Translation of answer in Spanish:


respuesta, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːnsə//ˈænsər/


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    • 1.1(reply, to doorbell, phone)

      respuesta feminine
      contestación feminine
      what was their answer? ¿qué respondieron / contestaron?
      • there's no answer no contestan
      • answer to sth solución de algo
      • in answer to your letter en relación con / con relación a su carta
      • in answer to your question en repuesta a tu pregunta
      • I can't get an answer out of him no consigo que me dé una respuesta / contestación
      • by way of (an) answer como toda / por toda respuesta
      • he's got an answer for everything! ¡tiene una respuesta para todo!
      • the answer to a maiden's prayer un príncipe azul
      • to be the answer to sb's prayers llegar como caído del cielo
      • to know all the answers saberlo todo
      • you think you know all the answers, don't you? ¿tú qué te crees? ¿que lo sabes todo?
      • We will never know, since pollsters, like trial lawyers, always avoid questions whose answers might prove embarrassing or unforeseen.
      • This is not a situation where a single answer is going to be completely correct.
      • It's more that I found myself asking the same questions, hearing the same answers and writing the same stories.
      • What's more interesting is the questions my friends ask and their reactions to the answers.
      • Voltaire's answer was a classic statement of the atheist position.
      • Basically, there are several situations and the answer would vary in each case.
      • So I scurried up to my office, got the transcript of the questions and answers, came back to the House, and took a point of order.
      • How can these people give anything but the expected answers in such situations?
      • The ambulance came and took him away, asking questions, getting no answers in return.
      • I was a little confused because his statements weren't really answers, but more like walks around an answer, like a politician would do.
      • We have to research these questions and not give flippant answers.
      • When you get an answer, acknowledge it before asking additional probing questions.
      • Janice was always asking too many questions while never waiting for an answer.
      • She skated across the rink and came back next to me waiting for an answer.
      • He gave a flippant answer saying I should thank my lucky stars he had not billed me for it earlier.
      • Consider the truth of the statement: if the answer is yes, then how do you feel about it.
      • He was unprepared and without an answer, and the situation suddenly seemed awkward.
      • The short answer is that this situation really has nothing to do with you.
      • He disclosed that the matter had been forwarded to the Labour Courts, notifying it of the workers' situation and answers are expected soon.
      • Those are all questions deserving honest answers.

    • 1.2(response)

      answer ( to sth)
      • her answer to his rudeness was to ignore it respondió a su grosería ignorándola
      • Britain's answer to Elvis Presley el Elvis Presley británico

    • 1.3Law

      contestación feminine

  • 2

    • 2.1(in exam, test, quiz)

      respuesta feminine
      the answer is 210 la respuesta / solución es 210
      • Sitting in Chemistry, Rachel beside me was working on our practical essay, and I was writing down the answers.
      • Back in the famous Quiz Show Scandals, the horrifying revelation was that certain contestants had been given the questions and the answers in advance.
      • Ponder each question and take your answers seriously.
      • They have already, we note, calmly written their answer down some time before.
      • Thanks to Maura for her questions and answers and the next quiz will be set by Therese Mc Kernan.
      • And this becomes your work for the rest of the year - to go over and over those three questions until the pupils could write the answers in their sleep.
      • In terms of being concise, plan your answer, write down key issues and words and build sentences and paragraphs around those.
      • This test gives you the correct answers after each question and teaches the tricks for answering smarter on the next test!
      • All I needed was the answer to number thirty but she was selfish and didn't give me the answer.
      • You'll need a pen, to write down your answers, and at the end we'll tally up and see whether you've got em right or not.
      • Constructed-response questions required the students to provide written responses explaining their answers.
      • Anyway, when it came to the essay segments, I wrote my answers like a 4th grader.
      • Dyslexic people get more time, as they find it more difficult to read the question and write the answer.
      • I remembered to put in the answer to last weeks puzzle but now I can't remember what the answer is!
      • Fortunately, Egg gives you the correct answers at the end of the test along with some pointers about which aspects of knowledge you need to mug up on.
      • I'll publish the correct answers when we resurface from under a pile of boxes.
      • You do not need to write out the answers, just do it using your mind.
      • He still came up with an impressive 7 correct answers.
      • You have until lunchtime (UK time) on Christmas Eve, at which point I will reveal the answers, with accompanying explanations.
      • The ex-Army major, 41, of High Street, Easterton, used coughs from an accomplice to steer him to the correct answers.
      • I eventually resorted to writing down the answers in Japanese.
      • The teacher writes questions and answers on the blackboard - or the newer green, or white boards, and the students copy them down dutifully.
      • Each kid is asked the same three questions, and they write their answers down.
      • As their teacher rattled off numbers in Chinese, the duo listened, picked up their markers, wrote identical answers on whiteboards and held it up for the audience to see!
      • Just answer the following question and write your answer on a postcard.
      • The students took the test, writing down the answers with feather pens as best as they could.
      • The winning team managed to get a whopping 96 out of hundred correct answers and they won two All-Ireland tickets for their endeavours.
      • We got close to 70 correct answers in fifteen minutes.
      • You can write down the answers on a separate sheet or you can call in to the Sligo Weekender offices and pick up a special entry form.
      • The audience loved the questions thrown open to them and many students and also some parents walked away with the prizes for the correct answers.
      • She peered at the test and hurriedly wrote down the answers as the bell rang for her to go to lunch.
      • I loved the extra cross references, summaries, and test questions complete with the correct answers.
      • Finally, after writing her last answer, she put her pencil down and massaged her temples.
      • With only a handful of correct answers received for last week's quiz, there is still no third place winner.
      • The answer to #2 is perhaps only obvious when you actually know the answer!
      • She wrote ridiculous answers on a history test so she would get an F.
      • But before we get onto the winners, here are the correct answers.
      • Maybe I don't have any answers, just questions.
      • To make sure that the team was on the right track, and prevent people taking unauthorised short cuts, there were simple questions for which the team had to write down short answers.
      • Players are then tasked to pick the correct answer from a list of four potential solutions.

