There are 2 translations of wave in Spanish:

wave1

Pronunciation: /weɪv/

n

  • 2 (surge, movement) oleada (f) a wave of revolutionary fervor una oleada de fervor revolucionario a wave of nausea came over him le vinieron náuseas there has been a wave of attacks ha habido una oleada de asaltos
  • 3 (gesture) he silenced them with a wave of his hand los hizo callar con un gesto de la mano she gave them a wave les hizo adiós/los saludó con la mano

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Word of the day anteojeras
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blinders (US), blinkers (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 2 translations of wave in Spanish:

wave2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (shake, swing) [handkerchief/flag] agitar she waved her hand sadly hizo adiós con la mano, llena de tristeza to wave sth in the air agitar algo en el aire stop waving those papers under my nose! ¡deja de restregarme esos papeles por las narices! to wave sth around agitar algo she waved her stick at them los amenazó agitando su bastón en el aire or blandiendo su bastón smiling, she waved the letter at him sonriente, le enseñaba la carta agitándola en el aire to wave goodbye hacer* adiós con la mano she waved him goodbye le hizo adiós con la mano 1.2 (direct) I was waved to one side me apartó con un gesto the policeman waved us on el policía nos hizo señas para or de que siguiéramos adelante
  • 2 (curl) [hair] marcar*, ondular I had my hair waved me marqué or me ondulé el pelo

vi

  • 1 (signal)to wave at oto sb (to say goodbye) hacerle* adiós a algn con la mano; (in greeting) saludar a algn con la mano (to attract attention) he waved at o to me to come over me hizo señas para que me acercara she waved up/across at me me hizo señas desde abajo/desde el otro lado

Phrasal verbs

wave aside

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[arguments/attempts] rechazar*, desechar he waved me aside me hizo señas para que me hiciera a un lado

wave away

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
she waved the flies away espantó las moscas con la mano she waved him away le hizo señas para or de que se fuera

wave down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
we were waved down by a policeman un policía nos hizo señas para que paráramos

wave off

v + o + adv
we waved them off until the ship was out of sight les dijimos adiós con la mano hasta que el barco se perdió de vista

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Word of the day anteojeras
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Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.