Translation of show in Spanish:


mostrar, v.

Pronunciation /ʃoʊ//ʃəʊ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (photograph/scar/passport) mostrar
      (photograph/passport/scar) enseñar
      (scar) mostrar
      to show sb sth, to show sth to sb mostrarle algo a algn
      • I showed Ellen my new dress le mostré / le enseñé mi vestido nuevo a Ellen
      • show me the letter muéstrame / enséñame la carta
      • show me where it hurts indíqueme / muéstreme dónde le duele
      • to show one's teeth mostrar / enseñar los dientes
      • to have nothing/something to show for sth
      • they had little/nothing to show for their years of work vieron poco/no vieron recompensados sus años de trabajo
      • she has something to show for her efforts/sacrifices sus esfuerzos/sacrificios han dado fruto / le han reportado algo
      • Yet it should all have been so simple when I went into my local branch in early June and showed them my card.
      • When the policeman asked for his driving license, the man showed his residence card.
      • She smiled brightly, white straight teeth showing behind pale pink lips.
      • They show conspicuous white edgings in the wing-coverts and an absence of a white neck-patch.
      • Officers had been shown a dirty white T-shirt which he said he had worn on the day his girlfriend vanished.
      • She told us all about his adventures in the war, and showed us documents to prove it all.
      • Four of the group began looking at a car and the officer confronted them, saying, ‘Stop, police,’ and showing his warrant card.
      • Immediately after showing them her card, Baird was asked to design an entire line.
      • I'm taken aback - even in bureaucratic Belgium you don't have to show your identity card to go for a pee.
      • We are planning to attract a bigger audience - records are kept of all visitors and are shown to the artists.
      • Mrs Tunstall offered to show them a video of children in care, but villagers shouted that they did not want to see it.
      • So we did it and at the end, when we showed him the film, he said he liked it and that we had a very good sense of structure.
      • I couldn't help it; I started laughing at my very visible blue bra showing clearly through my soaked shirt.
      • Since then, he has failed to show me figures to justify his criticisms.
      • Of course he found gold and to prove it he showed us a box containing about a hundred nuggets - none bigger than a grain of rice.
      • At that stage, parents can show pictures on cards to their children, and talk to them about each of them.
      • This is the thing about any light-colored product; yes it shows the dirt; however, a dark-colored product gets just as dirty, but you may not be able to see it.
      • A loud neigh erupted from the horse as it yanked away, whites of the eyes showing and ears back.
      • They check our bags and ask us our names and we have to show them our identity cards.
      • Suddenly the girl's face brightened and she smiled widely, showing extremely white teeth.
      • This livery, like that introduced in 1974, showed every speck of dirt on the bus and lasted until late 1999.
      • His clothes were soaked and his six-pack showed clearly through his T-shirt.
      • The doe took off, alarmed, at a breakneck pace, the whites of her eyes showing.
      • He showed his press card stating that he was a journalist with a well-known magazine.
      • It was carved in the shape of an open mouth, thick red lips stretched in a silent scream, white teeth showing beneath and a black gaping hole.
      • Black being a darker color will always show the dirt faster.
      • Christina's face also lit up at the sight of Kimberly and she grinned broadly, showing perfect white teeth, as she hugged her tightly.
      • He does this by hurling himself to the floor, arms and legs flailing, with only the whites of his eyes showing.
      • He grinned, showing even white teeth complementing his tanned skin.
      • The man's eyes rolled back so only the whites showed and more blood ran down the brick wall behind him.
      • I have an oatmeal-colored carpet so the dirt shows quite easily.
      • He turns and sees me and flashes me a big smile that shows all his perfect white teeth.
      • She led me upstairs and showed me a narrow room with a long line of narrow cots.
      • Police were called and were shown property deeds indicating the public right of way.
      • Many bands feel the need to cover the whole screen with pictures so that no white shows on the front page.
      • I showed them my identity card from the government of President Karsai.
      • Her arms, neck, and everything else that showed was white, from the obvious cold.
      • He was wearing a blue hooded top with the hood up and a white baseball cap peak showing underneath.
      • He's about to get thrown out of his apartment, he explained, showing me his lease.

