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
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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 (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
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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 [Med]
    (dizzy spell)
    mareo (m)
    (coughing spell)
    acceso (m) de tos

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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'
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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

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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peronismo is a political movement, known officially as justicialismo, named for the populist politician Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, elected President of Argentina in 1946. An admirer of Italian fascism, Perón claimed always to be a champion of the workers and the poor, the descamisados (shirtless ones), to whom his first wife Eva Duarte (`Evita') became a kind of icon, especially after her death in 1952. Although he instituted some social reforms, Perón's regime proved increasingly repressive and he was ousted by the army in 1955. He returned from exile to become president in 1973, but died in office a year later. The Partido Justicialista has governed Argentina almost continuously since 1989, under Presidents Carlos Menem, Néstor Kirchner, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner's widow, who was re-elected President in 2011.