Translation of sign in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 countable or uncountable (indication) signs of improvementI'm hungry — that's a good sign!señales or indicios de mejoríaall the signs are that … it was a sure sign of trouble aheadtengo hambre — es (una) buena señalthat's a sure sign of rainera una señal inequívoca de que se avecinaban problemashe showed signs of wanting to leaveeso significa que sin duda va a lloverhe showed little sign of enthusiasm at the newsdio muestras de querer irsethere's no sign of life upstairs yet [humorous]demostró muy poco entusiasmo por la noticiathere's no sign of them yetarriba nadie ha dado señales de vida todavía [humorous]there was no sign of him anywheretodavía no han llegadoit's a sign of the timesno estaba por ninguna parteno había ni rastro de éles un indicio de los tiempos que correnExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 countable (omen)
- Scottish rugby may still be a long way from this lamentable state of affairs but it could be argued that the warning signs are present.
- The warning signs were present; I just didn't recognize or act on them.
- He had visited Clements at her home to assess the dogs and said neither of them presented any signs of aggressive behaviour, even when he deliberately goaded them.
- If that happens, and the signs are increasingly that it will, a historic turning point will have been reached.
- But this time, the signs are very promising that change is on the way.
- Like future terrorist acts, we can't be absolutely certain what will happen, but all the signs are there.
- 3 countable 3.1 (notice, board)(in demonstration)3.2also: road signExample sentences
- Some adults gave thumbs-up signs, others watched sullenly as the 60 vehicles, bristling with weapons, crawled past.
- At best, they receive a few quizzical stares, a couple of thumbs-up signs and a desperate waving of white flags.
- When he passed two of the men sitting mid-cabin, he gave a thumbs-up sign.
- Just about every pub displays a sign or notice advising women to keep an eye on their drinks.
- A teenaged driver who has been drinking beer does not notice the stop sign and hits the passenger side of the woman's car.
- Government, in the form of traffic lights and stop signs and rules and regulations for driving, is absolutely required.
- 4 countable 4.1 (symbol)(Mathematics)plus/minus sign4.2 (Astrology) the signs of the zodiacsigno (de) más/menoswhat sign are you?los signos del zodíacoExample sentences
- If a planet is situated in a sign which opposes its own it is said to be in detriment, a word which literally means to be harmed or damaged.
- It is the sign associated with intemperance and a craving for emotional excitement and sensuality.
- In the water signs of Scorpio and Pisces we see a different expression of this energy.
- In claiming, in this book, that language is essentially symbolic, I am alluding to the status of linguistic signs as symbols, rather than as icons or indexes.
- A symbol is a sign used to represent something other than itself.
- The short appoggiatura was then notated by the new sign.
- 1.1 (write signature on)(check/contract/petition)(autograph)the nations who signed the treatyto sign one's name a signed copylos países que firmaron or [formal] suscribieron or rubricaron el tratadolos países signatarios del tratado [formal]a signed confessionun ejemplar firmado por el autorthe merger is now effectively signed and sealeduna confesión por escritoI want a proper contract, signed, sealed and deliveredla fusión ya se ha formalizado1.2 (hire)quiero un contrato con todas las de la ley(actor)Example sentences
- He will need to find cover for the start of next season, be it in renewing a contract or signing a new player.
- These clubs often wait for a contract to expire before signing a player, in order to eliminate any transfer fee involved.
- Two years ago, 860 foreign-born players were signed to professional contracts by major league clubs.
- Outraged by the Government's threat to their sub post offices, people have signed petitions and written letters urging ministers to think again.
- They don't hesitate to sign petitions, write letters or otherwise share their opinions.
- The rest of the detainees wrote and signed a letter that they had witnessed the abuse, and went on a hunger strike.
- When the Soviet Union signed the SALT I Treaty, it chose to build its ABM sites around Moscow and Leningrad.
- Unsurprisingly, we are also selling to the Gaddafi government in Libya, another nation which has not signed the Chemical Weapons Convention.
- In 1997, the U.S. and 65 other countries signed the Chemical Weapons Convention.
- 1 1.1 (write name) sign here, pleaseI'll sign for the deliveryfirme aquí, por favor1.2 (Business)to sign (yo le firmo el recibo
withsomebody) to sign with a club (Sport)firmar un contrato con un clubfichar por un club (Spain)Example sentences
- "We just signed to a new label called Anubis, " explains DJ / producer Nabi.
- Perhaps the biggest key to his success is not signing to a major label.
- The band has signed to Primary Voltage Records, who will put out their LP later this year.
- More than 200 people have already signed their names and written messages of support since the book opened.
- ‘These homeless are bums, nothing but leeches on society,’ wrote a guy who signed himself Trav.
- She never learned to write and could only sign her name with a cross.
- 2 2.1 (gesture)to sign
tosomebody to + infinitiveshe signed to me to start/sit down2.2 (use sign language)me hizo una seña or una señal para que empezara/me sentaracomunicarse por señasExample sentences
- Mr Maxwell, whose speciality is French and English starters, can lip read quite well but can only speak a few words, so he relies on signing to communicate.
- After ripping a steel sink from its moorings, the ape - famous for using sign language - signed to claim that her tiny pet kitten had done the damage
- She recently completed a Level One exam in sign-language, and signed to the audience what it means for her to be chosen to enter this competition.
- Jess shook her head and signed to Dani, gesturing to Courtney and back to Bran.
- He signed at her, indicating the direction they were walking in with a vague point of his index finger.
- 1verb + adverb
- 1.1 (Radio, Television)
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (enlist)
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb (for a course)
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