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Söylemek and Demek

How do you use these words? They both mean "to say" but I think they are used differently ..

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    We use "demek" when we quote mostly.
    "Hastayım", dedi.
    "Yarın okula gelmeyeceğim", dedi.

    We use "söylemek" in reported speech.
    Hasta olduğunu söyledi.
    Yarın okula gelmeyeceğini söyledi.

    Also, we use "söylemek" mostly with other words ie "şarkı söylemek", "yalan söylemek",etc.
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