    • 2.2(solution)

      solución feminine
      violence is not the answer la violencia no es la solución
      • there's only one answer: we'll have to sell the car solo tenemos una solución: vender el coche
      • answer to sth solución de algo
      • the answer to all their problems la solución de todos sus problemas
      • Unfortunately, this theme does not carry the weight that it purports to carry, providing no resolution and no answers.
      • If your sincerest desire is to avoid hurting anybody's feelings, the answer is never to write or say anything controversial.
      • You can understand why alcohol can often seem like the best answer in such situations.
      • This has to be handled VERY delicately, and there are no easy answers or obvious solutions.
      • The geriatric care manager must understand the people he or she is working with, what their values are, and come to each situation with no prescribed answers.
      • There may, of course, be situations where the answer may not be obvious and alternatives may have to be tried.
      • There are no all-encompassing answers, only local solutions, compromises, and on-going negotiations.
      • The smallpox dilemma has no simple answers, and making the correct decision may, literally, be a matter of life and death.
      • Depression is a very complex topic, which affords no easy answers or solutions.
      • Again, somewhat like global expansion, there are no simple answers and the situation is changing with enormous speed.
      • If your inner geek needs a lift, International Rocket Week may be the answer, writes Rachel Devine
      • The current situation poses many questions and few easy answers.
      • Departments with high rates of attrition among graduate students need to look to their own practices for answers and solutions.
      • But this is a situation with no easy answers, and there are real limits on what even a country as powerful as the United States can do about it.
      • It is not a situation which permits easy answers in the short term.
      • Soft power is neither the problem nor the answer; the real solution is to get the policy right.
      • I wish I could conclude this column with a conclusion, but there are no easy answers or solutions.
      • In all other situations the answer may well be for couples to file for divorce.
      • There are no miracle solutions, no magical answers, no easy everybody-wins way out.
      • Of course, satire is not about finding answers or solutions.

transitive verb

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    (reply to)
    (letter/person) contestar
    answer your father when he's speaking to you! ¡contéstale a tu padre cuando te habla!
    • we must answer their letter tenemos que contestar (a) su carta
    • I can't answer your question no puedo contestar (a) su pregunta
    • if they ask me where you are, what shall I answer? si me preguntan dónde estás, ¿qué contesto?
    • because it's too far, she answered —porque está muy lejos —contestó / respondió
  • 2

    (telephone) contestar
    (telephone) atender Latin America
    (telephone) coger Spain
    will you answer the door? ¿vas tú (a abrir)?
  • 3

    (criticism/critic) responder a
  • 4

    (need) satisfacer
    their prayers were answered el cielo escuchó sus plegarias
  • 5

    to answer (to) a description responder a una descripción
    • he saw a woman answering (to) that description vio a una mujer que respondía a esa descripción
  • 6

    to answer the helm obedecer al timón

intransitive verb

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    I wrote and they answered almost immediately escribí y me contestaron casi inmediatamente
    • I phoned but no one answered llamé por teléfono pero no contestaron
    • if the doorbell rings, don't answer si tocan el timbre, no contestes/abras