Translation of "spell" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb uk /spel/ us past tense and past participle spelled, also UK spelt

A2 to write down or tell someone the letters that are used to make a word

hecelemek, harf harf söylemek
How do you spell that?
Her name's spelt S-I-A-N.

If you can spell, you know how to write the words of a language correctly.

yazım kurallarına göre yazmak
My grammar's all right, but I can't spell.
spell disaster/trouble, etc

If something spells disaster, trouble, etc, you think it will cause something bad to happen in the future.

felâket/sorun/kötülük getirmek; kötülüğe neden olmak; berbat etmek
The new regulations could spell disaster for small businesses.

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(Translation of “spell verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)