Translation of phrase in Spanish:


frase, n.

Pronunciation /freɪz/

See Spanish definition of frase


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    frase feminine
    locución feminine
    (sentence) frase feminine
    verb/noun phrase frase verbal/sustantiva
    • teach them some useful phrases in French enséñales algunas frases / expresiones útiles en francés
    • artists who, in Picasso's phrase, … artistas que, al decir de Picasso, …
    • Moreoever the rest of the lines explain and expand these references by using adjectival phrases and subordinate clauses which tell the reader to look for explanation within the poem itself.
    • Like other adverbial words and phrases, nevertheless floats around under the joint influence of meaning, syntax and style, but it usually washes up at the start of a clause.
    • Associated with these tendencies was a greater focus on single words, rather than on phrases or clauses.
    • A language, though, is not just a collection of words; to know a language you also need to know how to combine words to form phrases and sentences; you also need to know how to create words from more primitive elements.
    • It's obligatory to have either a direct object or a preposition phrase with ‘for’.
    • Ultimately, what is wanted is a computer routine similar to the grammar checker which would be programmed to highlight words and phrases which were likely to be misunderstood at the receiving end.
    • Ideally, a single web page should be optimized for not more than three words and key phrases.
    • Internet chat rooms are used as an online version of focus groups that use data mining techniques to pick out certain key words or phrases.
    • The more key words and phrases, which are scanned, the greater your chances are of being selected for an interview.
    • Longer sentences will have more clauses and phrases, more punctuation and other grammar and punctuation problems that may cloud meaning.
    • Only then did I start going after the usual suspects: phrases, adjectives, adverbs, single words.
    • Languages that work like this, where whole phrases or clauses can be formed in one word by attaching affixes to noun stems or verbs, are called polysynthetic.
    • Their detailed responses, including new words and phrases, were used to expand conceptual definitions and further revise the conceptual framework.
    • They could add descriptive words, phrases or sentences, or they could write a poem, haiku, alliteration, metaphor, or perhaps words from a song.
    • Because some of the new stories are shorter than usual (there's a blessed relief), I'll be rather more selective in the words or phrases you may nominate.
    • Points will be awarded for two things: how obscure the connection is and how unusual the word or phrase you searched for is.
    • Google's text ads are directly related to the word or phrase you're searching for.
    • Don't forget to include the word or phrase you'd like to appear in the winning story.
    • Breathe naturally, lout slowly, silently repeating your focus word or phrase every time you exhale.
    • Infra dig is short for the Latin phrase infra dignitatem which means beneath one's dignity.
    • You will develop a flair for short, pithy phrases that will identify you as the writer, whether your byline is published or your story is magically morphed into a brief.
    • It might not be a bad idea to review your own favorite phrases and expressions occasionally and replace them with fresh variations.
    • And the connection is a pithy phrase of Deputy Noonan's dating back to the 1987 election campaign.
    • His efforts in producing the polished phrase, the pithy retort are far greater than his efforts to tell a fascinating story clearly and concisely.
    • Soames looked him up and down before dismissing him with a pithy phrase from a great wartime leader.
    • Isn't it funny how innocuous little expressions and everyday phrases can well and truly confuse our cousins from across the Atlantic ocean, and vice versa?
    • One of these wrote down things he should try in Bulgaria, and things he should avoid, as well as some phrases and useful expressions he kept with him for the entire two years.
    • She loves interesting expressions, intriguing phrases and gets very excited when I describe a character in Trumpet as a diamond geezer.
    • As a result, many of the phrases and expressions were translated into something very different in the subtitles or dubbing.
    • My friend Chris has started to adopt phrases and expressions from the TV show 24.
    • Though it may have been somewhat culturally insensitive or politically incorrect to use the phrase, the expression won't qualify as a racist slur.
    • At moments the Republicans would break into cheers or laughter at a phrase or facial expression of one of the two candidates, to the bewilderment of the Democrats.
    • After an advance screening, the movie critic's duty is to provide pithy phrases suitable for use in trailers and newspaper notices.
    • I write stuff and you lot have the facility to dissect it with a few pithy phrases - if that's what you feel like doing.
    • Some idiomatic phrases can bear a sense which is the opposite of what the words appear to say.
    • It was just that no one was willing to replace a pithy phrase with either an ugly acronym or a yawn-inducing mouthful.
    • Not just bytes, she is besotted by witty one-liners and mushy expressions, phrases.
    • Remember two of BW's favourite phrases, ‘Everything is negotiable’ and, ‘If you don't ask you don't get.’
    • Science, and still more technology, was the future of mankind, and one of Snow's favorite phrases was about those who had the future in their bones.
    • ‘What counts is not the level of spending but its quality’ was one of his favorite phrases during the 1997 election campaign.
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    frase (musical) feminine
    • The musicians could tell an out-of-tune note within a musical phrase, and the Chinese could understand their language when the words were spoken in a sentence.
    • It also is an excellent way of testing our students' memories; if they can recite or sing the note names of a phrase in rhythm, we can be sure the music is in their heads and not just in their fingers.
    • A note, a phrase, or a section of music has embodied meaning, because it points to and makes us expect another musical (not extramusical) event.
    • Pianist One favored the use of delaying the onset of the melody note for beginnings of phrases and melodic peaks.
    • Students were able to hear and see specifically the beat on which the artist took a rubato in the phrase or where a crescendo began and how the musical lines were woven together.

