In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(act)hablawe communicate through speech — nos comunicamos mediante el habla
- freedom of speech — libertad de expresión / de palabra
- The man's voice was weak, an accent coming through as he lost the ability to control his speech.
- In the rapid-fire flow of conversational speech, words are not fully articulated.
- Some scientists suggest that it was a refinement in the vocal tract, allowing a greater range of sounds for speech.
- One of the most compelling is the marked improvement of our ability to understand speech if we can observe the speaker's lips moving.
- For hearing and understanding, it required neuro-cognitive networks capable of distinguishing the sounds of human speech and decoding them.
- I'm sure I read somewhere that only 20% of communication is speech.
- Even if one is blessed with the senses of touch, smell, speech and hearing, it is sight that gives shape to imagination.
- They acted in perfect harmony with each other, in speech, facial expression and body language.
- According to the dictionary, collocation is the way words combine in a language to produce natural sounding speech and writing.
- Their research could have implications for discovering how the developing brain processes sound and speech.
- I'd long since lost the ability to understand human speech.
- His open mouth and engaged expression unmistakably indicate speech.
- They will not improve speech or the ability to swallow, prevent falls, or improve fine motor control.
- What they needed, I thought, was some way to communicate without speech.
- For most patients, their appearance, comfort, speech and ability to chew and enjoy food are vastly improved.
- This device transmits sound signals directly to the brain, enabling the person to hear certain sounds and speech.
- His ears twitched at the sound of speech, far away.
- Artificially generated speech now sounds more human, and has become more intelligible.
- The result is computer-generated speech that sounds more realistic.
- In sensory or receptive aphasia, there is a problem with comprehension, and affected people produce speech that sounds fluent but is actually nonsensical or full of meaningless jargon.
1.2(faculty)hablato recover one's speech — recuperar el habla
- to lose the power of speech — perder el habla
1.3(manner of speaking)forma de hablar feminine
- His soothing, mannered style of speech and genuine affection for his film kept my attention throughout the duration of the commentary.
- Jamaicans adapt their speech to the social context of the moment.
- Each has an idiosyncratic style of dress and speech.
- From specific costuming decisions to styles of speech, each character gives us an impression of how a subset of American culture may have acted or behaved at the time.
- Since the 16th c, the term has been used in English for styles of speech that mark people off from each other, principally by region.
- The mother said, her accent giving her speech a melodious tone.
- Ivy winced and tried to tone her speech down to that of a layman.
- She had an excellent ear for accents and individual styles of speech, but otherwise did not alter her voice drastically.
- His style of speech owed more to the old-style BBC accent than to either Scotland or Ulster.
- The people here are darker and more heavily built and have a different lilt to their speech.
- Linguists such as Robin Lakoff have long recognized the existence of these typically male and female styles of speech.
- The Japanese language includes sharply divergent styles of speech for men and women.
- Television's Mr. Rogers is a good example of this style of speech.
- Frequently, the tone of their speech is flat and unexpressive.
- The voice contained characteristics similar to his style of speech, particularly his typically slow and drawn out pronunciation.
- I was awed by his articulate speech and ability to charm.
- His vocabulary and manner of speech sounded as though it belonged to a British nobleman, but his voice was that of a typical New York male of his age.
- Her speech was also slow and hesitant.
- The dialog might be poorly written, but it helps distinguish characters simply by the tone or style of their speech.
- His accent slurred his speech, and he jumped from register to register as he spoke, as though speaking in sing-song.
1.4(language, dialect)hablain casual speech — en el habla coloquial
- before noun a speech community — una comunidad lingüística
2.1(oration)discurso masculinealocución feminine formalthe Queen's/King's speech — discurso pronunciado por el monarca en el que se detallan los planes del Gobierno
- speech! speech! — ¡que hable! ¡que hable!
- to make / deliver a speech (on / about sth) — pronunciar un discurso (sobre / acerca de algo)
- But his tendency towards dull speeches, opaque language and meandering responses to questions almost undid him.
- Clement delivered the best speeches and he shone in debates.
- He loved listening to her when she made long speeches, or delivered lectures.
- In August 2001 he addressed the issue in one of the most morally serious speeches ever delivered by a U.S. President.
- Breaking with tradition, the graduates conducted the ceremony in English and translated speeches into their native language for the audience.
- Once in a while, I will have to make a speech to the nation.
- He stepped into the clearing and began to give a speech in another language.
- I think the whole region is awaiting the speech of the president.
- In effect he has been giving daytime speeches with tiny audiences.
- Former president, now private citizen, Bill Clinton, giving his farewell speech to the nation Thursday night.
- At 81, he can get the full attention of an audience while delivering a speech or singing a song..
- Delegates then applauded his work and the help he gave our region after his speech.
- There had been speeches, entertainers, music and dancing.
- The manner in which he conducted branch meetings or indeed his professionalism in his delivery of addresses and speeches at formal functions would be sadly missed.
- Formal and lengthy speeches accompany the presentation of a whale's tooth.
- I gave a speech to the nation that was cleared by the intelligence services.
- Finally finishing her speech she uttered a few last words.
- Before that, President Bush will deliver two more speeches in his drive to try to regain public confidence about progress in that troubled country.
- The VIP guests and the public will then meet in the Atlantic hotel, Enniscrone for formal speeches and refreshments.
- Formal speeches were delivered at the main gate but were drowned out by a low flying army helicopter.
- And then in the middle of my long speech I forgot my lines.
- Other cassettes sport Agatha Christie tales and one cassette in particular is all about the great speeches by famous characters in various Shakespearean plays.
3Linguisticsdirect/indirect / reported speech — estilo directo/indirecto masculine
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