Translation of show in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense showed past participle shown or showed
- 1 1.1(scar)to show somebody something, to show something
tosomebodyI showed Ellen my new dressmostrarle algo aalguienshow me the letterle mostré or le enseñé mi vestido nuevo a Ellenshow me where it hurtsmuéstrame or enséñame la cartato show one's teeth (dog)indíqueme or muéstreme dónde le duelemostrar or enseñar los dientes(person/government)to have nothing/something to show for somethingthey had little/nothing to show for their years of workmostrar or enseñar los dientes or las uñasshe has something to show for her efforts/sacrificesvieron poco/no vieron recompensados sus años de trabajosus esfuerzos/sacrificios han dado fruto or le han reportado algoExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 she showed great courage
- The man's eyes rolled back so only the whites showed and more blood ran down the brick wall behind him.
- Her arms, neck, and everything else that showed was white, from the obvious cold.
- He does this by hurling himself to the floor, arms and legs flailing, with only the whites of his eyes showing.
she showed them no kindnessdemostró (tener) gran valorhe shows her no respectno se mostró nada amable con elloscould you show me the way to the station?no le tiene ningún respetole falta al respetoto show signs of somethinghe began to show signs of fatigue¿me podría indicar cómo se llega a la estación?the government shows every sign of capitulatingempezó a dar muestras de estar agotadothe economy shows no sign(s) of improvementtodo parece indicar que el gobierno va a claudicarla economía no da señales de recuperarseExample sentences1.3 (to allow to be seen) See examples: this carpet shows every mark
- Mrs Tunstall offered to show them a video of children in care, but villagers shouted that they did not want to see it.
- Four of the group began looking at a car and the officer confronted them, saying, ‘Stop, police,’ and showing his warrant card.
- Immediately after showing them her card, Baird was asked to design an entire line.
a color that shows the dirten esta alfombra se notan todas las marcashe's started to show his ageun color muy sucio or delicadose le han empezado a notar los años
- Most of us up grow up in a society that rarely allows us to show our true feelings.
- They were also different in their attitudes about emotions, showing affection, and sex.
- A guy was standing in her way, eyes showing amazement and some emotion that looked like relief.
- 2 2.1 (to depict, to present) See examples: this photo shows her working in her gardendoes the map show places of interest?en esta foto está trabajando en el jardínas shown in fig. 2¿están señalados or marcados en el mapa los lugares de interés?2.2 (to register)como se indica or se muestra en la figura 2(profit/loss)the fuel light's showing redla luz del combustible está en rojoExample sentences
- Progress up and down the five-speed box is tracked by an indicator on the dashboard showing you what gear you're in.
- He was very keen on selling me a desktop clock which would show me the time in Bangkok.
- She looked up at a clock and it showed her she only had fifteen seconds left.
- 3 3.1 (to demonstrate)(truth/importance)you have to show that you understandindependent research has shown that …tienes que demostrar que entiendesit just goes to show how wrong you can be about peopleestudios independientes han demostrado que …to show what one is made ofeso te demuestra cómo te puedes equivocar con la gentenow's your chance to show them what you're made ofdemostrar lo que se vale3.2 (to teach) I showed her how to do itesta es tu oportunidad de demostrarles lo que valesI'll show them! [colloquial]le enseñé cómo se hacía¡ya van a ver!Example sentences
- The first study fell short of showing a statistically significant benefit.
- A closer look at the census figures shows a much more disturbing trend.
- ‘Shipley has been shown by government figures to need more childcare places,’ he said.
- Here is the URL to our online training video with him explaining and showing you what you need to do.
- I think he took great delight in showing us poor city boys how it is done.
- Peter had half explained and half shown me what had happened to him over the past two years.
- 4 (to indicate the way) See examples: (+ adverb complement) he showed us to our seatsto show somebody innos llevó or nos acompañó hasta nuestros asientosto show somebody outhacer pasar a alguienI'll show myself outacompañar a alguien a la puertashe showed him into the office/out of the houseno hace falta que me acompañesto show somebody over a buildinglo hizo pasar a la oficina/lo acompañó hasta la salidathey showed us around the churchmostrarle or enseñarle a alguien un edificionos mostraron el interior de la iglesiarecorrieron la iglesia con nosotrosExample sentences
- None of the three girls said a word as the butler returned and offered to show them to their rooms.
- On arrival, I was handed a pair of pink pyjamas, which all the patients wear, and was shown to the huge dormitory.
- He shows me in, indicating where he welcomes his home-movie enthusiasts.
- 5 5.1 (to screen) they showed the game on TVwhen the movie was first showndieron el partido por televisión5.2 (to exhibit)cuando se estrenó la película(fashions)Example sentences
- The Trades Unions Congress was shown live on national television.
- In many respects, this is the reverse of what used to happen when films were shown on television.
- It's a dark theatre and you can't see anything, not to mention the film that's being shown on the screen.
intransitive verb past tense showed past participle shown or showed
- 1 (to be visible)(dirt/stains)versenotarse(emotions/scars)a small dimple showed when he smilednotarsedoubt showed on his facese le hacía un hoyuelo en la mejilla cuando sonreíayour/her slip is showingse le notó que no estaba muy convencidoyou let your feelings show too muchse te/le ve la combinaciónI painted the door in a hurry — yes, it shows!dejas transparentar demasiado lo que sientesto show throughpinté la puerta deprisa y corriendo — ¡sí, se nota! or ¡sí, y así quedó!verse
- 2 2.1 (to be screened) (Cinema)it's showing at the Trocaderonow showing all over Londonla están dando en el Trocaderola ponen en el Trocadero (Spain)2.2 (to exhibit)ahora en salas de todas las zonas de Londres(fashion designer)presentar su colecciónExample sentences
- A stunning display of David Hockney portraits is to be shown at a new exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery next year.
