el ademán
-the gesture
See the entry for ademán.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (motion)
a. gesture (with the hands)
Cuando Jim vio a Lucy entrar al restaurante, le hizo un ademán para que se sentara junto a él.When Jim saw Lucy walk into the restaurant, he made a gesture for her to sit with him.
Con un ademán, el duque le indicó a su mayordomo que se retirara.With a gesture, the duke signaled for the butler to leave.
b. expression (with the face)
Ella no dijo nada, pero su ademán de disgusto expresó claramente lo que sentía.She didn't say a word, but her expression of disgust clearly conveyed what she felt.
c. movement
Llévale la cuenta a la mesa tres. El cliente hizo el ademán de irse del bar.Take the check to table three. The customer made a movement as though to leave the bar.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (good behavior)
a. manners
Hay que enseñar a los niños buenos ademanes en la mesa.Children must be taught good table manners.
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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. (gesto; con las manos)
a. gesture
2. (con la cara)
a. face, expression
hizo ademán de decir algo/huirhe made as if to say something/run away
1 [de mano] gesture; movement; (postura) posture; position
en ademán de hacer algo as if to do sth; getting ready to do sth; hacer ademán de hacer to make as if to do; make a move to do; hacer ademanes to gesture; make signs
2 ademanes (modales) manners
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