tell the truth

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tell the truth(
tehl
 
thuh
 
truth
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. di la verdad
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Tell the truth, Tony. Was it you?Di la verdad, Tony. ¿Fuiste tú?
b. diga la verdad
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Tell the truth, Mr. Spade, or you'll be in serious trouble.Diga la verdad, Sr. Spade, o tendrá serios problemas.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. digan la verdad (plural)
Tell the truth or you'll all get detention.Digan la verdad o todos serán castigados.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to say what's true)
a. decir la verdad
My mom says I should always tell the truth.Mi mamá dice que siempre tengo que decir la verdad.
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