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)