- 1 (movimiento) gesture hizo un gesto de aprobación con la cabeza he nodded (his approval) le hizo un gesto para que se callara she gestured to him to be quiet con un gesto le indicó que se sentara he motioned o/or gestured to her to sit down rechazó el plato con un gesto de asco she waved the plate away in disgust, she pushed away the plate with a gesture of disgust no entendí su gesto I didn't understand what he meant by that gesture
- 2 [literario/literary] (expresión) expression me miró con gesto expectante she looked at me expectantly escuchó con gesto resignado he listened with a resigned expression tenía el gesto adusto her face o/or expression was stern ¡no hagas esos gestos! don't make faces like that! torcer el gesto to make o/or (inglés británico/British English) pull a face
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.