Traducción de speak en Español:


hablar, v.

Pronunciación /spik//spiːk/

verbo intransitivospoke, spoken

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    • 1.1(say sth)

      sorry, did you speak? perdón ¿dijiste algo? / ¿me hablaste?
      • to speak to or with sb hablar con algn
      • could I speak to / with you for a moment? ¿puedo hablar contigo un momento?
      • wake up Mark, speak to me! ¡Mark despierta, di algo!
      • he doesn't speak to me no me habla
      • they are not speaking (to each other) no se hablan
      • I don't know her to speak to solo la conozco de vista
      • I'll have to speak to her about her behavior tendré que hablar con ella acerca de su comportamiento
      • I've often heard her speak about it a menudo la he oído hablar de eso
      • to speak of sth/sb/-ing hablar de algo/algn/+ inf
      • people still speak of him with enormous respect aún hoy la gente habla de él con mucho respeto
      • you spoke once of making way for someone younger una vez mencionaste la idea / hablaste de dejarle el camino libre a alguien más joven
      • you never spoke of this to anyone? ¿nunca hablaste de esto con nadie?
      • his face spoke of terrible suffering su rostro tenía la huella de enormes sufrimientos
      • the meeting is on Friday, speaking of which … la reunión es el viernes, y a propósito …
      • speaking personally, I think … personalmente, creo que …
      • he's not, strictly speaking, a member no es, en realidad, socio
      • legally/morally speaking desde el punto de vista legal/moral
      • She opened her mouth as if to speak, but seemed unable to get the words out.
      • He breathed hard through his mouth, almost unable to speak.
      • Beads of sweat appeared on Miller's forehead as he opened his mouth but was unable to speak.
      • Her voice was still fluctuating in pitch as she spoke, unable to control her delight at the ludicrous moment.
      • The prince surveyed the three, trying to speak but unable to find his voice.
      • John stands, open mouthed at the revelation and is left unable to speak.
      • Tom suddenly felt himself unable to speak, his throat freezing up and his mouth suddenly going dry.
      • I was thinking he is a journalist and what if he's gathering information as we speak - maybe I'll just sneak off by myself.
      • I was unable to speak, and I didn't trust my voice either.
      • Corman always gives good information whenever he speaks, and even if he talks less than usual, it's worth a listen.
      • During their gigs, the six-some regularly distributes pamphlets of information and speaks on stage about causes they feel strongly about.
      • The tube was still in his mouth, making him unable to speak.
      • Unable to speak without her voice cracking, Maple waved him away, feeling the darkness gather.
      • He speaks with conviction and conveys emotion well.
      • Unable to speak, the girl could only move her mouth to call for her mother's help before falling to the ground unconscious.
      • He nodded, unable to speak as he shoveled food into his mouth.
      • I stood silent, unable to speak as the information slipped into my mind.
      • Israel was quiet, as if digesting that bit of information and then he spoke, harshly and firmly.
      • I open my mouth to speak and Mum raises a hand, to shut me up.
      • She sighed and put her hand to her mouth, almost unable to speak anymore.

    • 1.2(on telephone)

      hello, accounts department, Jones speaking buenos días, contaduría, Jones al habla
      • hello, Barbara Mason speaking, could you … buenas tardes, soy Barbara Mason ¿podría … ?
      • could I speak to Mrs Hodges, please? — speaking! ¿podría hablar con la Sra. Hodges, por favor? — con ella (habla)
      • who's speaking, please? (to caller) ¿de parte de quien?

