en voz baja

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en voz baja(
ehn
 
bohs
 
bah
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hah
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (general)
a. quietly
Hablemos en voz baja para no despertar a los niños.Let's speak quietly so we don't wake the kids up.
b. softly
Claudia habla en voz muy baja y me cuesta trabajo oírla.Claudia speaks very softly and it's hard for me to hear her.
c. in a low voice
Uno de los trucos de la maestra era dar instrucciones en voz baja para que los niños tuvieran que prestar atención.One of the teacher's tricks was to give instructions in a low voice so the children had to pay attention.
d. in a whisper
Irene y Mar se contaban sus secretos en voz baja para que nadie más se enterara.Irene and Mar were telling each other their secrets in a whisper so that no one else could hear.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Es difícil concentrarse en clase con esos tipos siempre hablando en voz baja al fondo.It's difficult to concentrate in class with those guys always whispering at the back
Dímelo en voz baja para que mamá no se entere.Whisper it to me so mom doesn't hear.
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