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)(with masculine article in the singular) habla femininewe communicate through speech — nos comunicamos mediante el habla
- His open mouth and engaged expression unmistakably indicate speech.
- Some scientists suggest that it was a refinement in the vocal tract, allowing a greater range of sounds for speech.
- For hearing and understanding, it required neuro-cognitive networks capable of distinguishing the sounds of human speech and decoding them.
- One of the most compelling is the marked improvement of our ability to understand speech if we can observe the speaker's lips moving.
- According to the dictionary, collocation is the way words combine in a language to produce natural sounding speech and writing.
- I'm sure I read somewhere that only 20% of communication is speech.
- What they needed, I thought, was some way to communicate without speech.
- I'd long since lost the ability to understand human speech.
- The result is computer-generated speech that sounds more realistic.
- They will not improve speech or the ability to swallow, prevent falls, or improve fine motor control.
- His ears twitched at the sound of speech, far away.
- 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.
- This device transmits sound signals directly to the brain, enabling the person to hear certain sounds and speech.
- For most patients, their appearance, comfort, speech and ability to chew and enjoy food are vastly improved.
- 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.
- Their research could have implications for discovering how the developing brain processes sound and speech.
- They acted in perfect harmony with each other, in speech, facial expression and body language.
- Even if one is blessed with the senses of touch, smell, speech and hearing, it is sight that gives shape to imagination.
- Artificially generated speech now sounds more human, and has become more intelligible.
1.2(faculty)(with masculine article in the singular) habla feminineto 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
- Her speech was also slow and hesitant.
- The mother said, her accent giving her speech a melodious tone.
- She had an excellent ear for accents and individual styles of speech, but otherwise did not alter her voice drastically.
- Ivy winced and tried to tone her speech down to that of a layman.
- His soothing, mannered style of speech and genuine affection for his film kept my attention throughout the duration of the commentary.
- I was awed by his articulate speech and ability to charm.
- The dialog might be poorly written, but it helps distinguish characters simply by the tone or style of their speech.
- The Japanese language includes sharply divergent styles of speech for men and women.
- Jamaicans adapt their speech to the social context of the moment.
- The voice contained characteristics similar to his style of speech, particularly his typically slow and drawn out pronunciation.
- Each has an idiosyncratic style of dress and speech.
- The people here are darker and more heavily built and have a different lilt to their speech.
- His style of speech owed more to the old-style BBC accent than to either Scotland or Ulster.
- 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.
- Linguists such as Robin Lakoff have long recognized the existence of these typically male and female styles of speech.
- 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.
- His accent slurred his speech, and he jumped from register to register as he spoke, as though speaking in sing-song.
- Television's Mr. Rogers is a good example of this style of speech.
- Frequently, the tone of their speech is flat and unexpressive.
- 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.
1.4(language, dialect)(with masculine article in the singular) habla femininein 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 / (formal) deliver a speech (on / about sth) — dar un discurso (sobre / acerca de algo)
- Clement delivered the best speeches and he shone in debates.
- He stepped into the clearing and began to give a speech in another language.
- He loved listening to her when she made long speeches, or delivered lectures.
- But his tendency towards dull speeches, opaque language and meandering responses to questions almost undid him.
- I gave a speech to the nation that was cleared by the intelligence services.
- In August 2001 he addressed the issue in one of the most morally serious speeches ever delivered by a U.S. President.
- 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.
- The VIP guests and the public will then meet in the Atlantic hotel, Enniscrone for formal speeches and refreshments.
- In effect he has been giving daytime speeches with tiny audiences.
- Formal and lengthy speeches accompany the presentation of a whale's tooth.
- Before that, President Bush will deliver two more speeches in his drive to try to regain public confidence about progress in that troubled country.
- Former president, now private citizen, Bill Clinton, giving his farewell speech to the nation Thursday night.
- Formal speeches were delivered at the main gate but were drowned out by a low flying army helicopter.
- There had been speeches, entertainers, music and dancing.
- Finally finishing her speech she uttered a few last words.
- 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.
- Once in a while, I will have to make a speech to the nation.
- I think the whole region is awaiting the speech of the president.
- Breaking with tradition, the graduates conducted the ceremony in English and translated speeches into their native language for the audience.
- Other cassettes sport Agatha Christie tales and one cassette in particular is all about the great speeches by famous characters in various Shakespearean plays.
- And then in the middle of my long speech I forgot my lines.
3Linguisticsdirect/indirect / reported speech — estilo directo/indirecto masculine
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.