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    (make speech)
    then the chairman spoke luego habló el presidente
    • he spoke for two hours habló durante dos horas
    • the delegate rose to speak el delegado se levantó para hacer uso de la palabra
    • I'm a bit worried about speaking in public la idea de hablar en público me pone un poco nerviosa
    • to speak on / about sth hablar acerca de/sobre algo
    • she spoke for / in favor of/against capital punishment habló a favor/en contra de la pena de muerte
    • I do not, however, feel authorized to speak from any other position than that constructed for me by my race, class, and sexual identity.
    • And as a priest, he's uniquely positioned to speak on the issue.
    • I also heard him speak at a lecture, which I found inspirational.
    • During his long speech, he finally speaks about the silence in which he has brought up his beloved son.
    • And in hearing her speak, I think she comes off very differently.
    • Forensically speaking, that information is golden.
    • In my view, and speaking as someone who worked in this industry for over eleven years, payment protection insurance is one of the most grotesque financial rip-offs ever.
    • I was shocked and still am to a degree although I understand it better now that I've heard the jurors speak about their thinking on it.
    • But the actress has always refused to speak on the issue.
    • In a race for the Ohio Supreme Court, one candidate spoke freely about his views and the other filled his war chest.
    • Camby speaks from a position of hegemonic ideology.
    • I've just realised that I'm speaking from the position of someone who doesn't find that rules make me feel safe.
    • In 1983, I heard him speak in Washington, D.C., and he addressed this very issue.
    • I suppose I am in a somewhat unique position to speak about the ‘new’ economy for two reasons.
    • I could speak and debate about people not believing things for quite some time, but I am sure that you would, as would I, like to continue.
    • He travelled to hear his hero speak and later sailed with him in Narragansett Bay.
    • They also gain a little confidence in public speaking through their oral reports to the class.
    • A long time ago, when I heard him speak, he said, set yourselves apart from this corrupt generation, be saints.
    • I suppose I am speaking from the position of a person who sees the question as, essentially, valid.
    • He spoke in the early afternoon and claimed in his evidence that he left soon afterwards.
  • 3to speak to

    dirigirse a
    lines that speak to the heart líneas que apelan a los sentimientos

verbo transitivospoke, spoken

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    (say, declare)
    nobody spoke a word nadie abrió la boca coloquial
    • to speak one's lines decir / recitar su (or mi etc) parlamento
    • to speak the truth decir la verdad
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    (language) hablar
    do you speak English? ¿habla inglés?
    • [ S ]English spoken se habla inglés
    • Now that I look back at this he might have been making fun of me for not being able to speak my own language very well, which would have been much more embarrassing.
    • Do you know which ones are able to speak the language you know?
    • She claimed to have graduated from Vassar College, to be able to speak four languages and to have attended the Sorbonne in Paris.
    • They wanted their kids to be able to speak the language I'm speaking now.
    • Over sixty local languages and dialects are spoken, the most widely used of which are Kikongo, Sangha, and Bateke.
    • He was able to convincingly speak the language of revolution and continued to do so down through the dark days of civil war and into the early 1930s.
    • Viewers have not always been able to speak this language, certainly not consciously, but it hasn't stopped us trying.
    • They were also very intelligent and able to speak every language naturally.
    • This Vanuatu tribesman could only make hand motions and repeat words in his foreign language, though everyone living on Efate speaks at least some conversational English.
    • Among Ghanaian Americans, more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken.
    • Minority groups speak Arabic as well as their own languages at home, and English is widely spoken as a second language.
    • If you want to speak to us (and we do comprise the vast majority of society) then speak in a language that we understand.
    • In the ethnically diverse town, several dialects were spoken, and the language of the Husserl home probably was Yiddish.
    • English is spoken as the primary language at home by 3 percent of the population.
    • The Philippines lacks a common language and about eighty languages and dialects are spoken in the islands.
    • They have to be able to speak the languages of the scientist and the fishing industry, the tourist operator and the recreational sailor.
    • Prospect New Town, for its part, speaks the language of community and celebrates authenticity.
    • Armenians everywhere think that being able to speak the language is an important part of being Armenian.
    • The dream of many Oneidas is that one day most members will be able to speak the language fluently.
    • Although he is able to speak some French, and presumably the receptionist is able to speak some English, neither accommodates to the other.