The verb dire (to say) in the present tense

The verb dire (to say) is irregular and is conjugated as follows in the present tense:

Io dico
Tu dici
Lui/lei dice
Noi diciamo
Voi dite
Loro dicono

Il professore dice tante cose.

The teacher says lots of things.

Derivatives of dire (to say), such as benedire (to bless), maledire (to curse), predire (to predict), and contraddire (to contradict) follow the same pattern.

Io predico
Tu predici
Lui/lei predice
Noi prediciamo
Voi predite
Loro predicono
Io contraddico
Tu contraddici
Lui/lei contraddice
Noi contraddiciamo
Voi contraddite
Loro contraddicono
Io maledico
Tu maledici
Lui/lei maledice
Noi malediciamo
Voi maledite
Loro maledicono

Benedico questa casa.

I bless this house.

Lui sempre contraddice quello che dico.

He always contradicts what I say.

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