In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(agreed sign, indication)señal femininethe busy signal — el tono / la señal de comunicando Spain
- wait till I give (you) the signal — espera a que te dé la señal
- to send/receive a signal — enviar/recibir una señal
- to call the signals — llamar las señales
- I call the signals around here — aquí yo soy quien llevo la voz cantante
- Casey's head snapped around and she grabbed Alex, making the signal for ‘stop and listen’ with her free hand.
- Noor, in typical logical mode, made a soft hissing noise with her teeth, the signal for any motion to halt gradually but fast.
- Trouble signals are indicated when a detector becomes too ‘dirty’ to properly function.
- Fire alarm signals must be distinctive in sound from other signals.
- His first shot would be the signal for the rest of his team to open fire.
- Tired, grumpy, she waved her hand as a signal for me to come in.
- Stress signals indicated that he needed to create a more balanced life, to keep divorce and a heart attack at bay.
- One possible benefit of mate choice occurs if females can use male courtship signals as an honest indicator of male nutritional contributions at mating, nuptial gifts.
- When the emergency is over and the all-clear signal is sounded, remember that outside air is still contaminated.
- Jumping onto a table, Crush raised her hands in the air as a signal for her friends to stop they were doing; she watched as they obliged, halting their food war.
- The Prince halted and held up his arm in a signal for the others to stop.
- The earlier signals which hinted at the emergence of fiscal prudence, quickly faded out.
- This indicates the need for a clear signal to be given early in the New Year that rates are coming down.
- When the stressful situation ends, hormonal signals switch off the stress response and the body returns to normal.
- Rather than rely on conversation, develop hand signals and subtle sounds to communicate with hunting partners while walking or rattling in the woods.
- Most people probably regard smiling, frowning and other such external signals of emotion as gestures that give expression to internal feelings, which come first.
- Valeo says it can customize the system to notify the driver in other ways, perhaps by sound or a signal on the instrument panel.
- A signal was sounded in Post Offices across the country and customers were asked to join staff in remembering the dead and injured.
- This gesture was a signal to his kids that he loved them.
- The data on rising earnings comes amid conflicting signals about the job situation for technology professionals in the United States.
- She didn't fall too badly and merely got rather wetter than originally planned, but this was the signal for our party to exit the fountain and attempt to dry off.
- Several days later, spotting the crow's nest of the ship over the headland of Cape Evans, they lit a fire as a signal for the ship to steam back and pick them up.
- But if his signals indicate romance is a no-go, change the channel on your emotions by hanging out more often with other friends.
- Pools of all sizes tested gave positive signals indicating that all the pool sizes are amenable for the PCR assay.
- We have detected signals indicative of hydrothermal activity in several areas, including both basins.
- It's too early to predict what might happen in the case of nanotechnology, but early signals indicate Congress is eager to tie strings to funding.
- The figures provided positive signals on the state of the economy, with tax receipts from wages, consumer spending and stamp duty all ahead.
- That is a strong signal of the positive move of the SARS situation.
- A signal is then produced indicating that the structure is complete and the scaffolding protein detaches to be used again in making other virus tails.
- She made a signal for him to stop as Mary kept on talking.
- That may indicate that incoming pain signals are being delivered by the spinal cord in a similar way for different people, but once they arrive in the brain they are handled differently.
- So we waited for either John our floor warden to let us know what we should do, or for an evacuation signal to sound.
- Yet that kind of balanced lending is something which bankers who operate without market signals have yet to show much finesse for without clear direction from above.
- With hand signals, she gestured for the rest of the team to follow her into the next hallway, which would lead to the first floor staircase.
- About 20 minutes later mission control erupted in cheers, hugs and tears when a signal from the craft indicated it was still functioning.
- This instruction was a sound signal by a pager, randomly activated by the experimenter via the telephone.
- Anna raised her hand in a signal for Justine to stop.
- Education Leeds assistant chief executive Roland Absalom said it was a clear signal that the situation was improving.
- Misreading signals can be disastrous in these situations.
- Controllers had seen a signal indicating a possible problem with the capsule's heat shield, so I was advised to keep the retrorocket pack attached to hold the heat shield in place.
- At one point, we had to stop at an interlocking and the dispatcher couldn't clear the signal because of the train ahead.
- Mitchell said police had yet to determine whether the railway signals and gates were working at the time of the crash.
