In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(indication)señal feminineindicio masculinesigns of improvement — señales / indicios de mejoría
- I'm hungry — that's a good sign! — tengo hambre — es (una) buena señal
- all the signs are that … — todo parece indicar que …
- it was a sure sign of trouble ahead — era una señal inequívoca de que se avecinaban problemas
- that's a sure sign of rain — eso significa que sin duda va a llover
- he showed signs of wanting to leave — dio muestras de querer irse
- he showed little sign of enthusiasm at the news — demostró muy poco entusiasmo por la noticia
- there's no sign of life upstairs yet — arriba nadie ha dado señales de vida todavía
- there's no sign of them yet — todavía no han llegado
- there was no sign of him anywhere — no estaba por ninguna parte
- it's a sign of the times — es un indicio de los tiempos en que vivimos
- But so far, the signs are that that won't put Kenyans off, voting Kibaki in.
- Today, we can say that parapsychology in our country presents its first signs of maturity.
- While reluctant to pinpoint the event as a sign of renewed faction fighting, he said police were monitoring the situation.
- Your reaction to your recent birthday may be a sign that you are dissatisfied with your life in more general terms.
- So if you were hoping all the pointless, stupid controversy of the 2000 election would come to an end after this November, the signs aren't good.
- These events provoked the first signs of an intellectual disenchantment in Britain.
- Methane has been found in the Martian atmosphere which scientists say could be a sign of present-day life on Mars.
- If that happens, and the signs are increasingly that it will, a historic turning point will have been reached.
- ‘The signs are my game is coming back,’ said Westwood after Muirfield.
- While the signs are that he is taking a vigorous approach to cabinet discipline, we hope to hear soon that he has also done that strategic, visionary thinking.
- All the signs were that they would not co-operate.
- We haven't seen any clear signs indicating the industry is approaching bottom.
- Hemingbrough are struggling to come to terms with life in the top division although the signs are that they are improving despite their reversal at Stockton and Hopgrove.
- A couple of days after I bought it, I saw the first sign of trouble.
- The fund-raisers of South Lakeland and Furness are showing no signs of fatigue as events continue across the district in aid of the Asian earthquake appeal.
- These are signs of quality and consistency, backed by total assurance.
- The signs were there that the country would not tolerate that, so the attack should have surprised few intelligent people.
- Are hostile reactions to change a sign that cultural adaptation is already under way?
- Scottish rugby may still be a long way from this lamentable state of affairs but it could be argued that the warning signs are present.
- All the signs of anxiety were present, and yet he still denied that he cared about how he did in the exams.
- All the signs are, then, that more and more vessels carrying petroleum will be frequenting these waters in coming years.
- All the signs are, though, that the merger of CGU with Norwich Union to form the UK's largest insurance company could be good news for York.
- The signs were that the presidency could ultimately be decided in the big swing states of Ohio and Florida.
- The probe had been due to search for signs of past or present life on Mars using cutting edge technology.
- These are just some of the signs presented in a recent book that point to an unexpected similarity between the wise birds and humans.
- The warning signs were present; I just didn't recognize or act on them.
- But this time, the signs are very promising that change is on the way.
- The reality, according to Leon, was that matric exemption was no longer a sign of quality education.
- The signs are that an even larger storm is coming soon.
- While services have been leading in their global reach, manufacturing industry is also showing signs of global presence.
- The signs are that his wish is about to be answered.
- He had visited Clements at her home to assess the dogs and said neither of them presented any signs of aggressive behaviour, even when he deliberately goaded them.
- The economy is also showing clear signs of recovery after facing several years of cyclical and structural problems.
- It used to be thought that wine drinkers in Britain loved the taste of oak, and that we believed it was a sign of quality.
- In the longer term, it is hoped that the strategy will improve customer retention and the signs are that this is happening.
- The 1960s were the decade when student revolt became a serious political phenomenon, but small signs of resistance were present before then.
- Next, the children drew pictures to represent some signs of spring.
- Like future terrorist acts, we can't be absolutely certain what will happen, but all the signs are there.
- We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
- The signs were already there, however, that Hawick's pack might hold the key to this victory, because they were dominant in the tight situations.
2(gesture)seña feminineseñal feminineto make a sign to sb — hacerle una seña / una señal a algn
- he made signs to us to shut up — nos hizo señas para que nos calláramos
- to make the sign of the cross — (cross oneself) santiguarse
3.1masculine letreromasculine cartelfeminine pancarta
- Just about every pub displays a sign or notice advising women to keep an eye on their drinks.
- They live opposite a flashing sign urging drivers to reduce their speed to 30 mph.
- It will be recommended to put up three new real time passenger information signs at bus stops near the station.
- A sign by the path warned all joggers and walkers to keep to the well lit areas.
- The same logo hangs over cabin toilets and on deck rails, with signs urging passengers not to throw trash overboard.
- Around the city, information kiosks have still to be put up while multi-lingual signs at bus stops, along streets and highways are a rarity.
- Another 32 of the signs are to be placed at strategic points around the city, following on from a similar project that has worked successfully in Leeds.
- I saw no cautionary signs let alone stop or give way.
- The parents of a boy hit by a car yards from their front door have refused to take down a series of homemade signs urging drivers to slow down.
- Driving to work this past Sunday evening, I was pulled over by a cop for failing to stop at a stop sign.
- At first glance, townspeople would notice 38 signs dotted around the town advertising the zone, if approval comes from the district council.
- Following it, Alexander presently saw some signs pointing pedestrians in the correct direction.
- Many times, a community will ask the local authorities to put in a stop sign or traffic light at a dangerous corner.
