There are 2 translations of spell in Spanish:

spell1

Pronunciation: /spel/

n (magic spell)

  • 1 encanto (m), hechizo (m), encantamiento (m) evil spell maleficio (m) 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
  • 2 2.1 (of weather) período (m) 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 (AmE) ven y siéntate un rato I'll take a spell at the wheel now ahora voy a manejar or (Esp) conducir yo un rato, me toca a mí sentarme al volante ahora 2.3 [Med]
    (dizzy spell)
    mareo (m)
    (coughing spell)
    acceso (m) de tos

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Word of the day cotización
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Cultural fact of the day

The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.

There are 2 translations of spell in Spanish:

spell2

(past & past p spelled or (BrE also) , 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'
  • 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

vi

Phrasal verbs

spell out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
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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The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.