- 1 1.1 (sonido) voice le temblaba la voz her voice shook tiene una voz de trueno he has a thundering o booming voice a mí no me levantes la voz don't raise your voice to me todavía no ha cambiado or mudado la voz his voice hasn't broken yet se aclaró la voz she cleared her throat tiene la voz tomada he's hoarse hablaban en voz baja they were speaking quietly, they were speaking in low voices o in hushed tones léelo en voz alta read it aloud o out loud me lo dijo a media voz he whispered it to me con esa vocecita no se le oye nada you can't hear a thing she says, she speaks so quietly o she has such a quiet voice no le hizo caso a la voz de la conciencia he took no notice of the voice of his conscience a voz en grito or cuello at the top of one's voice de viva voz personally, in person 1.2 (capacidad de hablar) voice no te conviene forzar la voz you shouldn't strain your voice quedarse sin voz to lose one's voice
- 2 (opinión) voice la voz del pueblo the voice of the people no tener ni voz ni voto, no tiene ni voz ni voto en esto he has no say o he doesn't have any say in the matter
- 3(voces fpl)3.1 (gritos) shouting, shouts (pl) ¿qué pasa? ¿qué son esas voces? what's happening? what's all that shouting? ¡tenías que haber oído las voces que daba! you should have heard him shouting! a voces, hablaban a voces they were talking in loud voices, they were talking loudly o shouting estuve llamando a voces, pero nadie me oyó I called out o shouted, but nobody heard me un problema que pide a voces una solución rápida a problem that is crying out for a quick solution dar la voz de alarma to raise the alarm 3.2 (rumor) rumor (AmE) rumour (BrE) corre la voz de que se van a divorciar word o rumor has it that they are going to get divorced, there is a rumor going around that they are going to get divorced
- 4 [Mús] 4.1 (persona) voice 4.2 (línea melódica) una pieza a cuatro voces a piece for four voices, a four-part piece cantaban a dos voces they were singing a duet llevar la voz cantante [familiar/colloquial] to call the tune o the shots [colloquial/familiar] 4.3 (habilidad para cantar) tiene buena voz he has a good voice 4.4 (de un instrumento) sound
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.