- 1 1.1 u (act) habla (f‡) we communicate through speech nos comunicamos mediante el habla freedom of speech libertad (f) de expresión or de palabra 1.2 u (faculty) habla (f‡) to recover one's speech recuperar el habla to lose the power of speech perder* el habla (before n) speech defect defecto (m) del habla or de pronunciación speech impediment impedimento (m) del hablaMore example sentences1.3 u (manner of speaking) forma (f) de hablar
More example sentences1.4 u c (language, dialect) habla (f‡) in casual speech en el habla coloquial (before n) a speech community una comunidad lingüística
- I'd long since lost the ability to understand human speech.
- Their research could have implications for discovering how the developing brain processes sound and speech.
- One of the most compelling is the marked improvement of our ability to understand speech if we can observe the speaker's lips moving.
- Each has an idiosyncratic style of dress and speech.
- She had an excellent ear for accents and individual styles of speech, but otherwise did not alter her voice drastically.
- His soothing, mannered style of speech and genuine affection for his film kept my attention throughout the duration of the commentary.
- 2 c 2.1 (oration) discurso (m), alocución (f) [formal] the Queen's/King's speechdiscurso pronunciado por el monarca en el que se detallan los planes del Gobierno speech! speech! [humorístico/humorous] ¡que hable! ¡que hable! to make o [formal] deliver a speech (on o about sth) dar* or [formal] pronunciar un discurso (sobre or acerca de algo) 2.2 [Theat] parlamento (m)More example sentences
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- Other cassettes sport Agatha Christie tales and one cassette in particular is all about the great speeches by famous characters in various Shakespearean plays.
- And then in the middle of my long speech I forgot my lines.
- The manner in which he conducted branch meetings or indeed his professionalism in his delivery of addresses and speeches at formal functions would be sadly missed.
- Formal speeches were delivered at the main gate but were drowned out by a low flying army helicopter.
- At 81, he can get the full attention of an audience while delivering a speech or singing a song..
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province.