There are 2 translations of spell in Spanish:

spell1

Pronunciation: /spel/

n (magic spell)

  • 1 encanto (m), hechizo (m), encantamiento (m) evil spell maleficio (masculine) to cast a spell over o to put a spell on sth/sb hechizar* or embrujar algo/a algn to break the spell romper* el encanto or el hechizo she was under the spell of the witch estaba bajo el hechizo de la bruja she is completely under his spell la tiene totalmente embelesada or encandilada generations of children have fallen under the spell of his stories sus cuentos han fascinado a los niños de varias generaciones
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    • It wasn't quite the same as when a sorcerer used high level spells, but the words were still unintelligible.
    • Taukat showed his agreement by muttering the words of a spell and conjuring a cloud of acid rain over the unsuspecting targets.
    • Kyri was mumbling the words to a spell which she finished by laying her hand on Aikel's arm.
  • 2 2.1 (of weather) período (masculine) a spell of wet weather un período de lluvia(s) we had a very cold spell last month el mes pasado tuvimos unos días or una racha or un período de mucho frío 2.2 (period of time) período (m), temporada (f) we've had a very busy spell in the office hemos tenido un período or una temporada de mucho trabajo en la oficina after a short spell in journalism tras trabajar una breve temporada como periodista I was going through a bad spell estaba pasando por una mala racha come and sit down for a spell (American English/inglés norteamericano) ven y siéntate un rato I'll take a spell at the wheel now ahora voy a manejar or (Spain/España) conducir yo un rato, me toca a mí sentarme al volante ahora
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    • Paul took up the post of County Accountant in the mid-Seventies, leaving for a short spell, only to return to take up the post of Finance Officer.
    • However, he was married for a short spell while he was living in County Kerry.
    • They merely took advantage of it for short spells while unable to obtain other work.
    2.3 [Medicine/Medicina]
    (dizzy spell)
    mareo (masculine)
    (coughing spell)
    acceso (masculine) de tos

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vt
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There are 2 translations of spell in Spanish:

spell2

(past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado spelled or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , spelt)

vt

  • 1 (write) escribir*; (orally) deletrear how do you spell Kazakhstan? ¿cómo se escribe Kazajstán? could you spell it for me? ¿me lo deletrea? spell 'ridiculous' deletrea la palabra 'ridiculous'
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    • Several immigrants didn't know how to write or spell their own names, so immigration inspectors created one for them.
    • The first twenty pages of my first book are filled with nothing but hundreds of attempts to learn to write and spell my name.
    • Did you make sure you spelt my name correctly?
  • 2 (mean) significar*; (foretell) anunciar, augurar this measure could spell the end of the organization esta medida podría significar el fin de la organización rising inflation spells trouble for the government la creciente inflación anuncia or augura problemas para el gobierno it spelled disaster for the project resultó nefasto or desastroso para el proyecto
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    • Failure to resolve this last issue quickly and effectively would have spelled disaster for the plan.
    • The variable that promised to spell disaster for Iowa farmers was the high seed costs associated with GM crops.
    • For everyone else, however, it spells disaster.

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Phrasal verbs

spell out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 [word] deletrear 1.2 (explain) explicar* en detalle the problem is spelled out in the letter el problema está explicado en detalle en la carta don't you understand? do I have to spell it out? ¿no entiendes? ¿te lo tengo que decir letra por letra? she has to have everything spelled out in detail hay que explicarle todo letra por letra or con lujo de detalles

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Word of the day deteriorar
vt
los conflictos laborales han deteriorado nuestras relaciones = the labor disputes have damaged our relations …
Cultural fact of the day

Palacio de Oriente, also known as the Palacio Real, is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Royal Family now lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.