English base tell off

Dictionary entry: tell off
  • Valesca

    Banned
    Spanish
    In spanish I would say "dígalo" in a context like when someone is talking to another and they don't finish their phrase so the other would say "dígalo" because they stayed with the intrigue of what the person was going to say. (This phrase is for a colloquial conversation only)
    tell of= dígalo
     

    n.ares

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    Spanish - Colombia
    There's not the traduced phrase in spanish
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    In spanish I would say "dígalo" in a context like when someone is talking to another and they don't finish their phrase so the other would say "dígalo" because they stayed with the intrigue of what the person was going to say. (This phrase is for a colloquial conversation only)
    tell of= dígalo
    I'm not sure whether this literal use should have a sense in this entry (actually, I don't know if tell off is correct in this context,) but I will transfer this report to the team that manages the English base dictionary so the can evaluate your suggestion. Thanks!
     

    DrD

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    England English
    Hi,

    No, as far as I can tell what Valesca meant, you can't use 'tell off' like that. It sounds like the appropriate expression would be 'Go on!'.
     
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