qué habla

qué habla(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in statements; third person singular)
a. what languages he speaks
Jaime es políglota, pero no recuerdo qué habla aparte de Español.Jaime is a polyglot, but I can't remember what languages he speaks apart from Spanish.
b. what languages she speaks
Le preguntamos a Rosa qué habla, y nos dijo que árabe, francés e inglés.We asked Rosa what languages she speaks, and she said Arabic, French, and English.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No sé qué habla Andrés con sus amigos noruegos. - Inglés supongo.I don't know what language Andres speaks with his Norwegian friends. - English I suppose.
Me pregunto qué habla Isabel cuando va a Alemania si no habla alemán.I wonder what language Isabel speaks when she goes to Germany if she doesn't speak any German.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(formal)
(in statements; second person singular)
a. what languages you speak
Quería preguntarle qué habla aparte del español. Como sabe, uno de los requisitos del puesto es que se hablen al menos tres idiomas.I wanted to ask you what languages you speak besides Spanish. As you know, one of the job's requirements is to speak three languages minimum.
3. (in questions; third person singular)
a. what languages does he speak
Ivan es ruso. - ¿Y qué habla aparte de ruso?Ivan is Russian. - And what languages does he speak apart from Russian?
b. what languages does she speak
Patricia habla varios idiomas. - ¿Y qué habla?Patricia speaks several languages. - And what languages does she speak?
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Qué habla tu hijo cuando viaja por China? - Mi hijo habla muy bien chino.What language does your son speak when he's traveling around China? - My son speaks Chinese very well.
¿Qué habla ese señor que está en la mesa de al lado? - Creo que habla estonio.What language is that man at the table next to us speaking? - I think he's speaking Estonian.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(formal)
(in questions; second person singular)
a. what languages do you speak
Si trabaja para una empresa internacional, ¿qué habla en el trabajo? - Hablo inglés y francés.If you're working for an international company, what languages do you speak at work? - I speak English and French.
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