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hablar

Translation of hablar in English:

intransitive verb

  • 4 (tratar, referirse a)hablar de algo/alguien
    to talk about something/somebody
    ¿de qué están hablando?
    what are you talking about?
    hay muchas cosas de las que no puedo hablar con ella
    there are a lot of things I can't talk to her about
    tú y yo no tenemos nada de que hablar
    you and I have nothing to say to each other or nothing to discuss
    se pasaron toda la tarde hablando de negocios
    they spent the whole evening talking (about) or discussing business
    precisamente hablábamos de ti
    we were just talking about you
    estaban hablando de él a sus espaldas
    they were talking about him behind his back
    siempre está hablando mal de su suegra
    he never has anything good or a good word to say about his mother-in-law
    lo dejamos en 10.000 y no se hable más (de ello)
    let's say 10,000 and be done with it
    el viaje en tren sale caro, y no hablemos ya del avión
    going by train is expensive, and as for flying …
    en su libro habla de un tiempo futuro en el que …
    in his book he writes about or speaks of a time in the future when …
    hablar sobre or acerca de algo
    to talk about something
    ya hablaremos sobre ese tema en el momento oportuno
    we'll talk about that when the time comes
    hablar de algo/alguien
    to talk about something/somebody
    tengo que hablarte de algo importante
    there's something important I have to talk to you about
    háblame de tus planes para el futuro
    tell me about your plans for the future
    no sé de qué me estás hablando
    I don't know what you're talking about
    me han hablado mucho de ese restaurante
    I've heard a lot about that restaurant
    me han hablado muy bien de él
    people speak very highly of him
    I've heard a lot of nice or good things about him
    Laura me ha hablado mucho de ti
    Laura's told me a lot about you
    hablemos de usted
    let's talk about you
    le he hablado al director de tu caso
    I've mentioned your case to the director
    I've spoken to the director about your case
  • 7 7.1 (anunciar un propósito)hablar de + infinitivo
    to talk of-ing
    talk about-ing
    se está hablando de construir una carretera nueva
    they're talking of or about building a new road
    there's talk of a new road being built
    mucho hablar de ahorrar y va y se compra esto
    all this talk of saving and he goes and buys this!
    7.2 (rumorear)hablar de algose habla ya de miles de víctimas
    there is already talk of thousands of casualties
    se habla de que va a renunciar
    it is said or rumored that she's going to resign
    they say or people say that she's going to resign
  • 8 [literary] (recordar)hablar de algounos monumentos que hablan de la grandeza de aquella época
    monuments which tell of or reflect the grandeur of that era

transitive verb

  • 2 (tratar, consultar)
    to talk about
    discuss
    háblalo con tu padre
    speak or talk to your father about it
    eso ya lo hablaremos más adelante
    we'll talk about that or discuss that later
    esto vamos a tener que hablarlo con más tiempo
    we're going to have to talk about or discuss this when we have more time
    ya está todo resuelto, no hay (nada) más que hablar
    it's all settled, there's nothing more to discuss or say

also: hablarse pronominal verb

  • (recíproco) llevan meses sin hablarse
    they haven't spoken to each other for months
    ¿piensas seguir toda la vida sin hablarte con ella?
    are you never going to speak to her again?
    aren't you ever going to talk to her again?
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