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señal de pare

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señal de pare
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (traffic sign)
a. stop sign
Necesitas detenerte por completo en la señal de pare.You need to make a full stop at the stop sign.
2. (hand signal)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alguien en la carretera nos está haciendo la señal de pare. Creo que necesita ayuda.Someone on the road is gesturing for us to stop. I think he needs help.
El policía nos está haciendo la señal de pare. Te dije que ibas demasiado rápido.The police man is signaling for us to stop. I told you that you were speeding.
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