    • 1.2

      (feelings) demostrar
      (feelings) exteriorizar
      (feelings) expresar
      (enthusiasm/taste/interest) demostrar
      (enthusiasm/interest/taste) mostrar
      she showed great courage demostró (tener) gran valor
      • she showed them no kindness no se mostró nada amable con ellos
      • he shows her no respect no le tiene ningún respeto
      • could you show me the way to the station? ¿me podría indicar cómo se llega a la estación?
      • to show signs of sth
      • he began to show signs of fatigue empezó a dar muestras de estar agotado
      • the government shows every sign of capitulating todo parece indicar que el gobierno va a claudicar
      • the economy shows no sign(s) of improvement la economía no da señales de recuperarse
      • Makoto has also shown a fiery competitive spirit in racing that does not rely on dangerous kamikaze tactics.
      • None of the other prisoners thought he showed any sign of being suicidal, although he was quieter on the night before his death.
      • Like a typical American wife, she showed her irritation and hurt, right there in the airport lobby.
      • The footballer bit his lip but showed no other signs of emotion when the verdict was delivered.
      • So far, however, neither arts council nor local authority shows any inclination to offer additional support.
      • Whatever she said, whatever happened, he would accept it - showing no emotion.
      • A guy was standing in her way, eyes showing amazement and some emotion that looked like relief.
      • The nurse, clad in a pale brown skirt suit, showed little emotion during the ruling, which took an hour and a quarter to read.
      • He showed no emotion as he received two life sentences for the double child murder.
      • Most of us up grow up in a society that rarely allows us to show our true feelings.
      • The crowd shuffled and mumbled and showed few signs of vitality.
      • She had always been the strong one who hated showing her emotions and it broke my mother's heart watching her fall to pieces and not being able to make all her pain and suffering go away.
      • They were also different in their attitudes about emotions, showing affection, and sex.
      • After all, he and his wife have already shown an interest in the subject.
      • One change for the nurses is that it is now acceptable for them to show their own emotions.
      • The teenager, wearing a pink jacket, showed no signs of emotion as she was given a two-year sentence.
      • The man who preached love and showed compassion received neither.
      • Temperamental, vain and self-obsessed, she shows little sign of an interior life or interests.
      • The documentaries are also unusually moving, showing the sadness and emotion of the cast and crew as they came to their last day on set, and their reluctance to let go.
      • He remained composed and showed no emotion as he was taken away by prison officers to begin his life sentence.
      • With the determination she's shown in the last few months, she's proved nothing's impossible.

    • 1.3(to allow to be seen)

      this carpet shows every mark en esta alfombra se notan todas las marcas
      • a color that shows the dirt un color muy sucio / delicado
      • he's started to show his age se le han empezado a notar los años

  • 2

    • 2.1(to depict, to present)

      this photo shows her working in her garden en esta foto está trabajando en el jardín
      • does the map show places of interest? ¿están señalados / marcados en el mapa los lugares de interés?
      • as shown in fig. 2 como se indica / se muestra en la figura 2

    • 2.2(to register)

      (indicator/dial/barometer) marcar
      (indicator/dial/barometer) señalar
      (indicator/dial/barometer) indicar
      (loss/profit) arrojar
      the fuel light's showing red la luz del combustible está en rojo
      • He was very keen on selling me a desktop clock which would show me the time in Bangkok.
      • Some drivers have been reported deliberately speeding up when they see the signs to make them show a high speed.
      • In the upper right of my vision the standard clock icon appeared, showing me the time of the recording, counting me forwards.
      • Turn left here to reach a view indicator showing the Grampians, Cairngorms and Perthshire mountains.
      • She glanced at the speed limit sign, which showed a 50 in a big red circle.
      • Progress up and down the five-speed box is tracked by an indicator on the dashboard showing you what gear you're in.
      • She looked up at a clock and it showed her she only had fifteen seconds left.
      • The toner indicators on the built-in display showed a fair bit of life left in them.
      • He said signs showing the various speed limits will be set up across the island, if the speed limit becomes effective.
      • Above them is the status display, showing the number of ‘exposures’ you have left, battery charge and image size.

