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message

Pronunciation: /ˈmesɪdʒ/

Translation of message in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (communication) mensaje (masculine) a message of support un mensaje de apoyo would you like to leave a message, can I take a message? ¿quiere dejar algún recado or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) mensaje?, ¿quiere dejar algo dicho? (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) could you give him a message? ¿podría darle un recado? to get the message [colloquial/familiar] entender*, darse* cuenta
    Example sentences
    • The messages are not sent directly to the recipient's phone, rather the sender and the recipient must subscribe to the service which provides a secret link for them to access the message.
    • Text messaging is the cellphone technology that allows users to send and receive written messages through their phones.
    • I even used birds to send my messages from here directly to Devlin.
  • 2 (of novel, song) mensaje (masculine) the message of the Gospel el mensaje del Evangelio
    Example sentences
    • Can videogames convey social and political messages and still be a lot of fun?
    • Most of that material, however, while interesting, is marginal to the political message of the film.
    • Acclaimed for using a popular format to pass on the social message, the film had used the soap opera look to cash in on a large audience.
  • 3 (errand) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] [dialect] to run a message for sb hacerle* un recado or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) un mandado a algn to do the messages (Scotland/Escocia) hacer* las compras or (Spain/España) la compra or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) los mandados

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • enviar un mensaje de texto

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