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British English: spell /spɛl/ NOUN
period A spell of a particular type of weather or a particular activity is a short period of time during which this type of weather or activity occurs.
There has been a long spell of dry weather.
- American English: spell time
- Arabic: فَتْرَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: período
- Chinese: 一段时间
- Croatian: dugotrajan
- Czech: období krátké
- Danish: periode
- Dutch: periode
- European Spanish: hechizo
- Finnish: loitsu
- French: laps
- German: Zauberformel
- Greek: ξόρκι
- Italian: incantesimo
- Japanese: 一時期 time
- Korean: 기간 마술
- Norwegian: fortryllelse
- Polish: zaklęcie
- European Portuguese: período
- Romanian: interval
- Russian: полоса
- Latin American Spanish: temporada
- Swedish: förtrollning
- Thai: ช่วงเวลา
- Turkish: büyü
- Ukrainian: короткий проміжок часу
- Vietnamese: khoảng thời gian ngắn diễn ra
British English: spell /spɛl/ NOUN
magic A spell is a situation in which events are controlled by a magical power.
They say a witch cast a spell on her.
- American English: spell magic
- Arabic: سِحْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: feitiço
- Chinese: 符咒
- Croatian: čini
- Czech: zaklínadlo
- Danish: fortryllelse
- Dutch: toverformule
- European Spanish: temporada
- Finnish: ajanjakso
- French: sort
- German: Zeitabschnitt
- Greek: χρονική περίοδος
- Italian: periodo
- Japanese: 呪文 magic
- Korean: 마법
- Norwegian: periode
- Polish: czary
- European Portuguese: feitiço
- Romanian: vrajă
- Russian: заклинание
- Latin American Spanish: hechizo
- Swedish: stund
- Thai: มนตร์คาถา
- Turkish: dönem belirli bir süre
- Ukrainian: заклинання
- Vietnamese: phép thuật
British English: spell /spɛl/ VERB
When you spell a word, you write or speak each letter in the word in the correct order.
He gave his name and then helpfully spelt it.
- American English: spell
- Arabic: يَتَهَجَّأُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: soletrar
- Chinese: 拼写
- Croatian: sricati
- Czech: hláskovat
- Danish: stave
- Dutch: spellen
- European Spanish: deletrear
- Finnish: kirjoittaa tavata
- French: épeler
- German: buchstabieren
- Greek: συλλαβίζω
- Italian: compitare
- Japanese: つづる
- Korean: 철자하다
- Norwegian: stave
- Polish: przeliterować
- European Portuguese: soletrar
- Romanian: a se scrie
- Russian: писать или произносить (слово) по буквам
- Latin American Spanish: deletrear
- Swedish: stava
- Thai: อ่านสะกดคำ
- Turkish: telaffuz etmek
- Ukrainian: писати чи вимовляти слово по літерах
- Vietnamese: đánh vần
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