me di", therefore, must be the preterite of dar. (I didn't give myself.)