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    I asked if a friend coould give a message to someone and the reply was:

    Si yo se lo digo. Does it mean: if I know I will tell, or does it means If I tell them in the first place?

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    Probably, the message is:

    Yes, I will tell them.


    However, your friend forgot to put a comma.

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    So there is no chance it could mean "If I tell them at all" meaning that they won't tell them.

    Thanks.

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    The only other meaning I can see is that of a conditional sentence: If I tell them so, ....

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    Si yo se lo digo. I read that as "Yes I know. I'll tell him." Without punctuation and without the full context of the question it is difficult to be certain.
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    Default Re: Quick translate

    "Si" without accent means "If".
    I don't think that "se" means "know" in this phrase, "se" is an auxiliar for 2nd or 3rd person.
    Then I think this phrase means "if I tell you" or "if I tell him/her".

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    Well, yes, because off these few words, you can come up with very different translations as Estefania and Vicente were saying...

    "Si yo se lo digo" might be:
    - S, yo se lo digo - Yes, Ill tell him
    - S, yo s, se lo digo - Yes, I know, Ill tell him
    - Si yo s, lo digo - If I know, Ill tell him
    - Si yo se lo digo... - like an incomplete clause - If I tell him...

    wowwww


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    Anyone can think of any other option?
    Sorry guy, I think I added more confusion? well, thats Spanish!

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    The question I asked was "I dont know if you will tell him"

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    OK, then I'm going with analaura's: S, yo se lo digo - Yes, Ill tell him


    Barring it being an incomplete phrase, all the options indicate he is saying "...I will tell him"
    Last edited by vicente; 06-23-2015 at 05:46 PM.
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