Translation of "answer" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈɑːn·sər/ us /ˈæn·sər/

A1 to speak or write back to someone who has asked you a question

I asked her what time it was, but she didn’t answer.
I must answer his letter.

A2 to say hello to someone who has phoned you

Could someone answer the phone?

B1 to write or say something as a reply to a question in a test

I answered all the questions on the test.

to open the door to someone who has arrived

I knocked several times, but no one answered.
noun uk /ˈɑːn·sər/ us /ˈæn·sər/

A1 something that you say or write back to someone who has asked you a question

I asked him if he was going, but I didn’t hear his answer.

A2 the act of picking up a phone or opening a door

I rang the bell, but there was no answer.

A2 the correct information given as a reply to a question in a test

Did you get the answer to question six?

B1 a way of stopping a problem

It’s a big problem, and I don’t know what the answer is.

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


noun /ˈaːnsə/

something said, written or done that is caused by a question etc from another person

respuesta, contestación
She refused to give an answer to his questions.

the solution to a problem

The answer to your transport difficulties is to buy a car.
answerable adjective

(usually with to, for) to have the responsibility

responsable de
I will be answerable to you for his good conduct
She is answerable for the whole project.
answering machine noun

(also answerphone) a machine that take messages for you when you cannot answer the phone

Please leave a message on the answering machine.
answer for phrasal verb

(often with to) to have the responsibility or be responsible for (something)

responder por
I’ll answer to your mother for your safety.

to suffer or be punished (for something)

pagar por
You’ll answer for your rudeness one day!
answerphone noun

= answering machine.


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