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"Indication" is a noun which is often translated as "el indicio", and "hint" is a noun which is often translated as "la pista". Learn more about the difference between "indication" and "hint" below.
indication
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sign)
a. el indicio
(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's no indication that the suspect was working with anyone else.No hay indicio alguno de que el sospechoso colaborara con otras personas.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Counting the rings of the tree stump will give you a clear indication of its age.Contando los anillos del tocón del árbol, te harás una idea clara de su edad.
There's every indication that this trend will continue.Todo indica que esta tendencia continuará.
2. (medicine)
a. la indicación
(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).
If the patient's blood pressure is elevated on two or three consecutive occasions, this may be an indication for treatment.Si la presión arterial del paciente se eleva en dos o tres ocasiones consecutivas, puede ser indicación para tratamiento.
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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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