Say and Talk


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Say verb – To express (a thought or emotion) in words.
Usage example: why don't you just say what's on your mind?

Talk is a synonym for say in words topic. In some cases you can use "Talk" instead a verb "Say", when it comes to topics like speak, speak up.
Nearby Word: saying
Synonyms for Say


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Talk verb – To express (a thought or emotion) in words.
Usage example: you're talking nonsense: take a minute and think about what you are trying to say, and then start speaking

Say is a synonym for talk in utter topic. You can use "Say" instead a verb "Talk", if it concerns topics such as words, inform, speak up.
Nearby Words: talking, talkative, talker, talkie
Synonyms for Talk

How words are described

sweet sweet say sweet talk
good good say good talk
normal normal say normal talk
short short say short talk
Other adjectives: friendly, light, single, simple, big, little, black, dark, innocent, important, religious, general, former, final, last, different.

Common collocations

people say people talk people
thanks say thanks talk thanks
stuff say stuff talk stuff
time say time talk time
Other nouns: way, little, shit, times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Monty Python's The Meaning of Life You talk and you talk and say "let me tell you something" and "I just wanna say this".
  • Translation: Yes Continued in the sequel Star Wars: The Old Republic, where NPCs can talk for almost a full minute and only say one or two words.
  • That's why he'll say instead: "As Liala would say, 'I love you more than my life'." It's ironic because we live in times where innocence has been lost, but it's still a way to talk about love.
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