Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Say"

The meaning of "Say" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does There I said it mean?
A: You use this expression just after you say something that you feel is controversial, embarrassing, or shameful to say.

It's typically used after you finally say something that you have been wanting to say for a while, but you have been afraid to say it out loud or tell the other person because you feel it is embarrassing to admit or you are concerned about how the other person will react.

It doesn't have to be a statement that hurts another person's feelings... it could just be case where you were too embarrassed to admit something for a long time and you finally built up enough courage to say it.

Example (with hurting someone's feelings): "I think you are a gross and disgusting pig. There, I said it."

Example (without hurting someone's feelings): "Susan, there's something that I've wanted to tell you for a long time, but I've never had the courage to tell you... I love you... There, I said it."
Q: What does He said, she said mean?
A: Yes, it can be very similar to rumour but not quite interchangeable.

He said, she said would always be a reported dialogue whereas a rumour could be about behaviour or something else.

Also, rumour implies some uncertainty of the facts. He said she said could certainly be a rumour or unreliable but not necessarily.

Q: What does "what say" in 760 mean?
A: It is a slang greeting. Basically a shortened "what've you got to say (or tell me)?", but accurately replied to with another short greeting.
Q: What does "that what she said" mean?
A: "That's what she said!" is something you say in response to something that could sound like something a woman would say in a sexual situation.

For example: "It's so big! It just won't fit"
And then someone would quickly reply "That's what she said!"

Q: What does "Who's he to say what's what?" mean?
A: I think it should be "who is he to say what's what?"
and that is a question that demands to know what authority 'he' has to be giving order.

Example sentences using "Say"

Q: Please show me example sentences with I'd say so as well.
A: I’d say so as well that that dogs are better then cats.
Q: Please show me example sentences with I'd say so as well.
A: @kk77acb You can say "I'll say so", but it sounds a little more sarcastic, it's like you're saying "duh!". Or, it means you really agree with what someone says.

For example, it is obvious that it is raining really hard outside.
Person 1: Wow, it's raining really hard.
Person 2: Yeah, I'll say so!!

(I think "I'd say so" is used more often as a response to a question or a true statement. "I'll say so" is a response to something that is very obvious.)

I hope that makes sense! Honestly, they are both similar. You could use either one, it really doesn't matter too much.
Q: Please show me example sentences with but rather to say like....
A: Examples:

I would like an ice cream "but" they only have vanilla.

I would "rather" have strawberry ice cream "but" they only have vanilla.

They only have vanilla ice cream "but" I'd "rather" have strawberry.

I "like" strawberry ice cream "but" they only have vanilla.

I'd "rather" have a slushy because they don't have what I "like".
Q: Please show me example sentences with say and tell .
A: we use the verb "to say" to express a thought, a suggestion or an opinion.
e.g. my mom always says that I have to clean my room in the morning.
"to tell" is used to say "something" to someone
e.g. my mother always tells me that I have to clean my room in the morning
Q: Please show me example sentences with say when.
A: You would not normally use "say when" in written English. It is more often spoken out loud while talking. Examples would be a waiter putting cheese on your food and then saying, "say when." It means tell me when it is enough or tell me when to stop. Does that make sense?

Synonyms of "Say" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between like when you say its good not to go there, or I chose not to go there and and when you say its good to not go there and I chose to not go there with not after to in both sentences ?
A: Ah okay sorry for the confusion! ^-^

The first 2 examples have the same meaning but it's sounds more natural to say "It's not good to go there" when talking to someone.

The other 2 examples, both have mean the same thing and can both be used naturally in a sentence.

when it comes to, "not" and "to" being switched is a bit tricky because sometimes it does work in a sentence and other times it doesn't, I hope I helped :D
Q: What is the difference between when you say "but..." and when you say "however..." ?
A: They can be used the same way, but the nuance is that when however is used, emphasis is directed to what follows. It is a small difference, however, I have noticed that Japanese English speakers tend to overuse 'however.' Although not incorrect, it can sometimes make them sound stiff.

I'm working late tonight but I'll still be home in time to watch the movie.
sounds better than
I'm working late tonight, however I'll still be home in time to watch the movie.
because the main information you are giving is 'working late.'

It can be done, however, it will take a lot of time.
sounds more natural in using 'however' because you are emphasizing that it will take time.

It is a very small difference, though. I don't think native speakers even think about it.
Q: What is the difference between It’s funny you said that and It’s funny you SHOULD say that ?
A: When using, "it's funny you SHOULD say that" you would typically respond with a experience or story relating to what they said, I would say that, "it's funny you said that" is another way of saying it but more of a chat with friends.

Hope that helps :)
Q: What is the difference between I'll say and Tell me about it ?
A: And they are interchangeable, no difference
Q: What is the difference between To say the least and At least ?
A: That was a disaster to say the least

At least that was not a disaster like the last time

Translations of "Say"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? why it's grammaticaly incorrect say "He must be here on 3 o'clock"?
A: if you use “must” or “should” it depends on the situation. If he *must* be there at 3 then it is because it is mandatory and he has to be there at 3. If he *should* be there at 3 then he is expected at 3, but it seems less important that he be there at 3.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? How to say it?
A: How do you say this/that?
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 그냥 (Can I say it 'Just because' ?)
A: yes, 그냥 can be used to say "Just because."
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? How can I say "나는 옷이 헤질때까지 입는다"???
A: I wear my clothes until they are worn out.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? when A say "thank you", B say "of course",
what the "of course" means?
does it means "I surely deserve your gratitude." ?
A: no, it’s closer to “ of course, I’m happy to help” or “no problem”

Other questions about "Say"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce Can you say it slower?.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: What you said to me now might be a lip-service. However, even if it was, I am glad to hear that. does this sound natural?
A: “What you said may have been lip service, but I’m still glad to hear it” this would sound better
Q: it's correct say " they've been in their new house since 3 months ago"
or it's better say " they've been in their new house for 3 months"
A: "They've been in their new house for 3 months" is correct.

"They've been in their new house since 3 months ago" is wrong.

When we use "since" we say a specific time. For example:

- They've been in their new house since June.
- They've been in their new house since 2016.
- They've been in their new house since the 12th (= since the 12th of July).
Q: They constantly said to me that I couldn't understand at all. does this sound natural?
A: good👍🏻
Q: I would casually say ... does this sound natural?
A: It's really natural

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