Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “explain”

See all translations

explain

verb /ikˈsplein/
to make (something) clear or easy to understand
explicar
Can you explain the bus timetable to me? Did she explain why she was late?
to give, or be, a reason for
explicar
I cannot explain his failure That explains his silence.
explanation /ekspləˈneiʃən/ noun the act or process of explaining
explicación
Let me give a few words of explanation.
a statement or fact that explains
explicación
There are several possible explanations for the explosion.
explanatory /-ˈsplӕnə-/ adjective giving an explanation
explicativo
There are explanatory notes in the teacher’s book.
explain away phrasal verb to get rid of (difficulties etc) by clever explaining
dar explicaciones
She could not explain away the missing money.
Translations of “explain”
in Korean 설명하다…
in Arabic يُفَسِّر, يَشْرَح…
in French expliquer…
in Italian spiegare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解釋, 說明, 闡明…
in Russian объяснять…
in Turkish izah etmek, açıklamak, anlatmak…
in Polish wyjaśniać, tłumaczyć…
in Portuguese explicar…
in German erklären, erläutern…
in Catalan explicar…
in Japanese 説明する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释, 说明, 阐明…
(Definition of explain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “explain” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beginner's luck

unexpected success experienced by a person who is just starting a particular activity

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More