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gesture

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒestʃər; ˈdʒestʃə(r)/

Translation of gesture in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (of body) gesto (masculine), ademán (masculine) a rude gesture un gesto grosero to make a gesture of annoyance/impatience hacer* un gesto de irritación/de impaciencia
    Example sentences
    • It has to do with attitude or spirit, which is reflected in speech patterns and facial expressions, hand gestures and overall body movement.
    • So what do their expressions, hand gestures, body movements and speech say about what they're really thinking and feeling?
    • Those quick hand gestures and body movements betray a restless energy and a need for variety and originality.
    1.2 (token, expression) gesto (masculine) a gesture of defiance un gesto desafiante an empty/symbolic gesture un gesto vacío/simbólico the card arrived late, but it was a nice gesture la tarjeta llegó tarde, pero fue todo un detalle (before noun/delante del nombre) gesture politics política (feminine) gestual or del gesto
    Example sentences
    • She remembers other gestures of goodwill, including an Italian who took it upon himself to cook lunch for the farmer and his family while they were at church.
    • Sometimes, youngsters convey through their simple gestures what many adults can never express in a thousand words.
    • In a gesture of goodwill, a 24-hour internet cafe and a finance company in Edinburgh have offered US citizens free internet access to contact their loved ones.
    Example sentences
    • There was no indication that these paltry and tardy gestures have had any effect in dampening the mass protest movement.
    • A Department of Justice spokesperson rejected suggestions the move was a political gesture which would prove unrealistic when challenged.
    • He denied the move was a political gesture.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • hacer* gestos she gestured in my direction me hizo señas I gestured to them to be quiet les hice señas para que se callaran

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