Translation of reply in Spanish:

reply

respuesta, n.

Pronunciation /rəˈplaɪ//rɪˈplʌɪ/

noun

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    (spoken, written)
    respuesta feminine
    contestación feminine
    I phoned her but there was no reply la llamé pero no contestó nadie
    • reply to sth/sb respuesta a algo/algn
    • in reply to your letter of July 15 en respuesta a su carta del 15 de julio
    • I didn't know what to say in reply no supe cómo responder
    • in reply to his criticism como réplica / en respuesta a sus críticas
    • His lack of a counterpoint reply can sometimes make Bam's labors seem pointless.
    • They make you ask what is going on, and lead you to answers which go beyond a verbal reply.
    • So perhaps it wasn't the short-termism but the uninspiring return that prompted those replies.
    • ‘Get big or get out’ is a communication and hardly expectant of a reply.
    • Thanks for the reply, Haus, and thanks for also importing some text from the thread I linked to.
    • Here is a selection of some of the replies we have received so far.
    • I solicited replies to these specific queries.
    • I tried sending an email through there but never got a reply.
    • Did anyone else think, when Nate was trying to talk to Lisa about something, and she just kind of mumbled replies and/or didn't understand, how important Brenda is for Nate?
    • The count returns Nicetius's messenger with an angry reply.
    • Often thoughtful, frequently lengthy, and always considered, the postings beg one to ponder options for a reply.
    • The Commission contacted the Belgian government a number of times about the matter, eventually receiving a reply that the decision to grant the aid had been taken in 1981 and was not new.
    • Students then reply to that message or to a reply posted by another student.
    • I e-mailed Ms. Azuma and received a reply the next day.
    • Instead the reply was, ‘I know very little about this term and thus have no policy.’
    • You have made an idiotic reply to what it is not for me to describe as an act of greatness.
    • Weeks after the film had been submitted, I still couldn't get a reply from the compilation people regarding her contact info.
    • I would receive instant replies and reviews from readers in all corners of the world.
    • I just got a reply from the Director of the cinema, enclosing a copy of a press release.
    • Still getting used to the place, and no time to read the huge threads or write large replies.
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    (action, response)
    reacción feminine
    respuesta feminine
    I expected a corresponding effort in reply a cambio, esperaba que correspondiera con el mismo esfuerzo
    • In March 1837, writing in reply to a lost letter from Cole, Sturges echoed the artist's apprehensions and perhaps even his turns of phrase.
    • Hawkins' onstage reply to Graham is the first part of the legend around this film.
    • In reply to this characterization of contemporary Nashville country music, a major commercial country promoter says that the scruffy alternative artists just don't have the talent or the drive to make it in commercial country music.
    • Goya's reply to the Inquisition's 1815 subpoena and list of questions about the two portraits is not known, and there continues to be uncertainty about the identity of the model.
    • ‘And then I'll… be married ’, comes the somewhat confused reply.
    • Never giving away security information in reply to an email/phone call (it is likely to be from a fraudster).
    • In reply to a question, George said that it was his personal view that land owned by the churches should not be exempted from a land-value tax.
    • Cooke's graceful reply, we're told, gave away no trade secrets.
    • Or maybe it's a pre-emptive brush-off, the formal equivalent of Kurt Vonnegut's reply when asked where he got his characters from: ‘Cincinnati,’ he said.
    • Belich's reply: ‘We are really concerned with any limits to access and the possibility that tertiary education could once again become only the realm of the privileged.’
    • When the selfsame people asked me in the evenings if I was going home, I had no reply for them: it took me years to reconcile myself to the idea of calling the attic I was living in a home.
    • Later he copied the tape for me and wrote the following letter in reply to my questions about the circumstances behind the recording and the similarity of Bunting and Wordsworth's accents.
    • His second letter came in the late - 1980s, and was in reply to a query I had made.
    • Sikes made no reply; but, pulling open the door, of which the Jew had turned the lock, dashed into the silent streets.
    • Some might use the ultimate moral catch-phrase ‘two wrongs don't make a right’ in reply to this situation but the fact of the matter is that two rights don't make a right, and a wrong and a right don't make a right.
    • Maybe I need another viewing of it, or maybe not, but I really like what Ebert has to say in reply to this man's question.
    • Stover's reply to the lawyer was, ‘No, I will not.’
    • Some of them get through fourteen episodes thinking that the emails she sends them are personal to them, and in reply to the ones that they send her.
    • When Gerd goes on to call Brand ‘The Greatest of all,’ he can only reply, ‘I am the meanest thing that crawls on earth.’
    • In reply to Ely, Brown conceded that some service may be rendered by land speculation, and he cited Fisher's The Nature of Capital and Income in support of this opinion.

intransitive verb

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    (answer)
    responder
    contestar
    he replied that he hadn't seen me contestó / respondió que no me había visto
    • to reply to sth responder a algo
    • he didn't reply to my letter no contestó mi carta
    • to reply to sb responderle / contestarle a algn
    • All of the hypermarkets have replied by rolling out a supermarket concept measuring under 2,000 square metres.
    • Employers can immediately refer to replying applicants' information and determine whether an applicant is suitable for their needs.
    • Asked by journalist David Marr who were her favorite singers, she replied Doris Day and Dean Martin.
    • I doubt I'm entitled to go too far in this discussion but I couldn't resist the impulse to reply to the last comment.
    • To which all he can reply is, ‘True enough’ - adding to such humble minimalism only a protest that still, the leadership does have excessive faith in neo-liberal ideology.
    • He replied that writing actually saves him time because it frees up ideas and makes him into a sharper designer.
    • However, the government's critics have replied by urging it to make better use of empty homes.
    • ‘You will never outrun that lion’ shouts the American. ‘I don't have to ’, replies the Japanese, ‘I only have to outrun you!’
    • No, replies the playwright, that is a few notches up from their world; a genuine kitchen sink is what they dream about having!
    • However, responding to praise often perplexes students because they don't see a need to reply to a compliment with which they are in agreement.
    • My department replied, noting that I would like to hear more from him but that I communicated only by post.
    • Nobody from the Film Council is on hand to reply to Cox's remarks.
    • At Jekyll Island, 20% of the respondents replied this way, while the figure at Tybee was 8%.
    • At age thirteen, when Salinger was asked in a school interview what subjects he was interested in, he replied drama and tropical fish.
    • He tries to get the others to talk about it but they reply something about how the weather is fine this year too.
    • A spokesman for Nathaniel last week declined to reply to questions about its involvement with Life Energy.
    • So I have been hurt and bewildered and unable to reply to you.
    • And he reportedly replied that religion is the way we conduct ourselves towards others.
    • When trying to convince Eliza to play along with his bet, he lures her with promises of endless chocolates and just as she is about to reply to him he pops one in her mouth, silencing her.
    • Ninety percent of the managers waited until Friday afternoon to reply to Brown.
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    (respond)
    responder

transitive verb

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    responder
    contestar
    replicar literary