Using the verbs: DECIR and DAR: "to say" and "to give"
As in English, the verbs decir (to say or to tell) and dar (to give) are widely used in the Spanish language.
Like tener and venir, the verb decir is both stem-changing (-e to –i) and irregular in the “yo” form. The verb dar, on the other hand, is irregular in the “yo” form only (aside from an unstressed—e.g., unaccented—vosotros form).
It is a good idea to memorize each individual form of these verbs, as you will use them frequently.
to say, to tell
|Ud., él, ella||dice||da|
|Uds., ellos, ellas||dicen||dan|
Remember those indirect and direct object pronouns from the previous section? These verbs will give you the perfect chance to practice. Both are often used with indirect object pronouns. In other words, the action is performed for you or me, or he or she.
You can also use decir and dar to practice combining direct and indirect object pronouns.