Translation of indirect speech in Spanish:

indirect speech

estilo indirecto, n.


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    estilo indirecto masculine
    • Their problem is to understand when people talk in indirect speech and use irony, idioms and metaphors because they take each sentence literally.
    • Today, they slyly tried to report indirect speech as direct speech.
    • It is not used in indirect speech, because a reported question is part of a statement: I asked you whether you wanted more to eat.
    • There was a lot of indirect speech, and long passages of dense prose.
    • Searle generally categorizes such examples as indirect speech, whereas Habermas does not count them as communicative action.