- The photographs will be shown in the exhibition room of Darwen library from November 3 to November 21.
- A cross section of the photographs will be shown at an exhibition in Muckross Church at Easter time.
- Unfortunately for me, the new Harry Potter film was showing on the train and, although the views were great, sadly, I couldn't help but watch the film.
- It is akin to covering one's ears, or more to point, running in and out of the theater while the film is showing.
- Like Blackboards, both films showed in Cannes and were jointly awarded the Camera d'Or for best debut feature.
- 3 (to turn up) [colloquial]Example sentences
- One of those who might have defended his appointment did not show at the conference.
- Tension was high even before kick-off as the appointed referee failed to show.
- She asked Amanda to throw a welcome dinner for her and the plan was for a certain gorgeous actor to come along to the party last weekend, but he didn't show.
reflexive verb past tense showed past participle shown or showed
- to show oneself 1.1 (to become visible)(person)asomarsedejarse ver(defect)1.2 (to prove to be)notarsedemostrar ser(to turn out to be)he showed himself to be a great playerresultar sershe showed herself (to be) totally unscrupulousdemostró ser un gran jugadorse reveló como un gran jugadorresultó ser una persona sin escrúpulos de ningún tipoExample sentences
- It soon showed itself as outdated as the regime it was seeking to challenge.
- ‘But Bremer soon showed himself closely aligned to the generals, as well as to the neo-cons in Washington and their allies in Jerusalem’.
- She soon shows herself rather more sophisticated than he is.
- 1 countable (exhibition) (Art) agricultural showair showferia (feminine) agrícola y ganaderaexposición (feminine) rural (River Plate area)boat show fashion showexhibición (feminine) acrobática aéreahorse show to be on showdesfile (masculine) or pase (masculine) de modelosshe felt very much on showestar expuesto or en exhibiciónto put something on showse sentía observada por todos(before noun) show house o home (British English)exponer algo
- 2 countable 2.1 (stage production) to put on a showon with the show!montar un espectáculothe show must go on¡que empiece/siga la función!to get the show on the road [colloquial] let's get this show on the road! we need more money to keep the show on the roadhay que seguir adelanteto steal the show (actor)necesitamos más dinero para poder seguir adelanteto stop the showthat line stopped the showrobarse el espectáculollevarse todos los aplausosshe'll stop the show in that outfitcon esa frase el teatro se vino abajo2.2 (on television, radio) comedy showvestida así va a parar el tráfico [colloquial]the Olga Winters Showprograma (masculine) cómicoel show de Olga WintersExample sentences
- I also appeared on radio shows and cable-access television stations throughout the state.
- Paul is producing comedy shows for BBC Television and has been involved in encouraging new talent.
- Indeed, his expertise and views are regularly sought both on radio and television shows.
- Amy will perform songs from the musicals and the stage show will include a date in her home town Bolton this summer.
- He performed his first stage show when he was only four and began hitch-hiking at the age of three.
- He fondly recalls his first foray into musicals being a show about a snowman in which he had to throw pieces of paper as pretend snow.
- 3 (spectacle) (no plural) in summer her garden makes a colorful showen verano su jardín es una explosión de colorExample sentences
- All of these sites are now dominated by buffel and couch grass so that spectacular shows of native flora are but a memory.
- Not only that, but each June they put on a spectacular show as they burst into misty pale lilac bloom.
- We have two crocuses that have bloomed and the primulas are putting on a brave show of colour.
- 4 (no plural) 4.1 (display) a show of forceto vote by a show of handsun despliegue or una demostración de fuerza4.2 (outward appearance) See examples: I made a show of enthusiasmvotar a mano alzadahis concern's all showfingí estar entusiasmadoyou put on a good showsu preocupación es puro teatro or pura apariencia4.3 (ostentation) she made a great show of her generosityhiciste un buen papeltheir plush office is simply for showhizo gran alarde de su generosidadwith a great show of indignationsu elegante oficina es solo para darse tonocon grandes muestras de indignaciónExample sentences
- As soon as he walked in all cameras focused on him and his hero pals made an exaggerated show of affection towards him.
- The show of amity presented by the two men on the front bench yesterday was just that: a show.
- She resolutely ignores me, making a theatrical show of turning away and yawning.
- 5 [colloquial] (no plural) 5.1 (activity, organization) it's my show, so don't interfereto run the show 5.2 (performance) (British English) to put up a good/poor showes asunto mío, así que no te metasgood show!hacer un buen/mal papeldefenderse bien/malpoor show!¡espléndido!¡bravo!¡qué mal!Example sentences
- Who's running this show, anyway?
- Obviously, I don't run the show (thank God, you're thinking), and it's a free country.
- 6 countable (Medicine)desprendimiento (masculine) del tapón mucosoExample sentences
- How long after having a show did you do into labour?
- Some women notice a bit of mucus in their pants and may not realise it's a show.
- 7 countable (American English) (Horse racing) (third place)tercer premio (masculine)Example sentences
- She said the financial health of at least 20 of Yorkshire's annual agricultural shows would be severely affected.
- There are 16 qualifying shows for this event and this should be a huge attraction both on a local and national level.
- Huge crowds came from all over Kerry to witness the largest animal show in Europe.
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (reveal)
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