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

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More