  • 3

    • 3.1(to demonstrate)

      (truth/importance) demostrar
      you have to show that you understand tienes que demostrar que entiendes
      • independent research has shown that ... estudios independientes han demostrado que ...
      • it just goes to show how wrong you can be about people eso te demuestra cómo te puedes equivocar con la gente
      • to show what one is made of demostrar lo que se vale
      • now's your chance to show them what you're made of esta es tu oportunidad de demostrarles lo que vales
      • The first study fell short of showing a statistically significant benefit.
      • In the past the bride's parents helped to cover the costs of the wedding but the new figures show this is a fading tradition.
      • It doesn't take all that long to pick up, and it takes a lot longer to explain than it does to just show you.
      • The hi-tech giant today revealed half-year results showing a rise in pre-tax profits and a fall in debts.
      • The restaurant will have to pass an inspection showing the rats have been got rid of before it can reopen to the public.
      • Now he will show other Scots the benefits of eating wholesome food.
      • I think he took great delight in showing us poor city boys how it is done.
      • When she was ready she showed Amy how to use it and warned her of the dangers.
      • A recent safety blitz by health and safety inspectors showed scaffold and roof workers were the worst offenders.
      • Teach me - show me how you do that stuff - never have I heard a player such as you.
      • A closer look at the census figures shows a much more disturbing trend.
      • The pair are at their best when showing you how to conduct such a discussion so that it has a chance of success.
      • Six important manuscripts by the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have been revealed, showing a new side to the creator of ‘Sherlock Holmes’.
      • Peter had half explained and half shown me what had happened to him over the past two years.
      • The visitors will also be handing out shower cards, showing men how to examine for testicular cancer, and using state-of-the-art scales to measure body mass.
      • Sometimes training your staff is as simple as explaining a new policy and showing everyone how to implement it.
      • Apart from showing the artist's immense talent as a painter, the exhibition aims to show that Turner was also a very astute businessman.
      • Having struggled to maintain their status for the past number of years, Cloneen have been showing a much more competitive edge this season.
      • Here is the URL to our online training video with him explaining and showing you what you need to do.
      • It shows that white South Africans in the Apartheid era were a pretty nervous lot.
      • And so the two American boys really showed us how to do it, and we learnt dramatically from those lessons.
      • Figures show North Yorkshire's roads are among the most dangerous in the country.
      • He took the time to explain what each tool was called and showed her how to use them.
      • They have shown that the great white shark is not a mindless killer, and its positive profile is now higher than ever.
      • It's a pretty good job although a closer inspection shows it to be a fake.
      • Kay watched over them and I saw one of the boys showing her how to throw daggers.
      • Recent inspections of troops have shown them to be tough, well trained, and in good fettle.
      • It has been shown in a survey conducted by the National Gallery that its patrons spend an average of six to seven seconds looking at each painting.
      • Figures showed it has once again hit all nine key targets to clinch its three-star rating.
      • There is one set of figures showing somebody earned £23,000 above their basic pay.
      • A recent report shows that visible minorities are much more likely to come in contact with police here.
      • ‘Shipley has been shown by government figures to need more childcare places,’ he said.
      • Figures showed they were also three times more likely to lose their appeals.
      • He points to statistics showing that white cops kill fewer blacks than black cops do.

    • 3.2(to teach)

      I showed her how to do it le enseñé cómo se hacía
      • I'll show them! ¡ya van a ver!

  • 4

    (to indicate the way)
    + adverb complement he showed us to our seats nos llevó / nos acompañó hasta nuestros asientos
    • to show sb in hacer pasar a algn
    • to show sb out acompañar a algn a la puerta
    • I'll show myself out no hace falta que me acompañes
    • she showed him into the office/out of the house lo hizo pasar a la oficina/lo acompañó hasta la salida
    • to show sb over a building mostrarle / enseñarle a algn un edificio
    • they showed us around the church nos mostraron el interior de la iglesia
    • On arrival, I was handed a pair of pink pyjamas, which all the patients wear, and was shown to the huge dormitory.
    • He shows me in, indicating where he welcomes his home-movie enthusiasts.
    • None of the three girls said a word as the butler returned and offered to show them to their rooms.
  • 5

