There are 3 main translations of spell in Spanish

: spell1spell2spell3

spell1

escribir, v.

Pronunciation /spɛl//spɛl/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (write) escribir
    (orally) deletrear
    how do you spell Kazakhstan? ¿cómo se escribe Kazajstán?
    • could you spell it for me? ¿me lo deletrea?
    • spell 'ridiculous' deletrea la palabra 'ridiculous'
    • The address was spelled out in newspaper letters.
    • See how many words you can spell with these letters in one minute.
    • Note that they even spelt the company name wrong in the body of the email!
    • You throw me a thirty-letter word and I can spell it with just about as much ease as a ten-letter word or a five-letter word.
    • For example, in learning to spell and recognize words, a student may be asked to see, say, write, and spell each new word.
    • The first twenty pages of my first book are filled with nothing but hundreds of attempts to learn to write and spell my name.
    • In her opinion, it was even money on whether or not he could correctly spell his own name.
    • Did you make sure you spelt my name correctly?
    • I actually learned how to spell his name before mine.
    • I had been in such a hurry to get out of that office I probably hadn't even spelt half the words right.
    • I'm Canadian so some of the words will be spelled the Canadian way.
    • It would have been useful if you had spelled the name of the artist I wrote about correctly.
    • Several immigrants didn't know how to write or spell their own names, so immigration inspectors created one for them.
    • There is, for example, scarcely a Welsh name which is correctly spelt.
    • It was funny how some couldn't spell the simplest word or even make a complete sentence!
    • The pen can sense when you spell a word wrong and it gives you suggestions on the screen.
    • She is teaching him to spell the word ‘quarantine’ letter by letter.
    • Lee probably couldn't even spell the word subterfuge let alone actually use it as a method of gleaning accurate information.
    • The present study investigated how children spell words that contain silent consonants as their final letter.
    • I don't care if you hate writing and have a hard time spelling your name.
  • 2

    (mean) significar
    (foretell) anunciar
    (foretell) augurar
    this measure could spell the end of the organization esta medida podría significar el fin de la organización
    • rising inflation spells trouble for the government la creciente inflación anuncia / augura problemas para el gobierno
    • it spelled disaster for the project resultó nefasto / desastroso para el proyecto
    • Now she had concocted a plan that would spell doom for Shirley, her revenge for taking her man and insulting her pride.
    • Slow economic times don't have to spell disaster for your business.
    • In effect, the very characteristics that make it prosper at one time may spell its downfall at a later time.
    • Failure to resolve this last issue quickly and effectively would have spelled disaster for the plan.
    • Despite good results in lesser matches, that World Cup defeat spelt the end of Thorne's captaincy.
    • Schemes such as interlinking of rivers could spell disaster for the environment, as they represent gross interference with natural processes, he says.
    • Such an event would spell disaster for the remainder of their journey.
    • The event could have spelled disaster for the little grocery store.
    • This gross over-development for such a small, unique city spells disaster.
    • The variable that promised to spell disaster for Iowa farmers was the high seed costs associated with GM crops.
    • When things don't go as planned, debt can spell trouble.
    • And if he has to hike our taxes in the middle of a consumer downturn, it could spell disaster.
    • Introducing a new leading character can spell disaster or triumph for an author.
    • And that could really spell disaster when property taxes are also going up.
    • Conservation experts say it spells disaster for cod stocks as talks continued last night.
    • Publicity surrounding the case spelled disaster for the Queensland dive industry.
    • But Harris is confident the newer company artists will spell success for the galleries who sign on.
    • This spells disaster for aquatic life unable to adjust to the altered conditions.
    • That can spell disaster for an individual's health.
    • For everyone else, however, it spells disaster.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    he can't spell tiene mala ortografía

There are 3 main translations of spell in Spanish

: spell1spell2spell3

spell2

encanto, n.

