Quick answer
"Loud" is an adjective which is often translated as "fuerte", and "speak" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "hablar". Learn more about the difference between "loud" and "speak" below.
loud(
laud
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (noisy)
a. fuerte (noise)
The explosion was so loud that I partially lost my hearing for a while.La explosión fue tan fuerte que no oí bien durante un tiempo.
b. ruidoso (party or place)
There's a very loud party going on at the end of the street.Están haciendo una fiesta muy ruidosa al final de la calle.
c. alto (music or radio)
My neighbor complained because I had the music too loud.Mi vecino se quejó porque tenía la música demasiado alta.
2. (color)
a. chillón
She loves wearing loud colors in summer.Le encanta llevar colores chillones en verano.
b. llamativo
He wore a loud check waistcoat.Llevaba un llamativo chaleco de cuadros.
3. (vociferous)
a. chillón (person)
The Andersons are a loud bunch.Los Anderson son una pandilla de chillones.
b. vocinglero (person)
I just can't stand loud guys like him.Es que no soporto a tipos vocingleros como él.
c. enérgico (protest)
They were denied entry despite loud protests.Se les negó la entrada, a pesar de sus enérgicas protestas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (loudly)
a. alto
I'll bring you a microphone if you can't speak louder.Le traeré un micrófono si no puede hablar más alto.
b. fuerte
The radio was turned up loud.Habían puesto la radio muy fuerte.
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speak
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to articulate words)
a. hablar
"Speak now or forever hold your peace," said the judge."Hable ahora o calle para siempre", dijo el juez.
2. (to talk)
a. hablar
You know you can speak to me whenever you want.Sabes que puedes hablar conmigo cuando quieras.
3. (to expound upon)
a. hablar
I spoke at length about this issue yesterday.Hablé largo y tendido sobre este tema ayer.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to utter)
a. decir
If you don't speak the truth now, you may never get another chance.Si no dices la verdad ahora, tal vez nunca tendrás otra oportunidad.
5. (to be able to communicate in)
a. hablar
He speaks five languages fluently.Habla cinco idiomas con fluidez.
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