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"Signo" is a noun which is often translated as "sign", and "coma" is a noun which is often translated as "coma". Learn more about the difference between "signo" and "coma" below.
signo(
seeg
-
noh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (indication)
a. sign
La fiebre es un signo de infección.Fever is a sign of infection.
2. (mathematics)
a. sign
El signo de igual está representado por dos líneas paralelas.The equal sign is represented by two parallel lines.
3. (grammar)
a. mark
Te daré una lista de los signos de puntuación principales que necesitarás para corregir el texto.I'll give you a list of all the key punctuation marks you'll need to proofread the text.
4. (astrology)
a. sign
¡Qué cursi es Cristián! Me pidió mi signo.Cristian's so cheesy! He asked me what sign I was.
5.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(character)
a. nature
Los investigadores se enfocaron en sucesos de signo adverso.The researchers focused on events of an adverse nature.
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coma(
koh
-
mah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (illness)
a. coma
Su hermana estuvo en coma durante tres años antes de despertarse.His sister was in a coma for three years before she woke up.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (punctuation)
a. comma
Aquí hay que poner una coma después de la cláusula subordinada.You a have to put a comma after the dependent clause.
3. (mathematics)
a. point
Uno coma tres millones de personas murieron en aquella guerra.One point three million people died in that war.
4. (music)
a. comma
El tamaño de la coma depende del sistema de afinación que se utilice.The size of the comma depends on the system of tuning that is used.
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