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Matheus Correa
dije and he dicho hello, could someone tell me the difference between `yo dije` and `yo he dicho` ??
Aug 10, 2016 11:20 PM
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The difference here is that "dije" is something that you did and it finished. Example: yo dije no cuando él me invitó a bailar" i said no when he invited to me....

When you say "he dicho" is something that you did but it continue for a period. Example: he dicho que no cada vez que él me invita a bailar pero él continúa invitándome... I've said no every time that he invited to me...but he continue inviting to me...

Something like that :)

August 11, 2016

Hello Matheus,

It's simple,

Yo dije = I said

Yo he dicho = I've said

For example:

What did you say?

I said to you practice more Spanish.

What have you said?

I have said you were doing it good.

Was it clear?

August 10, 2016

we don't use to speak in Preterito imperfecto. but when we do. that means to me that even once (or more) you witnessed or lived that moment.

"dije" is a finished event and you will hear it more often

"yo escuché la canción" (finished action)

"yo he escuchado la canción" ( you have done it once or more times)

*for example if you have a complaint  you could use preterito imperfecto:

"le he dicho que deje de gritar, pero no para de hacerlo" 

But, as I told you above, if you just want to speak in past, the most common is to speak in simple past or past progressive.

August 11, 2016
Not much difference , both are correct and can be used, where I live we used both to express a difference in the past.
August 10, 2016
Matheus Correa
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Portuguese, Spanish
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish