lo que significa

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lo que significa(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (what it denotes)
a. what it means
He repetido la frase, pero en realidad no sé lo que significa.I've repeated the sentence, but I don't really know what it means.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Señorita, no sabemos lo que significa esta palabra. - Muy bien, búsquenla en el diccionario.Miss, we don't know what this word means. - Very well, look it up in the dictionary.
En la columna de la derecha, tienen que escribir lo que significa cada palabra.On the right-hand column, you need to write what every word means.
2. (which denotes)
a. which means
La señora respondió: "Gracias", lo que significa "Thank you".The woman answered, "Gracias," which means "Thank you."
3. (what it represents)
a. what it means
Antes de ocupar un puesto de responsabilidad, debes concienciarte de lo que de verdad significa.Before holding a responsible position, you must become aware of what it really means.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No imaginas lo que significa tu apoyo para mí.You can't imagine how much your support means to me.
Tú siempre has tenido dinero y no sabes lo que significa ser pobre.You've always had money and don't know what being poor means.
4. (which represents)
a. which means
Juan dice que no va a la playa, lo que significa que nadie va porque es el único que tiene auto.Juan says he's not going to the beach, which means that no one is going because he's the only one who has a car.
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