signifique I mean
The word signifique is the present subjunctive form of significar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full significar conjugation.
significar
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significar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to denote)
a. to mean
He oído esa palabra miles de veces pero aún no me acuerdo de qué significa.I've heard that word thousands of times but I still can't remember what it means.
b. to signify
Este cambio de síntomas del paciente significa que el tratamiento está funcionando.This change in the patient's symptoms signifies that the treatment is working.
2. (to represent)
a. to mean
Si las luces están apagadas, significa que la panadería está cerrada.If the lights are switched off, it means that the bakery is closed.
3. (to convey)
a. to express
Llamó anoche para significar sus sentimientos a su ex novio.She called last night to express her feelings to her ex boyfriend.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to be important)
a. to mean
Tu papel en mi vida siempre ha significado mucho para mí.Your role in my life has always meant a lot to me.
significarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
5. (to make oneself known)
a. to distinguish oneself
Se ha significado como experto en el campo de la psicología.He's distinguished himself as an expert in the field of psychology.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to take sides)
a. to declare onself
Se significó en apoyo de los trabajadores que estaban de huelga.She declared herself in support for the workers who were on strike.
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significar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (querer decir)
a. to mean
la luz roja significa que está en funcionamientothe red light means (that) it's working
2. (suponer, causar)
a. to mean
eso significaría una subida de los preciosthat would mean a price rise
3. (expresar)
a. to express
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (tener importancia)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no significa nada para míit means nothing to me
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
significarse porto become known for
se significó como pacifistahe showed himself to be a pacifist
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significar
transitive verb
1 (querer decir) [+palabra] to mean; [+suceso] to mean; signify
¿qué significa "freelance"? what does "freelance" mean?
2 (representar)
50 dólares significan muy poco para él 50 dollars doesn't mean much to him; él no significa nada para mí he means nothing to me; significará la ruina de la empresa it will mean the end for the company; él no significa gran cosa en estos asuntos he doesn't count for much in these matters
3 (expresar) to make known; express;a to
le significó la condolencia de la familia he expressed o conveyed the family's sympathy
pronominal verb
significarse
1 (distinguirse) to become known; distinguish o.s.;como as
2 (tomar partido) to declare o.s.; take sides
no significarse to refuse to take sides
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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