Quick answer
"Clue" is a noun which is often translated as "la pista", and "hint" is a noun which is also often translated as "la pista". Learn more about the difference between "clue" and "hint" below.
clue(
klu
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hint)
a. la pista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The students asked for a clue to solve the question.Los estudiantes pidieron una pista para resolver la pregunta.
2. (crossword hint)
a. la clave
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That was an easy crossword clue for someone in my line of business.Esa fue una clave de crucigrama fácil para alguien de mi sector de actividad.
3. (notion)
a. la idea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Do you have any clue as to where I may have left my keys?¿Tienes alguna idea de dónde puedo haber dejado las llaves?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to direct)
a. dar una pista
The assortment of shoes on the mat at the front door clued us to remove our shoes before entering.El surtido de calzado en la alfombrilla en la puerta principal nos dio una pista para quitar los zapatos antes de entrar.
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hint(
hihnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clue)
a. la pista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't tell me. Just give me a hint so I can figure it out.No me digas. Solo dame una pista para descifrarlo.
b. la indirecta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Maddie, can't you take a hint? He doesn't want to go out with you.Maddie, ¿no entiendes una indirecta? Él no quiere salir contigo.
c. la insinuación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Alex dropped a big hint during his TV interview about which team he plans to sign with.Alex soltó una gran insinuación durante su entrevista de televisión acerca de con qué equipo tiene previsto firmar.
2. (trace)
a. el rastro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was a hint of sadness in her eyes.Había un rastro de tristeza en sus ojos.
b. el toque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The salad has a hint of lemon.La ensalada tiene un toque de limón.
3. (advice)
a. el consejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We can give you some hints to travel around Australia on a budget.Les podemos dar algunos consejos para viajar por Australia con un cierto presupuesto.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to give a hint)
a. insinuar
He hinted that he wanted to stay at my place.Insinuó que se quería quedar en mi casa.
b. dar a entender
She hinted that she'd been asked to run for vice president.Dio a entender que se le había pedido postularse para vicepresidenta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to insinuate; used with "at")
a. soltar indirectas
I thought Josh was hinting at wanting to take me to Paris, but it turned out to be Las Vegas.Pensé que Josh estaba soltando indirectas de que me quería llevar a París, pero resultó ser Las Vegas.
b. dar a entender
The sudden temperature drop and dark clouds hinted at an approaching rainstorm.La caída repentina de las temperaturas y las nubes oscuras dieron a entender que se aproximaba una tormenta.
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