- By the time they finally achieved rail lock on the bridge and the signals had cleared, there were five southbound trains stuck behind the bridge coming from New York.
- At the Hayward's Heath accident in 1973 the driver misread the signals and drove his loopline train on to the main line and it was struck from behind by an express.
- The strike will affect repairs and fault finding in areas such as signals, train network and level crossings.
3Electronicsseñal femininea weak signal — una señal débil
- These units may be placed in either homes or businesses to receive and transmit a wireless broadband signal.
- A fit or seizure happens when there is a brief change or break in the way cells normally send and receive these electrical signals.
- It served as a transmission station to send and receive radio signals from Europe, South America and The United States.
- The dishes send and receive signals off an orbiting network relay, which transmits messages to and from a central data center.
- The development of the electromagnet about 1837 provided the American Samuel F. B. Morse with a way to transmit and receive electric signals.
- Each cell has a base station that transmits and receives signals over just a small fraction of the frequencies to which the network operator has access.
- In the past, the electrodes transmitted the electrical signal by wires to a receiver and amplifier, and the results were recorded on a continuous roll of paper.
- The pump activated once it received the electrical signal.
- Each antenna, starting at a different moment, sends out its own signals on regular radio waves.
- Speech and other sounds are sent to the speech processor where they are converted into electrical signals and sent to the transmitting coil.
- The implants receive electrical signals from a camera positioned outside the body.
- We are using radio wave signals, so we need to be high up to have a clear view - radio waves lose about 60 per cent of their power when they hit a wall.
- These electrical signals send electrical impulses across the skin to an implanted receiver/stimulator in the shoulder to the electrode leads in the arm and hand.
- These tags transmit and receive radio signals to and from nearby scanners.
- Marconi was the first to use electromagnetic waves to transmit signals 101 years ago.
- Because the signal is transmitted over radio waves, others can listen in to any transmissions, so the authentication mechanisms are also visible.
- Cochlear implants transmit electrical signals from the inner ear to the brain, which interprets them as sound.
- These chips feature an antenna to transmit and receive radio signals.
- Underlying every thought and bodily motion are nerve and muscle cells sending or receiving electrical signals.
- The problem is that forks in the electrical grid reflect broadband signals and thereby degrade transmission.
transitive verbsignalling, signalled, signaling
1(indicate)señalarher resignation signaled the end of an era — su dimisión señaló / marcó el final de toda una época
- After this fun, a foghorn sounded to signal the beginning of a ‘self-guided’ walking tour.
- Finally, the gun sounded again, signaling the last lap of the race.
- Several metrics likely signaled declining performance and the need to reduce headcount.
- A small bell tinkled above my head, the sound signaling my arrival.
- For the best part of a century, that clanging sound signalled the abrupt end of an English night out.
- In fact I was almost sad when the bell sounded signalling the end of lunch.
- Caelyn was grateful when the last bell sounded, signaling the end of school for another day and another week.
- In the background the drums sounded signaling the end of the dance.
- In the third frame, the two clubs combined for four goals before the horn sounded to signal the end of the game.
- She recognized the sound - it signalled a weapons lock-on.
- A blip sounded off signaling the entry of an intruder.
- The sounds of approaching footsteps signaled the return of the other tourists.
- Dallas seemed to indicate a free-kick but his assistant, Derek Lowe, signalled that the offence had been inside the area.
- In measures 68 and 69, an A-major chord, the dominant of the key, is sounded, signaling the end of the piece.
- ‘Students, please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance,’ the loud speaker sounded, signaling the beginning of the announcements.
- Finally the gong sounded, signaling the end of Mihradi's shift.
- He lifted his head at the sound of voices signalling attention.
- The sound of crunching leaves signals the closeness of the man and soon enough, the driver's door opens.
- Counselors need to understand that the sound of sirens may signal danger to them.
- A horn sounded, signalling the arrival of Peter's opponent.
2Motor vehiclesshe signaled a left turn — señalizó / indicó que iba a doblar a la izquierda
- His report also states that the defendant vehicle signaled and turned left onto Orenda.
- Kate whipped her Chevy Cavalier into the driveway without signaling as angry motorists honked and yelled obscenities at her.
- While making a right turn at any turning off a main road, you are advised to signal, wait for other vehicles and check your rear view mirror.