    • 5.1(to screen)

      (movie) dar
      (movie) pasar
      (movie) proyectar formal
      (movie) poner Spain
      (program) dar
      (program) poner Spain
      (program) emitir formal
      (slides) pasar
      (slides) proyectar formal
      they showed the game on TV dieron el partido por televisión
      • when the movie was first shown cuando se estrenó la película
      • Plus, if you cut out the swearing and pointless nudity, I see no reason why this film cannot be shown on Saturday morning TV.
      • The big distributors are only after money and to do this they have to show American films.
      • There was a rumor that the first trailer for the film would be shown, but no such luck.
      • The Trades Unions Congress was shown live on national television.
      • Usually the films are shown in Indian cinemas with a lengthy intermission between the two parts.
      • The resulting film was so unsettling that it took half a century for the original cut of the film to be shown.
      • On the night before his film is shown at a local festival, John stops by his old pal Vince's motel room to catch up on old times.
      • In many respects, this is the reverse of what used to happen when films were shown on television.
      • The two films being shown at this festival date back to his early South Korea days.
      • The matter was taken to the House of Commons, and the film was not shown again by the BBC for over a year.
      • Silent films are also shown, accompanied by live musical performances.
      • It exists wherever films are shown, talked and written about, which is just about everywhere.
      • Their newsreel films were shown both in Britain and to the troops in France.
      • My films were shown in Europe, but I believe most European audiences could not understand them.
      • If your local theater isn't showing the film, call them and let them know that you would like to see it and you'd like them to show it.
      • The scenes were filmed for a police appeal on BBC's Crimewatch programme to be shown on national television on Wednesday night.
      • It was shown on BBC television and was to be her final film.
      • It is a beautifully shot, finely edited little gem that will eventually be shown on television.
      • If there are going to be arrests, I would suggest starting with the local television that showed the film.
      • The documentary will be shown after their competition debut.
      • Baxter turned to producing and directing children's films intended to be shown at Rank's children's cinema clubs.
      • What took place then was shown on television screens as it happened around the world.
      • The film is also scheduled to be shown at festivals and competitions as far afield as Sydney.
      • It's a dark theatre and you can't see anything, not to mention the film that's being shown on the screen.
      • Mr Denbow said his multiplex was devoting six of its 12 screens to showing the films in an effort to meet demand.
      • The race will be shown on big screens and televisions around the grounds.
      • Vandals have attempted arson and have stoned theaters that are showing the film.

    • 5.2(to exhibit)

      (paintings/sculpture) exponer
      (paintings/sculpture) exhibir
      (fashions) presentar
      (dog/horse) presentar
      (dog/horse) exponer
      • The graffiti that Scottish councils are fighting against is generally not the artistic type shown in this exhibition.
      • A cross section of the photographs will be shown at an exhibition in Muckross Church at Easter time.
      • Many masterpieces by prominent Bulgarian artists will be shown until September.
      • She stressed how significant it was for the exhibition to be shown first in Christchurch.
      • Others were painted by artists who are now largely forgotten, but who are shown to fresh advantage in the new display.
      • Fuchs has achieved an international reputation, his work having been shown in one-man exhibitions in numerous countries.
      • The archive will be digitally catalogued to be shown in virtual exhibitions and the project should be open to the public in spring 2003.
      • Its publication is also the launchpad for an exhibition that has been shown in Madrid and Seville and will be coming to London early next year.
      • Dr Dewes hoped the exhibition would be shown around the world once it closed in Christchurch in November.
      • The authors have already received offers to show their work in the U.S. and Canada.
      • Davidson at that time was showing Seattle artist John Grade, who last fall had his first museum solo at the Boise Art Museum.
      • They haven't a clue that the current professors are practicing artists who are widely shown around the world.
      • The photographs will be shown in the exhibition room of Darwen library from November 3 to November 21.
      • Work by potters Neil Richardson and Mick Morgan was shown, but the artists were unable to attend the viewing.
      • They have been shown in 22 exhibitions in Europe and the United States.
      • Here, five international artists are being shown together.
      • A stunning display of David Hockney portraits is to be shown at a new exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery next year.
      • Eugen Morosow's works had great success and were shown in numerous exhibitions.
      • They are not on permanent display, but are occasionally shown as part of an exhibition.
      • Next month, the company's new ranges will be shown at an international exhibition at Lake Como, Italy.

