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


  • IPA(key): /aˈblaɾ/, [aˈβlaɾ]


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.


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