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"I want to say" is a phrase which is often translated as "quiero decir", and "I mean" is a phrase which is also often translated as "quiero decir". Learn more about the difference between "I want to say" and "I mean" below.
I want to say(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. quiero decir
As we gather here to honor her, I want to say a few words about my colleague, Chris.Al reunirnos aquí para honrarla, quiero decir algunas palabras acerca de mi colega, Chris.
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I mean(
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min
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (I signify)
a. quiero decir
Do you understand what I mean? - Yes, of course I do!¿Entiendes lo que quiero decir? - Sí, ¡por supuesto!
2. (I refer to)
a. me refiero a
When I say "all the people around me," I mean you two.Cuando digo "todos los que están a mi alrededor", me refiero a ustedes dos.
3. (I intend)
a. tengo la intención de
I mean no offence, but I think you're mistaken.No tengo la intención de ofender a nadie, pero creo que estás equivocado.
b. pienso
I mean to complete this translation by tomorrow afternoon.Pienso terminar esta traducción para mañana por la tarde.
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