Translation of indicative in Spanish:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈdɪkətɪv//ɪnˈdɪkədɪv/


  • 1formal

    to be indicative of sth ser indicio de algo
    • Our finishes are not indicative of how the cars ran.
    • How stupid, how sappy, how very indicative of my age and immaturity.
    • It is quite indicative of the impact of this particular sport on film that the most prominent titles of both worlds of boxing movies have won Oscars for best picture.
    • The above rentals are only indicative and subject to review quarterly.
    • These have also been coded as zero to denote missing data, though strictly speaking their failure to reply is more indicative of the question not being applicable to them.
    • However, a lot more indicative of such problems was the team's performance in the last three of its matches in the round stage.
    • The subtitle is more indicative of the contents.
    • The 3% average growth rate for the first two quarters is more indicative of the economy's true performance.
    • Hearing strange noises in the night and letting the imagination run wild are quite natural human traits and not very indicative of diabolical or paranormal activity.
    • The fact that we have kept so many clients for so many years is more indicative of the service we have provided.
    • Of all of Hitchcock's films, Rear Window is most indicative of his major obsessions.
    • Many statistics may be damned lies, but nothing could be more indicative of how rugby has changed than one relating to the opening of Murrayfield in 1925.
    • Watching Paul glance over several times at Dan's guitar with a half smile was very indicative of how much Dan can blow everyone away while performing.
    • One thing to bear in mind is that like any show, the first few episodes aren't very indicative of what is to come.
    • Nothing could be more indicative of how the game has changed.
    • Please look at the indicative criteria carefully before deciding which procedure to choose.
    • Popular culture is much more indicative of what people do than what they say they do.
    • Thinking about it, it is perhaps time for a general shake-up of road names and signs in this area to make them more indicative of their use.
  • 2

    (form/mood) indicativo
    • Now, in the non-standard dialects that have it, this is an indicative past tense.
    • Most questions, as well as most statements, are in the indicative mood.
    • The third-person singular indicative ending in Shakespeare's verbs could be either s, as now, or the older th.
    • If a regular pronoun and indicative mood are used, it shows that the speaker asserts that the report is true.
    • One possible approach is to say that a proposition is what is expressed in a complete indicative sentence.
    • He wants to move the claim from the conditional to the indicative mood, as the grammarians would say.



  • 1

    the indicative el indicativo
    • Thus, if a language has long-distance reflexivization with indicatives, then it will necessarily have it with (if relevant) subjunctives, infinitives, small clauses, and NPs.
    • It's the first person plural present indicative of the verb ignoro, and it means ‘we do not know’ or ‘we take no notice of’.
    • The use of the French reflexive in the present indicative stresses the innate auto-referentiality of his narrative.
    • Moreover, the shift in grammatical mood from subjunctive to indicative underscores how plausible this vision is.
    • The conditional was, in like manner, the infinitive plus a shortened form of the past descriptive indicative of haber.
    • The New Testament reveals a double indicative into which a double indicative is interwoven.
    • This imperative is followed by an indicative: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
    • Success is articulated not in the indicative but in the subjunctive: potential threats removed; future wars that don't have to be fought.
    • And the form is, of course, the first-person singular present active indicative.
    • Is ‘preserve’ in a poem being discussed an indicative or subjunctive?
    • This is not simply to avoid criticisms of judgment speech by translating it from the indicative to the optative.
    • The indicative is a statement of fact or the proclamation of truth.