Quick answer
"Lecture" is a noun which is often translated as "la clase", and "speech" is a noun which is often translated as "el discurso". Learn more about the difference between "lecture" and "speech" below.
lecture(
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chuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (education)
a. la clase
(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).
I have to go to my history lecture at 3 pm today.Tengo que ir a mi clase de historia a las 3 pm hoy.
b. la conferencia
(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).
I'm attending a lecture at the Engineering Association this week.Voy a asistir a una conferencia en la Asociación de Ingenieros esta semana.
c. la charla
(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).
Professor Pierce gave a lecture with a dozen students in the coffee shop.El profesor Pierce dio una charla con una docena de estudiantes en el café.
2. (reprimand)
a. el sermón
(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).
I got home in the early morning when my dad was getting up, and he gave me a stern lecture.Llegué en la madrugada cuando mi papá se estaba levantando y me dio un sermón severo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (education)
a. dar clases
Rogelio lectures in physics at the Panamerican University.Rogelio da clases de Física en la Universidad Panamericana.
b. dictar clases
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Jaime lectures in economics at the Central University of Bolivia.Jaime dicta clases de Economía en la Universidad Central de Bolivia.
4. (to make presentations)
a. dar conferencias
Noemi lectures on renewable energy all across the world.Noemí da conferencias sobre las energías renovables por todo el mundo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to scold)
a. sermonear
Stop lecturing me already. I got it. I won't do it again!Deja de sermonearme ya. Ya entendí. ¡No lo vuelvo a hacer!
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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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