Conjugate decir in El Pretérito Perfecto (present perfect)

El Pretérito Perfecto is used to express something that has happened or happened. 

The verb decir (to say/tell) is irregular in El Pretérito Perfecto:

yo he  
has  
él/ella/usted ha   + dicho 
nosotros /-as hemos   
vosotros/-as habéis  
ellos /-as /ustedes han  

You can see it is simply:

haber in El Presente +  dicho (past participle of decir)

Here are some examples to listen to:

Yo he dicho la verdad.
I have told the truth.

¿Qué has dicho?
What did you say? ("you" = "tú" = singular informal)

Juan ha dicho que sí.
Juan has said yes.

Usted ha dicho una mentira.
You have told a lie. 

Nosotros hemos dicho que no.
We have said no.

¿Vosotros habéis dicho eso?
Did you say that? 

Mis padres no han dicho bien la frase.
My parents haven't pronounced the sentence correctly.

Tus amigas han dicho muchas cosas.
Your friends have said many things.

See also List of Irregular Spanish past participles

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Nosotros hemos dicho que no.
We have said no.


Tus amigas han dicho muchas cosas.
Your friends have said many things.


Juan ha dicho que sí.
Juan has said yes.


Yo he dicho la verdad.
I have told the truth.


Mis padres no han dicho bien la frase.
My parents haven't pronounced the sentence correctly.


Usted ha dicho una mentira.
You have told a lie. 


¿Qué has dicho?
What did you say? ("you" = "tú" = singular informal)


¿Vosotros habéis dicho eso?
Did you say that? 


Q&A Forum 3 questions, 3 answers

FridaA2Kwiziq community member

Conjugate "decir" in the Pretérito Perfecto.

« Conjugate "decir" in the Pretérito Perfecto»  I did it in the Pretérito Perfecto Simple! 

Should  we not been informed to  use  "decir" in the Pretérito Perfecto COMPUESTO?

Asked 15 hours ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Frida,

We chose a name (the ones that we considered as the most commonly used in Spain) for each tense. The name used by Kwiziq when referring to the present perfect tense is "El Pretérito Perfecto" and the name used by Kwiziq when referring to the past simple tense is "El Pretérito Indefinido".

However we have information in our site about all possible names for all tenses, for all those students who have learned Spanish in different countries and have used other tense names. 

Here is the information. I hope it is useful.

Spanish tenses names

Un saludo

Inma

Conjugate "decir" in the Pretérito Perfecto.

« Conjugate "decir" in the Pretérito Perfecto»  I did it in the Pretérito Perfecto Simple! 

Should  we not been informed to  use  "decir" in the Pretérito Perfecto COMPUESTO?

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EllenA2Kwiziq community member

Nombre del tiempo: el pretérito perfecto

¿Porque se dice ambos, el presente perfecto (en otros textos) y el pretérito perfecto? Esto me confunde  mucho... ¡Muchas gracias!

Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Ellen

We don't call this tense in Spanish "el presente perfecto"; this is its equivalent in English "The present perfect". We call it either El Pretérito Perfecto or El Pretérito Perfecto Compuesto, in Spanish. In Latin America this tense is also called "Antepresente". Here is a list of the different names given to all tenses that will help,

Spanish tense names

Saludos,

Inma

Nombre del tiempo: el pretérito perfecto

¿Porque se dice ambos, el presente perfecto (en otros textos) y el pretérito perfecto? Esto me confunde  mucho... ¡Muchas gracias!

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EmilyA2Kwiziq community member

When do you use “yo dije”?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hi Emily

Here is a lesson that will help you understand when we use verbs in general in the Simple past or the Present perfect:

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I hope it helps.

Inma

 

When do you use “yo dije”?

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