- I tried to confine my map-reading to traffic lights and stop signs, I really did.
- Nothing was that different from what could be seen in Los Angeles, except that the signs were all in French and there were no SUVs in sight.
- A teenaged driver who has been drinking beer does not notice the stop sign and hits the passenger side of the woman's car.
- The doctors on duty displayed stickers and signs expressing their solidarity with those on strike and with the demonstrations.
- Government, in the form of traffic lights and stop signs and rules and regulations for driving, is absolutely required.
- It may be better to hide the cameras themselves and simply have signs warning of their presence.
- I saw some graffiti yesterday on a street crossing sign.
3.2señal (vial) feminine
4.1(symbol)símbolo masculineMathematics signo masculineplus/minus sign — signo (de) más/menos
- The linguistic sign is neither conceptual nor phonic, neither thought nor sound.
- When using the formula, pay close attention to arithmetic signs and treat them algebraically.
- Ge'ez is easily adapted to melody because each sign represents a syllable.
- This request presented the informant with a problem, for he had no conception of signs representing just a vowel or a consonant, and for a long time his efforts were derided.
- In cuneiform writing, words are represented by signs incised into clay tablets by a wedge-shaped instrument.
- He writes on a white pad of paper, wavy lines and strange signs, mathematical symbols.
- The earliest forms of writing used simple pictorial signs to represent objects.
- Double-bodied, or bi-corporeal signs are those represented by two figures.
- Thus axioms and theorems can never try to lay down the meaning of a sign or word that occurs in them, but it must already be laid down.
- The addition signs represent the interaction of the reactants and are used to separate and list the products formed.
- In claiming, in this book, that language is essentially symbolic, I am alluding to the status of linguistic signs as symbols, rather than as icons or indexes.
- The website is a brilliant resource for details on various symbols and signs and perfect for sigil ideas.
- The sign hamza also represents a glottal stop and is transliterated in the same way.
- A symbol is a sign used to represent something other than itself.
- The short appoggiatura was then notated by the new sign.
- It begins with signs (graphemes and words) building to propositions which attempt to develop perception.
- For Lacan, the ego is not the central agency of the personality but a false self haunted by the unconscious and conceptualized around linguistic signs.
4.2Astrologysigno masculinethe signs of the zodiac — los signos del zodíaco / zodiaco
- what sign are you? — ¿de qué signo eres?
- While you experience a smoother flow of energy under the sign of Virgo, you sometimes feel bored by the lack of tension.
- It is the sign associated with intemperance and a craving for emotional excitement and sensuality.
- If a planet is situated in a sign which opposes its own it is said to be in detriment, a word which literally means to be harmed or damaged.
- In the water signs of Scorpio and Pisces we see a different expression of this energy.
- Each crop type must then be planted on a day when the moon is in a sign of the zodiac associated with that element.
1(write signature on)(check/petition/contract) firmar(autograph) firmarthe nations who signed the treaty — los países signatarios del tratado
- to sign one's name — firmar
- a signed copy — un ejemplar firmado por el autor
- a signed confession — una confesión por escrito
- the merger is now effectively signed and sealed — la fusión ya se ha formalizado
- I want a proper contract, signed, sealed and delivered — quiero un contrato con todas las de la ley
- Some adults gave thumbs-up signs, others watched sullenly as the 60 vehicles, bristling with weapons, crawled past.
- Upon their arrival at the station, Dion was met with claps on the back and countless thumbs-up signs.
- The custom of joining the hands in the sign of prayer is the greeting one receives from a stranger and is unique to Sanatana Dharma.
- One young guy's apparent crime was holding his fingers in a peace sign in front of the troops.
- He turned towards her and made the sign of peace.
- Not wanting to blow my cover, I gave her an elaborate gang sign using both hands and most of my fingers.
- I resorted to signs and gestures, in a peculiar multi-lingual game of charades.
- She was smiling and had both of her hands giving me the thumbs-up sign.
- With the best control he can muster, he makes the sign of the Median over Caidryn's body and utters a brief prayer for her soul.
- I just gave him my best peace sign and nodded.
- Her hand flew to cover her mouth in the sign of shock and despair.
- As expressive off the pitch as he is on it, the tell-tale facial signs which accompany every word uttered paint an informative picture.
- As he was being wheeled off the field, he gave us the thumbs-up sign, which told us to keep playing hard and that he would be all right.
- When he passed two of the men sitting mid-cabin, he gave a thumbs-up sign.
- He nodded slightly and raised a still gloved left hand to give her a thumbs-up sign along with a weary smile.
- Staff involved in the scam would have helped customers win using a subtle system of signs and then taken a payback from their winnings.
- Hunting in small groups, often with other men, they communicated silently as they went, using a wide range of hand and facial signs and gestures.
- He followed her gaze and hid a grin when he saw a young woman flash a thumbs-up sign at Bella.
- At best, they receive a few quizzical stares, a couple of thumbs-up signs and a desperate waving of white flags.
- When asked what Dad was like in the classroom, she beams and gives the thumbs-up sign.
2(hire)(actor) contratar(player) fichar(player) contratar
1(write name)firmarsign here, please — firme aquí, por favor
- I'll sign for the delivery — yo le firmo el recibo
2Businessfirmar un contratoto sign with sb — firmar un contrato con algn
- to sign with a club — firmar un contrato con un club
3(gesture)to sign to sb to + inf
- she signed to me to start/sit down — me hizo una seña / una señal para que empezara/me sentara
4(use sign language)comunicarse por señas
1to sign oneself — firmarse
- she signed herself (as) M. Bell — se firmaba M. Bell
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