Translation of "hint" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /hɪnt/ us /hɪnt/

something you say that suggests what you think or want, but not in a direct way

He dropped / (= made) several hints that he wanted a computer for his birthday.

a small piece of advice

The magazine gives lots of useful hints on how to save money.
verb uk /hɪnt/ us /hɪnt/

to suggest something, but not in a direct way

He hinted that he wanted to leave the company.

(Translation of “hint” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /hint/

a statement that passes on information without giving it openly or directly

insinuación, indirecta
He didn’t actually say he wanted more money, but he dropped a hint.

a helpful suggestion

indicación, sugerencia
I can give you some useful gardening hints.

a very small amount; a slight impression

There was a hint of fear in his voice.
take a/the hint

to understand a hint and act on it

darse por aludido, comprender la indirecta
I keep making jokes to my secretary about her coming to work late every day, but she never takes the hint.

(Translation of “hint” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)