el discurso
-the speech
See the entry for discurso.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (address)
a. speech
Un gran discurso puede cambiar el mundo.A great speech can change the world.
2. (rhetoric)
a. discourse
El discurso del candidato se centra en el impacto emocional en vez de datos concretos.The candidate's discourse focuses on emotional impact instead of hard facts.
3. (linguistics)
a. speech
La fonética estudia los diferentes sonidos del discurso humano.Phonetics studies the different sounds of human speech.
b. discourse
El análisis del discurso identificó la jerga regional del orador.The discourse analysis identified the speaker's regional jargon.
4. (indicating time)
a. passage
Tu corazón herido se curará con el discurso del tiempo.Your broken heart will heal with the passage of time.
b. passing
Las posibilidades de que una persona salga de un coma disminuyen con el discurso de los días.A person's chances of waking up from a coma decrease with every passing day.
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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. (exposición oral)
a. speech
dar o pronunciar un discurso (sobre)to give o deliver a speech (on)
discurso de agradecimientospeech of thanks
discurso de clausuraclosing speech
2. (pejorative)
a. lecture
me soltó uno de sus discursosshe gave me one of her lectures
3. (ideario)
a. discourse, ideology
4. (transcurso)
el discurso del tiempothe passage of time
con el discurso de los añoswith the passing years
5. (linguistics)
a. discourse
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1 (alocución) speech
pronunciar un discurso to make a speech; give a speech; otra vez me soltó el mismo discursito de siempre he gave me the same old lecture as always
discurso de clausura closing speech
2 (forma de hablar) rhetoric
su discurso nacionalista his nationalist rhetoric
3 (habla) speech; faculty of speech
análisis del discurso discourse analysis
4 [del tiempo]
en el discurso del tiempo with the passage of time; en el discurso de cuatro generaciones in the space of four generations
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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