In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(movimiento)gesturehizo un gesto de aprobación con la cabeza — he nodded (his approval)
- le hizo un gesto para que se callara — she gestured to him to be quiet
- con un gesto le indicó que se sentara — he motioned / gestured to her to sit down
- rechazó el plato con un gesto de asco — she waved the plate away in disgust
- no entendí su gesto — I didn't understand what he meant by that gesture
2literary(expresión)expressionme miró con gesto expectante — she looked at me expectantly
- escuchó con gesto resignado — he listened with a resigned expression
- tenía el gesto adusto — her face / expression was stern
- ¡no hagas esos gestos! — don't make faces like that!
- torcer el gesto — to pull a face
3.1(actitud)gestureun gesto de buena voluntad — a goodwill gesture
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