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gesture
American English: /ˈdʒɛstʃər/
British English: /ˈdʒɛstʃə/

Translation of gesture in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (of body) 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.
  • 2 (token, expression) 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) 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

  • hacer gestos
    she gestured in my direction
    me hizo señas
    I gestured to them to be quiet
    les hice señas para que se callaran
    Example sentences
    • Gavin kicked her leg under the table, gesturing to their glaring father meaningfully.
    • Edwards, as nearly as I can tell, never utters a word without one or more hands gesturing in some significant, word-intensifying manner.
    • ‘No need to pay,’ he said, gesturing at the tables and chairs, ‘this is my home.’

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