Translation of speech in Spanish:


habla, n.

Pronunciation: /spitʃ//spiːtʃ/


  • 1

    • 1.1(act)

      (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) habla
      we 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)

      (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) habla
      to 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)

      (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) habla
      in casual speech en el habla coloquial
      • before noun a speech community una comunidad lingüística

  • 2

    • 2.1(oration)

      discurso masculine
      alocución feminine formal
      the 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.

    • 2.2Theatre

      parlamento masculine
      • 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.

  • 3

    direct/indirect / reported speech estilo directo/indirecto masculine