the opening phrases of the Lord's prayerhe punctuated every phrase by slapping the counterthe key phrase, though, is "all other things being equal"a writer spends many hours going over and over a scene - changing a phrase here, a word thereit was a single short phrase being sung over and over againStephen played a phrase: Jack replied with a variation
noun/verb phrasefrase (f) nominal/verbal
a sentence consists of a noun phrase followed by a verb
she had picked up some useful phraseshabía aprendido algunas frases útiles
I think the war was, /in Churchill's immortal phrase/, "Britain's finest hour"
I think, to use or to borrow your phrase, that ...creo que, usando tus propias palabras, ...
my German was practically nil - a few phrases here and therethat's exactly the phrase I'm looking forit takes its name from the Maori phrase for "good health"that's exactly the phrase I'm looking forit takes its name from the Maori phrase for "good health"knowing so many Greek students in London, she had picked up some useful phrasesGrenada was seen as proof, to use Reagan's phrase, that America was backto borrow a famous phrase of the Prime Minister's, a reporter asked Mr Mandela if Mrs Thatcher was a person he could do business with
3(idiom)locución (f);giro (m)
the French have a phrase for this state of affairsthe old phrase "the survival of the fittest"he used a phrase I hate: "you have to be cruel to be kind"the American phrase "laying an egg" meaning to fail at something
I should have phrased that betterdebería haberlo expresado or formulado mejor
he paused, wondering how to phrase his answerthey phrased it as a questionas you so delicately phrased itremember that the way you phrase a question will often determine the response it receiveswealth, as my old Grannie used to phrase it, is no guarantee of immortalityit was an objection he had to phrase very carefullyI would have phrased it quite differentlyhe phrased his question carefullythe moment I'd said it, I could see that I'd phrased it wronghe phrased his request vaguely because he was not sure whether he was addressing a servant or a member of the familyhis ambiguous way of phrasing things
can we phrase that differently?¿podemos redactar or expresar eso de otro modo?
they will be happy to give advice about how to phrase your applicationyour invitations could be phrased as followsthe speech was carefully phrasedyou may be drafting a letter and choose to revise a poorly phrased sentence immediatelythe document is phrased in terms of individual rights
a carefully phrased letteruna carta redactada con cuidado
listen to the way Carreras phrases itthe ability to phrase a great melody to its best advantagethe concerto, played and directed by Schiff, seemed at times heavily phrased
phrase book (n)libro (m) de frases
we bought a Danish phrase bookif you have left the phrase book behind, don't be afraid to point, gesticulate, or otherwise improvise
phrase marker (n)(Ling)marcador (m) de frase
phrase structure (n)(Ling)estructura (f) de frase
the phrase structure of sentence three is shown in the diagram belowa phrase-structure [grammar]computer languages can be described using phrase-structure grammarsphrase-structure rules can tell us a lot of useful things about sentencesany book on generative grammar will explain phrase-structure rules and transformations