Pronunciation /spɛl//spɛl/

noun

also magic spell

  • 1

    encanto masculine
    hechizo masculine
    encantamiento masculine
    evil spell maleficio masculine
    • to cast a spell over / to put a spell on sth/sb hechizar / embrujar algo/a algn
    • to break the spell romper el encanto / el hechizo
    • she was under the spell of the witch estaba bajo el hechizo de la bruja
    • I glared at the woman, who shut up pretty quickly, then placed my hands on either side of the small circle, muttering the words of a spell.
    • Papers were scattered everywhere, and he muttered the words to a small spell and they quickly floated into a neat stack in the center or the desktop.
    • She uttered a few words of a spell, and, with a small flash, disappeared.
    • She then said the final words to her spell and pointed to Tona.
    • Whispering the last word of the spell, he tapped the picture.
    • She ducked under another sword as she spoke the words of a spell.
    • It wasn't quite the same as when a sorcerer used high level spells, but the words were still unintelligible.
    • Sarah had asked the shopkeeper, and been dismayed to learn that although she knew some basic spells, that woman who tended the herb shop wasn't really a Spellcaster.
    • She finally shouted out the final word of her spell, and it was gone.
    • It sounded nasty, but I didn't know if it was a spell or a swear word.
    • Kyri was mumbling the words to a spell which she finished by laying her hand on Aikel's arm.
    • She began to chant the words for the earthquake spell.
    • Taukat showed his agreement by muttering the words of a spell and conjuring a cloud of acid rain over the unsuspecting targets.
    • Immediately, the High Cleric began chanting a spell, her words echoed throughout the room in each syllable.
    • But how could one concentrate on words for creating spells when another mutter curses on you?
    • We will be accumulating success in word spells and practicing the pronunciation of the difficult language Char.
    • Any spell you could ever want to find is in this book.
    • Yet, she struggled to remember the word to the spell.
    • All they talk about are spells and famous mages.
    • I suspect that he was the one to teach you fire spells.

There are 3 main translations of spell in Spanish

: spell1spell2spell3

spell3

período, n.

Pronunciation /spɛl//spɛl/

noun

  • 1

    (of weather)
    período masculine
    a spell of wet weather un período de lluvia(s)
    • we had a very cold spell last month el mes pasado tuvimos unos días / una racha / un período de mucho frío
    • They merely took advantage of it for short spells while unable to obtain other work.
    • He said that judges should encourage community sentences in place of short spells in prison.
    • Her husband was arrested and spent only a short spell in prison.
    • His early career was interrupted by various short spells in prison for violent behaviour.
    • The execution of his brother, his long spells in emigration, and the failure of the old-type revolutionaries all contributed to this difference.
    • He took a draught of his beer and thought for a short spell.
    • The Danish prison system allows those serving short sentences to be released for short spells.
    • Apart from a short spell in the opening half, Ireland never looked like scoring a try, where as the English crossed the Irish line five times.
    • There is no point in condemning victims of drugs and crime to short spells in prison, only to have them come out in the same predicament as before.
    • A short spell for Parnells in Dublin was the only break between 1973 and 1996.
    • However, he was married for a short spell while he was living in County Kerry.
    • During my short spell in this job I have come across plenty of it.
    • After a short spell in what is now the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, he joined the BBC in 1941, staying till he retired in 1975.
    • Too many clubs have been put on hold for long periods and then asked to play a number of games within a short spell.
    • I did have a few games on the wing there but only for short spells.
    • Paul took up the post of County Accountant in the mid-Seventies, leaving for a short spell, only to return to take up the post of Finance Officer.
    • After a short spell on a high dose you should start to feel better - but you might have to continue taking a low maintenance dose for several months or even longer.
    • He also played factory leagues in Clare and Limerick while working in those counties for a short spell.
    • Their split when she was just 19 left her with nervous exhaustion and prompted a short spell in a psychiatric ward.
    • It doesn't happen very much and usually only lasts for a short spell.
  • 2

    (period of time)
    período masculine
    temporada feminine
    we've had a very busy spell in the office hemos tenido un período / una temporada de mucho trabajo en la oficina
    • after a short spell in journalism tras trabajar una breve temporada como periodista
    • I was going through a bad spell estaba pasando por una mala racha
    • come and sit down for a spell ven y siéntate un rato
    • I'll take a spell at the wheel now ahora voy a manejar yo un rato
  • 3

    Medicine
    dizzy spell mareo masculine
    • coughing spell acceso de tos