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American English: /ˈspikər/
British English: /ˈspiːkə/

Translation of speaker in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (person who speaks) See examples: all eyes turned to the speaker
    todas las miradas se volvieron hacia quien hablaba
    Example sentences
    • This has the effect of distancing the speaker from the hearer.
    • The closeness between the two speakers gave their following conversation a clandestine air.
    • The underlying system of rules also enables the hearer to understand what the speaker said.
    1.2 (in public)
    orador, (-dora) (masculine, feminine)
    he's a good speaker
    Example sentences
    • In a majority of the lectures, speakers focused on the historical circumstances of photography that have led to its current state.
    • Guest speakers include David Ledsham, lecturer in art and design at the University of Ulster, and John Wood from Goldsmiths College in London.
    • In 1962 he was a guest speaker at Cambridge's University Indian Society.
    1.3 (of language) a native speaker of Spanish, a Spanish native speaker
    un hablante nativo de español
    un hispanohablante
    Example sentences
    • What marks a proficient second or foreign language speaker is their command of idioms and other fixed expressions.
    • The intermarriage of Bantu language speakers with the Khoe and San peoples gave rise to new varieties of languages such as Xhosa.
    • A native Marathi speaker, Bal keeps a bound volume of Ramdas open on his table.
    1.4 (Politics) (presiding officer)
    presidente, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)
    Mr Speaker
    Señor Presidente
    Madam Speaker
    Señora Presidente
    Example sentences
    • President Delaney, the Speaker of the House, and a bevy of civilian and military officials sat silently as the count slowly approached zero.
    • Russell is a policy analyst for the Office of the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives.
    • Three years later he became the first Speaker of the new House of Assembly and held that position until he retired in October 1880.

Cultural Note: Speaker

La persona que preside los debates en la Cámara de los Comunes House of Commons. Decide quién tiene la palabra en cada debate y en general hace que se acaten las normas establecidas y se guarde el orden. Es elegida por los parlamentarios MP - Member of Parliament de todos los partidos políticos a los que debe dar un trato equitativo durante las sesiones.

Cultural Note: Speaker of the House

En EEUU, es la persona encargada de presidir la mayoría de las actividades de la Cámara de Representantes House of Representatives. Es responsable de mantener el orden durante los debates, de nombrar a los miembros de los comités y de remitirles los proyectos de ley. Es elegida por el partido mayoritario dentro de la Cámara, partido del cual es uno de sus dirigentes. Es la persona que sigue al Vicepresidente en la sucesión a la presidencia.

Cultural Note: Speakers' Corner

Situado en la esquina noreste del Hyde Park en Londres, es el lugar donde, desde el siglo diecinueve, la gente pronuncia discursos sobre cualquier tema de su elección. El contenido de estos muchas veces da origen a discusiones con los miembros del público.

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