Quick answer
"Language" is a noun which is often translated as "el idioma", and "speech" is a noun which is often translated as "el discurso". Learn more about the difference between "language" and "speech" below.
language(
lahng
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gwihj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (human communication system)
a. el idioma
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are two official languages in Canada: English and French.Canadá tiene dos idiomas oficiales: el inglés y el francés.
b. la lengua
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Brazilian Portuguese is such a beautiful language.El portugués brasileño es una lengua tan linda.
2. (means of communication)
a. el lenguaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Using simple language will make it easier for your readers to understand your ideas.El uso de un lenguaje sencillo ayudará a que los lectores entiendan tus ideas.
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speech
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (oral address)
a. el discurso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The speaker gave a moving speech at the graduation ceremony.El orador dio un discurso conmovedor en la ceremonia de graduación.
2. (ability to speak)
a. el habla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many people say that speech is exclusive to human beings.Mucha gente dice que el habla es propia del ser humano.
3. (spoken communication)
a. el habla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The word "antediluvian" is not used much in everyday speech.No se usa mucho la palabra "antediluviano" en el habla cotidiana.
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