Translation of "interpret" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɪnˈtɜː·prɪt/ us /ɪnˈtɜr·prɪt/

to change what someone has said into another language

traducir, hacer de intérprete
We had to ask the guide to interpret for us.

to decide what the intended meaning of something is

It’s difficult to interpret these statistics.
A jury should not interpret the silence of a defendant as a sign of guilt.

(Translation of “interpret” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /inˈtəːprit/

to translate a speaker’s words, while he is speaking, into the language of his hearers

interpretar, hacer una interpretación
He spoke to the audience in French and she interpreted.

to explain the meaning of

How do you interpret these lines of the poem?

to show or bring out the meaning of (eg a piece of music) in one’s performance of it

The sonata was skilfully interpreted by the pianist.
interpretation noun

a modern interpretation of a Shakespeare play.
interpreter noun

a person who translates the words of a speaker into the language of his hearers.


(Translation of “interpret” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)