quiere decir

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quiere decir(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (signifies)
a. means
"Hola" quiere decir "hello" en español."Hola" means "hello" in Spanish.
2. (he or she wants to express)
a. means
Lo que quiere decir tu padre es que tienes que ayudar en casa un poco más para ganarte la paga.What your dad means is that you have to help out at home a little more to earn your allowance.
3. (he or she wants to communicate)
a. he wants to say
Nunca quiere decir lo que le pasa.He never wants to say what the matter with him is.
b. she wants to tell
Llamó Julia. Creo que quiere decirte algo.Julia called. I think she wants to tell you something.
4. (implies)
a. means
Esto quiere decir que tendremos que buscar un préstamo.This means we'll need to take out a loan.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(in negatives)
No puedo dejarte dinero pero no quiere decir que no te ayude de otra manera.I can't lend you money but that doesn't mean I can't help you some other way.
Eso no quiere decir que no nos importa.That doesn't mean we don't care.
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