- When turning into the second of two junctions which are close to each other, the driver should not signal until he has passed the first junction.
- Just as I was beginning to worry that my tow truck would never appear, a truck signalled off the highway and came to a stop right behind.
- It may be a split second of indecision at a roundabout, a moment's inattention while pulling out of a parking space, a failure to spot another driver signalling.
- That may lead to the issue of whether he was simply following this tractor trailer too closely or whether, in fact, if the tractor trailer wasn't signaling.
- Don't expect other vehicles to signal their intentions - indicators don't necessarily mean they want to turn.
- ‘Many do not have any road sense, do not know what and how to signal with hand and are totally indifferent to vehicles in their front and back’.
3US(gesture)hacerle señas ahacerle una seña ahe signaled her for the check — le hizo señas/una seña para que le trajera la cuenta
- At 8: 00 a.m. a rocket sounds off, signaling that the bulls are on the street, and a hush fails over the crowd.
- The captain nodded a little bit as his body swayed gently as a locking sound went through the entire ship signaling that all was secure and the ship was now pressurizing itself.
- Today, when I was leaving work, a woman who works in the division that my department supports signalled me over.
- A tone sounded, signaling that the next shift should come to the bridge immediately.
- A glance towards his father signaled he was ready.
- Cody makes a stupid buzzing sound signaling I had gotten the answer wrong.
- My first thought was that mother would wave her hand signalling me down to her.
- Motioning for her to stay around the corner until he signalled, Paris walked towards Blair's cell.
- The car gave a small beeping sound to signal that it was open.
- Settling into his chair, the king waved vaguely at the man to signal him that he could read his missive.
- The bell sounds, signaling that this particular day of school has officially come to a close.
- She stopped at the end of the sidewalk and waited for the sound that signaled she could cross the street.
- He and the other men would fly until after dusk, hoping survivors might be trying to signal with a fire.
- Madoka's father must have handed the parking attendant a tip ahead of time with instructions to signal when Madoka and her mother arrived.
- Claire no sooner had entered the EMS station that the bell sounded, signaling that they were needed somewhere to help somebody.
- After what seemed like an eternity to Jalen, the hunting horn sounded, signaling in the hunt's end.
- You want to signal him that you're going to leave - but the room is too loud.
- Somewhere in the distance a bell sounded, signaling that the break was half over.
- A buzzer sounded, signaling that the battle was over.
- It is an error-free link to the application; it will either give good data or keep trying to get good data until it signals that the link is down.
intransitive verbsignalling, signalled, signaling
1(gesture)hacer señas/una señato signal to sb — hacer(le) señas/una seña a algn
- she signaled to us to leave — nos hizo señas/una seña para que nos fuéramos
- to signal for sth
- he signaled for quiet — hizo una seña para que la gente se callara
2Motor vehiclesseñalizarponer el intermitenteponer la direccional Mexico Colombiaponer el señalizador Southern Conehe turned right without signaling — dobló a la derecha sin poner la direccional Mexico Colombia
- she signaled for a right turn — señalizó que iba a doblar a la derecha
1(achievement/service) señalado(achievement/service) insigne(achievement/service) destacado(characteristic) señalado(characteristic) notable(failure) rotundo
- The ability to create brilliant work over a long period of time is the signal characteristic of Bob Dylan's genius.
- You can understand why I would have assumed it was Jeffrey Hudson, but all this is a signal lesson as to why you shouldn't jump to such obvious conclusions and look for alternative explanations.
- One of the signal developments of the past few years is the near-incestuous absorption of media firms by one another.
- Irony is of signal importance in English humour, in everything from radio comedy to literature.
- The signal orange color of the shirt was chosen for the same reason it is used where caution is required - it's the most visible color in person, on camera, and on video.
- To some the signal importance of that event was eclipsed by another aspect of the morning's ceremonies.
- Irfan Habib, an eminent Marxist historian, is known for his signal contribution to the study of medieval India and the making of the modern Indian state.
- It was not until near the end of Freud's life that he began to appreciate the signal importance of the infant's relationship with the mother.
- Although of signal importance in itself, even the characteristic dominance must be seen as a by-product of serum testosterone.
- In recent years, the signal failures of those systems to reverse years of misguided teachings appear to be dooming the region to years of further conflict.
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