contar una historia

Hear an audio pronunciation
Hear an audio pronunciation
contar una historia
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to relate a story)
a. to tell a story
Todas las noches, mi padre nos contaba una historia antes de irnos a dormir.Every night, my father would tell us a story before we went to sleep.
b. to tell a tale
Anda, abuela, cuéntame una historia. - Muy bien. Érase una vez ...Come on, Grandma, tell me a tale. - OK. Once upon a time ...
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to relate a story)
a. to tell a story
Yo solo escribo ensayos, nunca ficción. No sabría cómo contar una historia.I only write essays, never fiction. I wouldn't know how tell a story.
b. to tell a tale
Para contar bien una historia, es necesario tener un cierto sentido de la narrativa. Algo que no todo el mundo tiene.To tell a tale well, it is necessary to have a certain sense of narrative. Something not everyone has.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examples
Word Forms
Loading word forms
Machine Translators
Translate contar una historia using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
Fun and interactive
Easy to use
Highly effective
Works on any device
ronronear
Hear an audio pronunciation
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS