gesture

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gesture(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (movement)
a. el gesto
(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).
(M)
James made a gesture as if to apologize for his words. Then he left the room.James hizo un gesto como de disculpa por sus palabras y salió de la habitación.
b. el ademán
(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).
(M)
She made a gesture with her hand to stop him from getting any closer.Hizo un ademán con la mano para indicarle que no se acercara más.
2. (courtesy)
a. el detalle
(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).
(M)
Thank you for the card. That was a really lovely gesture.Gracias por la tarjeta. Fue un detalle encantador.
b. el gesto
(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).
(M)
It was a nice gesture, but the timing was off.Fue un gesto amable pero inoportuno.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to gesticulate)
a. hacer gestos (repeatedly)
The policeman didn't notice that I was gesturing to him.El policía no se daba cuenta de que yo le estaba haciendo gestos.
b. hacer un gesto (once)
The teacher gestured, and all the students quieted down.El maestro hizo un gesto y todos los alumnos se callaron.
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gesture
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (also fig)
a. el gesto
(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).
(M)
2. (fig)
a.
as a gesture of friendshipen señal de amistad
3. (fig)
a.
a hollow or empty gestureun gesto vacuo or para guardar las apariencias
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (single action)
a. hacer un gesto
5. (repeatedly)
a. gesticular, hacer gestos
to gesture toward somethingseñalar or indicar hacia algo
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gesture [ˈdʒestʃəʳ]
noun
1 ademán (m); gesto (m)
2 demostración (f); (small token) muestra (f); detalle (m)
what a nice gesture! ¡qué gesto or detalle más agradable!; as a gesture of friendship en señal de amistad; as a gesture of support para demostrar nuestro apoyo; empty gesture pura formalidad (f)
intransitive verb
hacer gestos
he gestured towards the door señaló or apuntó hacia la puerta; to gesture to sb to do sth indicar a algn con la mano que haga algo
transitive verb
expresar con un ademán
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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