There are 3 translations of read in Spanish:

read1

(past & past p read /red/)
Pronunciation: /riːd/

vt

  • 1 [book/words/poem/lesson] leer* ; [proofs] corregir* ; [map/music/program] leer* to read sb's lips leerle* los labios a algn I can't read your writing no te entiendo la letra I can read French, but not speak it puedo leer en francés, pero no lo hablo for '800', read '80' donde dice 800 léase 80 to read sth to sb, to read sb sth leerle* algo a algn I read myself to sleep leo hasta que me quedo dormido to read sb's mind o thoughts adivinarle or leerle* el pensamiento a algn to take sth as read /red/ (assume) dar* algo por sentado or por hecho; (lit) [minutes] dar* algo por leído
  • 2 2.1 (interpret) [sign/signal/mood/situation] interpretar to read sth right o correctly interpretar algo bien I read his attitude as one of deep hostility su actitud me parece sumamente hostilto read sth into sth he read deep significance into her every remark a todo lo que decía le buscaba un significado profundo I think you're reading too much into it creo que le estás dando demasiada importancia 2.2 (hear, receive) [Telec] [colloquial/familiar] do you read me, alpha? ¿alfa, me recibe? I'm reading you loud and clear te oigo perfectamente bien
  • 3 3.1 [sign/notice] decir* the sign read /red/ 'closed for repairs' el letrero decía or ponía 'cerrado por reformas' 3.2 (indicate) [thermometer/gauge] marcar* 3.3 (note indication) [meter/thermometer/gauge] leer*
  • 5 (BrE) [Educ] [geography/classics] estudiar (en la universidad)

vi

  • 1 [person] leer* can't you read? ¿no sabes leer? to read to sb leerle* a algnto read about sth/sb I read /red/, about it in the paper lo leí en el diario I like reading about film stars me gusta leer (cosas) sobre la vida de las estrellas de cine you should read about the period first primero deberías leer un poco acerca del período histórico to read through sth leer* algo
  • 2 2.1 (come across) your article reads well tu artículo está bien escrito this sentence reads rather awkwardly esta oración no suena muy bien it reads like a Victorian novel tiene el estilo de una novela victoriana 2.2 (have as text) decir* his letter reads as follows: … su carta dice lo siguiente or [formal] reza así: … how does the last verse read? ¿qué dice or cómo es el último verso?

Phrasal verbs

read back

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
volver* a leer read it back to me, please vuélvemelo a leer, por favor I read /red/, my notes back to myself volví a leer or releí mis apuntes

read off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[numbers/names] leer* (uno por uno)

read out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (read aloud) leer* (en voz alta) I read /red/, it out to them se lo leí 1.1v + o + adv (expel) (AmE) echar he was read /red/, out of the club/party lo echaron del club/de la fiesta

read over

read through v + o + adv
leer* (por entero)

read up

v + adv to read up (on sth) estudiar (algo) , investigar* (algo) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o (BrE) [subject] estudiar ; [notes] repasar

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There are 3 translations of read in Spanish:

read2

Pronunciation: /riːd/

n

  • (no pl) it's a good read es ameno, es de lectura amena I settled down for a nice, long read me dispuse a pasar un rato agradable leyendo there was only time to give it a quick read apenas si hubo tiempo de hojearlo or de leerlo por encima

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Word of the day saliva
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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 3 translations of read in Spanish:

read3

Pronunciation: /red/

adj

  • to be widely o well read ser* muy leído , ser* de gran or amplia cultura you're better read in this subject than I am tú sabes más que yo de este tema, tú estás más informado que yo sobre este tema

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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.