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Translation of palabra in English:

sustantivo femenino

  • 2 (promesa) me basta con tu palabra
    your word is enough for me
    me dio su palabra es una mujer de palabra
    she's a woman of her word
    siempre cumple con su palabra
    she always keeps her word
    nunca falta a su palabra
    he never breaks o goes back on his word
    palabra que yo no sabía nada [colloquial]
    honest o really o (British English) straight up, I didn't know a thing about it [colloquial]
    se lo devolví ¡palabra!
    I gave it back to her, honest! [colloquial]
    cobrarle la palabra a alguien (Chile) [colloquial]
    to take somebody up on something [colloquial]
    to keep o hold somebody to his/her word
    tomarle la palabra a alguien, le tome la palabra y le pedí un préstamo
    I took him up on his offer and asked for a loan


    palabra de honor

    • word of honor (American English) o (British English) honour
      le dio su palabra de honor de que no volvería a hacerlo
      he gave her his word of honor o his solemn word that he wouldn't do it again
      yo no fui ¡palabra de honor!
      it wasn't me, word of honor o I swear!
  • 3 3.1 (habla) el don de la palabra
    the gift of speech
    me invitó solo de palabra
    I only got a verbal invitation
    fue un acuerdo de palabra
    it was a verbal agreement
    pecar de pensamiento, palabra y obra
    to sin in thought, word and deed
    no me dirigió la palabra en toda la noche
    she didn't speak to me all night
    nos ha retirado la palabra
    she doesn't speak to us anymore
    she no longer deigns to speak to us [humorous]
    dejar a alguien con la palabra en la boca, me dejó con la palabra en la boca
    (me interrumpió) he cut me off in mid-sentence
    (no me dejó hablar) he didn't give me a chance to open my mouth
    3.2 [formal] (en una ceremonia, asamblea) pido la palabra
    may I say something?
    I'd like to say something
    tiene la palabra el delegado estudiantil
    the student delegate has the floor [formal]
    no le concedieron la palabra
    he was denied permission to speak
    he was denied the floor [formal]
    ceder la palabra a alguien
    to give the floor to somebody [formal]
    to call upon somebody to speak
    a continuación hizo uso de la palabra el presidente de la institución
    then the president of the institute made a speech
Example sentences
  • El Taller se inició con las palabras de bienvenida del Ing.
  • Ninguno de ellos ha pronunciado la palabra “bazofia”.
  • El rector Jorge Palencia fue el primero en tomar la palabra.

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