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habla
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habla(
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blah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (ability)
a. speech
José tuvo terapia del habla después de su accidente.Jose had speech therapy after his accident.
2. (way of speaking)
a. language
Parece que los abogados tienen su propia habla.Lawyers seem to have their own language.
b. speech
El habla de la región es fácil de identificar.The speech of the region is easily identifiable.
c. dialect
No entiendo el habla de la gente del pueblo vecino.I can't understand the dialect of the people from the neighboring village.
3. (linguistics)
a. parole
El habla se ve afectado por factores como la edad y la educación.Parole is affected by factors such as age and upbringing.
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habla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (idioma)
a. language
2. (dialecto)
a. dialect
de habla españolaSpanish-speaking
los países de habla inglesaEnglish-speaking countries
el habla popularthe everyday speech
3. (facultad)
a. speech
no saben si recuperará el hablathey don't know if she will ever speak again
quedarse sin hablato be left speechless
4. (linguistics)
a. parole
5. (al teléfono)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar al habla con alguiento be on the line to somebody
¿el Sr. Pastor? — al hablaMr Pastor? — speaking!
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habla
1 (facultad) speech
dejar a algn sin habla to leave sb speechless; perder el habla to lose the power of speech
2 (Lingüística) (idioma) language; (dialecto) dialect; speech
de habla francesa French-speaking
3 (acción)
¡Benjamín al habla! (Telec) Benjamín speaking!; estar al habla (Telec) to be on the line; be speaking; (Náutica) to be within hailing distance; ponerse al habla con algn to get in touch with sb
si la mercancía es defectuosa, póngase al habla con el fabricante inmediatamente
negar o quitar el habla a algn to stop speaking to sb; not be on speaking terms with sb
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