hablar

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Sabir[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish hablar (to speak).

Verb[edit]

hablar

  1. to speak

References[edit]

  • Feissat et Demonchy, Dictionnaire de la Langue Franque, ou Petit Mauresque

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish fablar, from Medieval Latin fāb(u)lāre (compare Portuguese falar, Galician falar), from Latin fābulārī, present infinitive of fābulor (chat, converse) (compare literary Italian favellare), from for (to speak, say), from Proto-Italic *fāōr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- (to speak). Doublet of the borrowing fabular.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈblaɾ/, [aˈβ̞laɾ]

Verb[edit]

hablar (first-person singular present hablo, first-person singular preterite hablé, past participle hablado)

  1. (intransitive) to talk; to speak; to communicate using words
    Hablamos del proyecto.We talk about the project.
    ¿Ya hablaste con él?Did you already speak with him?
  2. (transitive) to speak (a language)
    Hablo inglés.I speak English.
    Hablo bien el inglés.I speak English well.
    No hablo inglés.I don't speak English.
    No hablo bien el inglés.I don't speak English well.

Conjugation[edit]

Note the accents when a pronoun is combined with the gerund hablando, imperative habla, usted imperative hable, nosotros imperative hablemos and ustedes imperative hablan.

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