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always tell the truth
always tell the truth
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to never lie) 
I always tell the truth. My mother taught me that honesty is the best policy.Siempre digo la verdad. Mi madre me enseñó que la honestidad es la mejor política.
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2. (imperative; used to address one person) 
a. di la verdad siempre (informal) (singular) 
Always tell the truth, even when it is hard.Di la verdad siempre, incluso cuando es difícil.
b. diga la verdad siempre (formal) (singular) 
Never lie to a police officer. Always tell the truth.No le mienta a un policía nunca. Diga la verdad siempre.
3. (imperative; used to address multiple people) 
a. digan la verdad siempre (plural) 
We wanted to skip school today, so we told our parents that we're sick. - Don't lie to your parents. Always tell the truth.Queríamos saltarnos las clases hoy, así que les dijimos a nuestros padres que estamos enfermas. - No les mientan a sus padres. Digan la verdad siempre.
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