Translation of speech in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /spiːtʃ/


  • 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 habla 1.3 u (manner of speaking) forma (f) de hablar 1.4 u c (language, dialect) habla (f‡) in casual speech en el habla coloquial (before n) a speech community una comunidad lingüística
  • 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)
  • 3 [Ling] direct/indirect o reported speech estilo (m) or discurso (m) directo/indirecto

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