  • 6

    (to give)
    (reason/cause) alegar
    (proof) presentar

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (to be visible)
    (stains/dirt) verse
    (dirt/stains) notarse
    (emotions/scars) notarse
    a small dimple showed when he smiled se le hacía un hoyuelo en la mejilla cuando sonreía
    • doubt showed on his face se le notó que no estaba muy convencido
    • your/her slip is showing se te/le ve la combinación
    • you let your feelings show too much dejas transparentar demasiado lo que sientes
    • I painted the door in a hurry — yes, it shows! pinté la puerta deprisa y corriendo — ¡sí, se nota! / ¡sí, y así quedó!
    • to show through verse
  • 2

    (to be screened)
    it's showing at the Trocadero la ponen en el Trocadero Spain
    • now showing all over London ahora en salas de todas las zonas de Londres
  • 3

    (to exhibit)
    (artists) exponer
    (artists) exhibir
    (fashion designer) presentar su colección
  • 4informal

    (to turn up)
  • 5

    Horse Racing
    llegar en tercer lugar

reflexive verb

  • 1

    (to become visible)
    (person) asomarse
    (person) dejarse ver
    (defect) notarse
  • 2

    (to prove to be) demostrar ser
    (to turn out to be) resultar ser
    he showed himself to be a great player se reveló como un gran jugador
    • she showed herself (to be) totally unscrupulous resultó ser una persona sin escrúpulos de ningún tipo


  • 1

    exposición feminine
    agricultural show exposición rural feminine River Plate
    • air show exhibición acrobática aérea
    • boat show salón náutico
    • fashion show pase de modelos
    • horse show concurso hípico
    • to be on show estar expuesto / en exhibición
    • she felt very much on show se sentía observada por todos
    • to put sth on show exponer algo
    • before noun show house / home casa piloto
  • 2

    (stage production)
    espectáculo masculine
    to put on a show montar un espectáculo
    • on with the show! ¡que empiece/siga la función!
    • the show must go on hay que seguir adelante
    • to get the show on the road poner manos a la obra
    • let's get this show on the road! ¡manos a la obra!
    • we need more money to keep the show on the road necesitamos más dinero para poder seguir adelante
    • to steal the show llevarse todos los aplausos
    • to stop the show
    • that line stopped the show con esa frase el teatro se vino abajo
    • she'll stop the show in that outfit vestida así va a parar el tráfico
  • 3

    (on television, radio)
    programa masculine
    comedy show programa cómico masculine
    • the Olga Winters Show el show de Olga Winters
  • 4

    espectáculo masculine
    in summer her garden makes a colorful show en verano su jardín es una explosión de color
  • 5

    muestra feminine
    demostración feminine
    a show of force un despliegue / una demostración de fuerza
    • to vote by a show of hands votar a mano alzada
  • 6

    (outward appearance)
    I made a show of enthusiasm fingí estar entusiasmado
    • his concern's all show su preocupación es puro teatro / pura apariencia
    • you put on a good show hiciste un buen papel
  • 7

    alarde masculine
    she made a great show of her generosity hizo gran alarde de su generosidad
    • their plush office is simply for show su elegante oficina es solo para darse tono
    • with a great show of indignation con grandes muestras de indignación
  • 8

    (activity, organization)
    asunto masculine
    it's my show, so don't interfere es asunto mío, así que no te metas
    • to run the show llevar la batuta
  • 9British

    to put up a good/poor show defenderse bien/mal
    • good show! ¡espléndido!
    • poor show! ¡qué mal!
  • 10

    desprendimiento del tapón mucoso masculine
  • 11US

    Horse Racing
    (third place)
    tercer premio masculine