digan la verdad

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digan la verdad(
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gahn
 
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behr
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dahd
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; second person plural)
a. tell the truth
Digan la verdad. ¿Fueron ustedes quienes rompieron la ventana?Tell the truth. Was it you who broke the window?
2. (subjunctive; third person plural)
a. they tell the truth
Todo lo que pedimos a nuestros políticos es que digan la verdad.All we ask of our politicians is that they tell the truth.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Pago a mis consejeros para que me digan la verdad, no para que me adulen.I pay my advisors to tell me the truth, not to flatter me.
Diles a los niños que no me voy a enfadar, pero que quiero que digan la verdad.Tell the kids I'm not gonna be mad, but I want them to tell the truth.
3. (subjunctive; second person plural)
a. you tell the truth
Cuando digan la verdad, les levantaré el castigo.When you tell the truth, I'll let you off your punishment.
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