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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (directions)
a. address
Nos vemos en tu casa entonces. ¿Me puedes dar las señas?See you at your place, then. Can you give me the address?
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (gesture)
a. sign
Le hice una seña a mi esposo para irnos de la fiesta.I made a sign to my husband for us to leave the party.
b. signal
El entrenador nos hizo una seña para empezar la carrera.The coach gave us a signal to start the race.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mi madre le hizo una seña a mi padre de que se pusiera de pie.My mother signaled to my father to stand up.
Simón hizo una seña a su hija para que abriera la ventana.Simón gestured to his daughter to open the window.
3. (indication)
a. sign
El paciente daba señas de mejoría.The patient showed signs of improvement.
4. (among hearing-impaired people)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. sign
Juan es sordo, por lo que sus papás están aprendiendo lengua de señas.Juan is deaf, so his parents are learning sign language.
5. (commerce) (River Plate)
a. deposit
Dejamos una seña para apartar el hotel.We put down a deposit to make our hotel reservation.
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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, indicio, contraseña)
a. sign, signal
hacer señas (a alguien)to signal (to somebody)
hablar por señasto talk in sign language
2. (dirección)
a. address
señas personales(personal) description
3. (indicio)
a. signs
dar señas de algoto show signs of something
4. (detalle)
a. details
para o por más señasto be precise
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1 (gesto) sign
hablar por señas (gen) to communicate using signs; [+sordos] to use sign-language; hacer una seña a algn to make a sign to sb; signal to sb; le hizo una seña para que fuera he signalled to him to go
2 señas (dirección) address
; (s)
dar las señas de algn to give sb's address
3 señas (indicios)
dar señas de algo to show signs of sth; daba señas de cansancio he showed signs of tiredness; por las señas, parece imposible conseguirlo it seems it's impossible to get hold of it; it's apparently impossible to get hold of it; las señas son mortales the signs are unmistakable
4 señas (detalles)
con las señas que me diste lo reconocí enseguida I recognized him immediately thanks to your description; por o para más señas to be precise; es colombiana, de Cali para más señas she's Colombian, from Cali to be precise
señas de identidad identifying marks; distinguishing marks
señas personales (personal) description
; (s)
5 (Mil)
santo y seña password
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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