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Decir Commands

Express yourself with decir Commands in the Imperative mood. This is a fundamental verb for conveying thoughts and information in Spanish. Master its use in dialogue and storytelling. Speak up and explore Spanish conjugation. Voice your learning on our decir conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to say, to tell

Verb Chart: Decir Commands




let’s say


(Juana, Juan)

di; no digas

say; don’t say


(informal Spain)

decid; no digáis

(you all) say; (you all) don’t say


(Sra./Dr. García)


(you) say



(you all) say

*Only Tú, and Vosotros change in the negative form. The other conjugations are the same in the negative.

Decir Commands Practice

Multiple Choice

Positive Commands

Negative Commands

Spanish Commands

Decir Commands Sentence Examples

1. Tú: Di la verdad, incluso cuando sea difícil.
Tell the truth, even when it’s hard.
2. Tú: No digas cosas de las que puedas arrepentirte más tarde.
Do not say things you might regret later.
3. Ud.: Diga lo que piensa, pero con respeto.
Say what you think, but with respect.
4. Ud.: No diga promesas que no pueda cumplir.
Do not make (say) promises you cannot keep.
5. Nosotros: Digamos gracias a aquellos que nos ayudan.
Let’s say thank you to those who help us.
6. Nosotros: No digamos cosas negativas sobre nosotros mismos.
Let’s not say negative things about ourselves.
7. Vosotros: Decid vuestras opiniones en la asamblea de clase.
Say your opinions in the class assembly.
8. Vosotros: No digáis chismes; no contribuyen a un buen ambiente.
Do not say gossip; it does not contribute to a good environment.
9. Uds.: Digan siempre palabras de aliento a sus compañeros.
Always say words of encouragement to your peers.
10. Uds.: No digan nada si no tienen algo positivo o constructivo que aportar.
Do not say anything if you don’t have something positive or constructive to contribute.