spell
transitive verb
1. (letter by letter) 
a. deletrear (out loud) 
Can you spell your name for me, please?¿Puede deletrearme su nombre, por favor?
b. escribir (writing) 
I always forget how to spell "Mississippi."Siempre se me olvida cómo escribir "Mississippi".
2. (to mean) 
The cutbacks have spelled disaster for the economy.Los recortes han significado un desastre para la economía.
3. (to relieve) 
a. relevar 
The sentry spelled his colleague so that he could rest for a few hours.El guardia relevó a su colega para que pudiera descansar algunas horas.
intransitive verb
4. (to write) 
Too many students are entering high school without knowing how to spell.Demasiados alumnos están entrando a la secundaria sin saber cómo escribir correctamente.
Your daughter spells very well for a first grader.Su hija tiene buena ortografía por estar en el primer grado.
c. tener mala ortografía (poorly) 
My boss cannot spell at all well; it's actually kind of funny.Mi jefe tiene muy mala ortografía; es medio cómico.
noun
5. (enchantment) 
My kids love to pretend they are witches and wizards and cast spells on each other.A mis hijos les encanta hacer que son brujas y magos y lanzarse hechizos.
To break the spell, the princess had to kiss the frog.Para romper el encantamiento, la princesa tuvo que besar a la rana.
6. (period) 
I hope this cold spell will end soon.Espero que este periodo de frío acabe pronto.
I know it's been a difficult spell, but you have to trust that things will get better.Sé que ha sido una temporada difícil, pero tienes que creer que la situación mejorará.
7. (turn) 
a. el turno (M) 
We each took a spell during the night making sure bears did not enter the camp.Cada uno tomó su turno durante la noche para asegurarse de que los osos no entraran al campamento.
spell
transitive verb
1. (write correctly) 
a. deletrear 
how do you spell it?¿cómo se escribe?
2. (signify) 
a. suponer 
to spell disastersuponer un desastre
intransitive verb
3. (general) 
a. escribir sin faltas 
he can't spelltiene muchas faltas de ortografía
spell [spel] spelled spelt
transitive verb
1 (write) escribir; (letter by letter) deletrear
how do you spell your name? ¿cómo se escribe tu nombre?; can you spell that please? ¿me lo deletrea, por favor?; c-a-t spells "cat" "cat" se deletrea c-a-t; what do these letters spell? ¿qué palabra se forma con estas letras?
2 (denote) significar; representar
it spells ruin significa or representa la ruina; it spells disaster for us significa or representa un desastre para nosotros
intransitive verb
(write correctly) escribir correctamente
she can't spell no sabe escribir correctamente; sabe poco de ortografía
spell [spel]
noun
encanto (m); hechizo (m)
to be under a spell estar hechizado; to be under sb's spell estar hechizado por algn; to break the spell romper el hechizo or encanto
to cast a spell over or on sb put sb under a spell hechizar a algn
Seville casts its spell over the tourists Sevilla embruja a los turistas
spell [spel]
noun
1 (period) racha (f)
a prolonged spell of bad weather una larga racha de mal tiempo; a cold spell una racha de frío; they're going through a bad spell están pasando por una mala racha
a brief spell after a brief spell as a journalist ... a warm spell (of weather) At that time there was a frightful cold spell in Britain a spell of good summer weather She had a spell as editorial page director. \"I gave up smoking for a spell,"\ said McCarthy.
2 (shift, turn) turno (m)
we each took a spell at the wheel nos turnamos al volante; a spell of duty una temporada
a bomb exploded near me during one of my spells of duty you'll have a spell of duty abroad
I did a spell as a commercial traveller durante cierto tiempo trabajé como viajante
to take a spell with the saw After a spell as a volunteer in the RAF, he signed up as a steward with P&O Lines.
Examples
Verb Conjugations for deletrear
Present Participle: deletreando
Past Participle: deletreado
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
deletreo
deletreé
deletreaba
deletrearía
deletrearé
deletreas
deletreaste
deletreabas
deletrearías
deletrearás
él/ella/Ud.
deletrea
deletreó
deletreaba
deletrearía
deletreará
nosotros
deletreamos
deletreamos
deletreábamos
deletrearíamos
deletrearemos
vosotros
deletreáis
deletreasteis
deletreabais
deletrearíais
deletrearéis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
deletrean
deletrearon
deletreaban
deletrearían
deletrearán
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