transitive verb

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    (idea/suggestion/criticism) expresar
    (idea/suggestion/criticism) formular
    I would have phrased it differently yo lo hubiera expresado de otro modo
    • a carefully phrased letter una carta redactada con gran cuidado
    • Katherine tried to find the correct words in which to phrase her question.
    • It is my fault, I did not phrase the question correctly.
    • The archbishop phrased his words with care, as is his way.
    • At the end of it all are words, pure and simple - and how you phrase those words and get across what you're saying is the most important thing.
    • If you hold such a belief, you have to phrase your words accordingly, and Schmitt did so masterfully.
    • There's a science to doing market research and most people haven't learned to phrase a question correctly or they ask it in a way that creates biases.
    • For once I could only think about Becca, the uneasiness growing as I remembered the look in her eyes, and the deliberate way she phrased her last words to me.
    • I suspect from how you've framed and phrased your question that you have some real problems relating to people in general or maybe women in particular.
    • The way Hugo phrased his words they were more of a command than a request and Solomon grudging obliged.
    • But you have tried to phrase your words in a more pleasant tone.
    • Speculation is rife as to how Chen will phrase his words May 20 in a bid to ‘square the circle’ of trying to keep China happy and at the same time not budging on the sovereignty issue.
    • George paused, pondering how to phrase his next words.
    • Ultimately, how progressive Americans look depends (in public opinion polls) on how the questions are phrased.
    • Josh Chafetz suggests that all of the papers merely latched on to how one reporter phrased a follow-up question.
    • After I learned to phrase suggestions as questions, I still received responses that expressed uncritical compliance.
    • The second question phrases the policy as one for which ‘the government would pay.’
    • The way a question is phrased can make the difference between directing a client to do something he or she isn't committed to do and getting the client to take ownership of his or her own path.
    • This question is phrased very generally indeed, and it is quite impossible to conclude from it that there is a potential conflict of interest.
    • Although each question is phrased differently, all basically require the student to combine description with analysis and discussion.
    • He phrased it as a question, but Damien knew him well enough to know that it was a thinly veiled demand that his brother stated.
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    • Selim Palmgren's works for solo piano evoke a similar atmosphere, and somehow Finnish pianists understand perfectly how to phrase his music.
    • Witt's music is strongly Mozartian in phrasing and flavor, so much so that he sometimes sounds like a clone of the famous composer.
    • You can assess how much expression to give, and how to phrase the music in the absence of score markings.
    • Maya Homberger's phrasing on the Baroque violin is peerless, her tone warm and expressive.
    • The composer provides clear indications for dynamics, pedaling and phrasing.