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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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clue
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in crime, mystery)
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).
to give somebody a cluedar una pista a alguien
he hasn't got a clueno tiene ni idea
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clue
clew (US)
[kluː]
noun
(in guessing game) pista (f); (in a crime) pista (f); indicio (m); [of crossword] indicación (f)
an important clue una pista importante; I haven't a clue no tengo ni idea; can you give me a clue? ¿me das una pista?
transitive verb
to clue sb up informar a algn
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