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habla

Translation of habla in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

(con artículo masculino en el singular/with masculine article in the singular)
  • 2 2.1 (idioma) los países de habla hispana Spanish-speaking countries 2.2 (manera de hablar) el habla de esta región the local way of speaking, the way they speak in this area giros propios del habla infantil expressions that children use en el habla de los médicos in medical jargon o/or language la lengua y el habla langue and parole
  • 3al habla [Telecom] speaking (en contacto, comunicación) in contact ¿el Sr. Cuevas? — al habla Mr. Cuevas? — speaking estamos al habla con nuestro corresponsal en Beirut we have our correspondent in Beirut on the line ponerse al habla con algn to get in contact with sb

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