speech
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speech(
spich
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (oral address)
a. el discurso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The speaker gave a moving speech at the graduation ceremony.El orador dio un discurso conmovedor en la ceremonia de graduación.
2. (ability to speak)
a. el habla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many people say that speech is exclusive to human beings.Mucha gente dice que el habla es propia del ser humano.
3. (spoken communication)
a. el habla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The word "antediluvian" is not used much in everyday speech.No se usa mucho la palabra "antediluviano" en el habla cotidiana.
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speech
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (faculty)
a. la habla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
speech defect or impedimentdefecto del habla or de dicción
speech therapistlogopeda mf
speech therapylogopedia f
2. (language)
a. el habla f, lenguaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (of politician, at conference)
a. el discurso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (theater)
a. el parlamento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to give or make a speechdar or pronunciar un discurso
5. (school) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
speech dayceremonia de fin de curso
6. (grammar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
part of speechcategoría gramatical
direct/indirect speechestilo directo/indirecto
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speech [spiːtʃ]
noun
1 (faculty) habla (f)
act of speaking
(words) palabras (f); (language) lenguaje (m); (manner of speaking) lenguaje (m); forma (f) de hablar
to lose the power of speech perder el habla; to recover one's speech recobrar el habla; recobrar la palabra; his speech was slurred arrastraba las palabras; farfullaba al hablar
his speech was garbled and confused
he expresses himself better in speech than in writing se expresa mejor hablando or de palabra que por escrito
better in speech than in writing
children's speech el lenguaje de los niños; freedom of speech libertad (f) de expresión; to be slow of speech hablar lentamente; ser torpe de palabra
without further speech
2 (address) discurso (m)
She recited a speech from `As You Like It". He gave a very amusing speech at her wedding
to make a speech pronunciar un discurso; speech, speech! ¡que hable! ¡que hable!
3 (Britain) (Gram)
direct/indirect speech estilo (m) directo/indirecto
modifier
speech act (n) acto (m) de habla
speech analysis (n) análisis (m) de la voz
speech command (n) comando (m) vocal
speech community (n) comunidad (f) lingüística
speech day (n) (Britain) reparto (m) de premios
speech defect speech impediment (n) defecto (m) del habla
speech organ (n) órgano (m) del habla
speech recognition (n) (Comput) reconocimiento (m) de voz
These interfaces will use pointing devices such as mice, alongside handwriting and speech recognition ...speech recognition software/systems/technology
speech synthesizer (n) sintetizador (m) de la voz humana
speech therapist (n) logopeda (m)
speech therapy (n) terapia (f) de la palabra
speech training (n) lecciones (f) de elocución
speech writer (n) escritoraescritora (m) (f) de discursos;a escritora redactoraredactora (m) (f) de discursos;a redactora
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