querer decir
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querer decir(
keh
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rehr
 
deh
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seer
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to want to communicate)
a. to want to say
Quería decirte lo mucho que siento haberte dejado plantado ayer.I wanted to say how sorry I am I stood you up yesterday.
2. (to try to express)
a. to mean
¿Mamá, estás intentando librarte de mí? - No, lo que quise decir es que algún día tendrás que independizarte.Are you trying to get rid of me, mom? - No, what I meant is that you'll have to leave home one day.
3. (to signify)
a. to mean
"Sorella" quiere decir hermana en italiano."Sorella" means sister in Italian.
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