How do I say the phrase "tell me the story" in Spanish?
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cuéntame la historia --> (historia= e-storia and the 'e's on 'cuéntame' are pronounced like the 'ea' on the word learn
We dont say 'dime la historia' .
I speak english and spanish (originally spanish) so I know what Im talking about.
Cuentame el cuento.
Cuentame la historia
There is a written accent over the "e" in cuentame
"Dime la historia" and "Dime el cuento" are not idiomatic.
"Me dicen el cuento" is not idiomatic and conveys a different meaning: ‘I am being told the story.’
"Dime la cuento" is incorrect from a morphological point of view, since "cuento" is a masculine noun, whereas "la" is a feminine determiner.
"Cuéntame la historia" or "Cuéntame el cuento" would be the most acceptable translations for ‘tell me the story.’ From a morphological point of view, these sentences could be analyzed as consisting of an imperative form of the verb “contar” (“cuenta-”), an enclitic first person pronoun (“me”), and a direct object, which consists in both cases of a simple noun phrase ("la historia," "el cuento.")
"tell me a story" translates into "cuéntame un cuento".
The English words "tell" and "say" basically translate into "contar" and "decir" respectively; but ... they are tricky and you must always take the context into account. Let me give you a couple of examples, in English you say "tell the time", in Spanish "decir la hora"; in English you say "tell me your name", in Spanish "dime tu nombre"; but "He said hello" translates into "Dijo hola".
So depending on what the word "it" refers to in the following "Tell it to me", the translation would be "Dímela/o" or "Cuéntamela/o."!
You say it like this
"Dime la historia"
(D-meh la e-storia)
or, dime la cuenta
dime la historia
"Me dicen el cuento".
dime la cuento
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