Translation of "question" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈkwes·tʃən/ us /ˈkwes·tʃən/

A1 a sentence or phrase that asks you for information

Is it okay if I ask / you a few questions?
He refused to answer / my question.

A2 in a test or exam, a problem that tests a person’s knowledge or ability

Answer / as many questions as you can.

[ no plural ] doubt

There is no question that the fire was an accident.

a situation or problem that needs to be dealt with or considered

Your article raises / the question of human rights.
be out of the question

If something is out of the question, it is not possible or not allowed.

ser imposible
verb uk /ˈkwes·tʃən/ us /ˈkwes·tʃən/

to ask someone questions

Police are questioning / the neighbours about the murder.

to show or feel doubt about something

I’m just questioning whether we need the extra staff.

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


noun /ˈkwestʃən/

something which is said, written etc which asks for an answer from someone

The question is, do we really need a computer?

a problem or matter for discussion

cuestión, problema
There is the question of how much to pay him.

a single problem in a test or examination

pregunta, problema
We had to answer four questions in three hours.

criticism; doubt; discussion

(sin) duda
He is, without question, the best man for the job.

a suggestion or possibility

There is no question of our dismissing him.
questionable adjective

probably not true, honest, respectable

questionable behaviour/behavior.

doubtful; uncertain.

cuestionable, discutible
It is questionable whether he is good enough to win the game.
questionably adverb

de manera cuestionable/discutible/dudosa
The deal was done somewhat questionably.
questionableness noun

carácter cuestionable/discutible/dudoso
question mark noun

a mark (?) used in writing to indicate a question.

signo de interrogación; interrogante
question-master noun

a person who asks the questions in eg a quiz.

presentador de un concurso
questionnaire /-ˈneə/ noun

a written list of questions to be answered by a large number of people to provide information for a survey or report

We were asked to complete a questionnaire.
question tag /ˈkwestʃən ˌtæɡ/ noun

(linguistics) a phrase such as ‘isn’t it?’ or ‘does he?’ that you can add to the end of a statement to make it a question, for example as in the sentence ‘You’re a solicitor, aren’t you?’

coletilla interrogativa
in question

being talked about

en cuestión
The matter in question can be left till next week.
out of the question

not to be thought of as possible; not to be done

imposible; ni hablar
It is quite out of the question for you to go out tonight.

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