hallmark

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hallmark(
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mark
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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. (mark of distinction)
a. el sello
(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)
Patience and the ability to listen are the hallmark of a good doctor.La paciencia y la capacidad para escuchar son el sello de un buen doctor.
b. el sello distintivo
(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)
Meticulousness is the hallmark of the best accountants.La meticulosidad es el sello distintivo de los mejores contables.
c. el distintivo
(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)
The hallmark of a skilled vintner lies in the ability to make decent wine out of a bad vintage.El distintivo de un vinicultor hábil radica en su capacidad para hacer un vino decente de una mala cosecha.
2. (mark of purity)
a. el contraste
(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)
The hallmark shows that the ring is made of 14-carat gold.El contraste indica que el anillo está hecho de oro de 14 quilates.
b. el sello
(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)
The antique dealer examined the hallmark on the silver spoon.La anticuaria examinó el sello de la cuchara de plata.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to stamp with a hallmark)
a. contrastar
Check if the bracelet is hallmarked to see if it's real silver.Mira si la pulsera está contrastada para saber si es plata de verdad.
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hallmark
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (on silver)
a. el contraste
(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. el sello característico
(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)
(of idea, plan)
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hallmark [ˈhɔːlmɑːk]
noun
(on gold, silver) contraste (m); sello (m)
the attack bears all the hallmarks of the CLF el atentado lleva el auténtico sello del CLF
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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