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"Es decir" is a phrase which is often translated as "that is to say", and "quiero decir" is a phrase which is often translated as "I want to say". Learn more about the difference between "es decir" and "quiero decir" below.
es decir(
ehs
 
deh
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seer
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (another way to say)
a. that is to say
La piscina está contaminada, es decir, ¡no te bañes en ella!The swimming pool is contaminated; that is to say, don't swim in it!
b. that is
No tienes que venir, es decir, si no quieres.You don't have to come, that is, if you don't want to.
c. in other words
Me queda un montón de tarea para hacer, es decir, no puedo acompañarte al cine.I still have a ton of homework to do; in other words, I can't go with you to the movies.
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quiero decir(
kyeh
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roh
 
deh
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seer
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (I want to communicate; first person singular)
a. I want to say
Quiero decirles lo contenta que estoy de formar parte de este equipo.I want to say how happy I am to be a part of this team.
2. (I try to express; first person singular)
a. I mean
Siempre me malinterpretas. Nunca entiendes lo que quiero decir.You always misunderstand me. You never get what I mean.
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