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seña -feminine noun (la), mark, distinguishing mark, sign, token. Look up seña in the dictionary

¿Me puedes dar las señas personales del fugitivo?
Can you give me a personal description of the fugitive?
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Old June 21, 2008, 08:39 AM
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1. ¿Me puedes decir tus señas?
Sí, Alcalá,23.
2. ¿Quién es tu padre?
El señor del pelo blanco.
Como no me des más señas...
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Old June 21, 2008, 09:24 AM
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Gemma,

1. ¿Me puedes decir tus señas?
Sí, Alcalá,23.


¿Qué es el significado de señas aquí?

¿Se podría usar seña tambien para indicar "signal" en algunas veces?

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Old June 21, 2008, 09:28 AM
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Gemma,

1. ¿Me puedes decir tus señas?
Sí, Alcalá,23.

¿Qué es el significado de señas aquí? Adress

¿Se podría usar seña tambien para indicar "signal" en algunas veces?

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  • Adress.
  • For signal, could be señal, sometimes.
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Old June 21, 2008, 09:34 AM
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Y señas. Lenguaje the signos o lenguaje de señas for sign language.
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Gracias....nunca había escuchado usar la palabra "seña" para indicar address.

Aunque entiendo que "signal" es "señal"....bueno, creo que mejor doy un ejemplo...

"give me a signal when you are ready"

"dame una señal cuando estes listo" OR
"hazme una seña cuando estes listo"

Which one is better or are they both correct?

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"dame una señal cuando estés listo" OR
"hazme una seña cuando estés listo"

Which one is better or are they both correct?

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To me, the second one is the only right, although there could be regional variations.

You don't use seña for adress, but señas, always in the plural.

¿Me das tus señas? (I'm not asking you for your measurements).
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Hacer una señal:
"cuando veas acercarse al enemigo hazme una señal, imita al búho dos veces......"

Cuando quieres comprar un piso o un coche, ó alquilarlo, hay que dar/pagar ante s una señal, para que te lo reserven
"si te interesa este piso, debes dar una señal de XXX €"

"¡Santo y seña!" It's like "login and password"

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Qué lástima, Alfonso.......estaba lista para hacerlo!!

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Hacer una señal:
"cuando veas acercarse al enemigo hazme una señal, imita al búho dos veces......"

Cuando quieres comprar un piso o un coche, ó alquilarlo, hay que dar/pagar ante s una señal, para que te lo reserven
"si te interesa este piso, debes dar una señal de XXX €"

"¡Santo y seña!" It's like "login and password"
Sosia,

¿Qué significa "pagar una señal"? Is that like a "down-payment"? Is this also true for your second example?

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