hint
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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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hint
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (allusion)
a. la indirecta f, 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).
to give or drop somebody a hintlanzar a alguien una indirecta
to be able to take a hintsaber pillar or
2. (sign)
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).
not a hint of surpriseni un asomo de sorpresa
a hint of garlicun ligero gusto a ajo
3. (piece of 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).
to give somebody a hintdar a alguien una pista
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to hint that…insinuar que…
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hint [hɪnt]
noun
1 (suggestion) indirecta (f); insinuación (f); (advice) consejo (m)
hints for purchasers consejos (m) a los compradores; hints on maintenance instrucciones (f) para la manutención
broad hint indicación (f) inconfundible
to drop a hint soltar or tirar una indirecta
to drop a hint that ... insinuar que ...
give me a hint dame una idea
to take a hint captar una indirecta
take a hint from me permite que te dé un consejo; to take the hint (unspoken) tomar algo a corazón; (spoken) darse por aludido
2 (trace) señal (f); indicio (m)
without the least hint of sin la menor señal de; with just a hint of garlic con un ligerísimo sabor a ajo; with a hint of irony con un dejo de ironía
transitive verb
dar a entender; insinuar
he hinted that I had a good chance of getting the job insinuó que tenía muchas posibilidades de conseguir el trabajo
intransitive verb
soltar indirectas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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