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See also: hablá



Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fābula (discourse).


habla f (plural hablas)

  1. speech (faculty of speech)
  2. speaking (action)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The feminine noun habla is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el habla
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with a stressed a sound such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb hablar



  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of hablar.
    Habla. — “He [or she] speaks.”
    (Usted) habla.(formal singular) “(You) speak.”
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of hablar.
    ¡Habla!(informal singular) The command, “Speak!”