In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(facultad)speechperder/recobrar el habla — to lose/recover one's powers of speech
- al verla entrar se quedó sin habla — when he saw her come in, he was speechless / dumbfounded
- se me/le entró el habla — I/he was struck dumb
2.1(idioma)los países de habla hispana — Spanish-speaking countries
2.2(manera de hablar)el habla de esta región — the way they speak in this area
- giros propios del habla infantil — expressions that children use
- en el habla de los médicos — in medical jargon / language
- la lengua y el habla — langue and parole
3al habla — in contact
- ¿el Sr. Cuevas? — al habla — Mr. Cuevas? — speaking
- estamos al habla con nuestro corresponsal en Beirut — we have our correspondent in Beirut on the line
- ponerse al habla con algn — to get in contact with sb
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