Translation of "show" - English-Spanish dictionary

show

verb uk /ʃəʊ/ us /ʃoʊ/ past tense showed, past participle shown

A1 to let someone look at something

enseñar
Show me your photos.

B1 to teach someone how to do something by explaining it or by doing it yourself

enseñar
She showed / me how to use the new computer system.
Have you shown / him what to do?

B1 to give information in a book, on a website, on a piece of equipment, etc.

mostrar
The pictures show two types of phone.
On this map, cities are shown in grey.

to prove that something is true

demostrar
The accident shows the dangers of cycling without a helmet.

to express a feeling or give information so that other people are able to notice it

mostrar
If she was upset, she certainly didn’t show it.
Sales figures showed a significant increase last month.
noun uk /ʃəʊ/ us /ʃoʊ/

A2 a television or radio programme or a theatre performance

espectáculo, programa
He’s got his own show on a local channel.

a time at which a group of similar things are brought together for the public to see

exposición, feria
a fashion show
a flower show
on show

being shown to the public

expuesto
Her designs are currently on show at the Museum of Modern Art.

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

show

verb /ʃəu/ (past tense showed, past participle showed, shown)

to allow or cause to be seen

enseñar, mostrar
Show me your new dress
Please show your membership card when you come to the club
His work is showing signs of improvement.

to be able to be seen

notarse, verse
The tear in your dress hardly shows
a faint light showing through the curtains.

to offer or display, or to be offered or displayed, for the public to look at

exhibir
Which picture is showing at the cinema?
They are showing a new film
His paintings are being shown at the art gallery.

to point out or point to

indicar, mostrar
He showed me the road to take
Show me the man you saw yesterday.

(often with (a)round) to guide or conduct

conducir, acompañar
Please show this lady to the door
They showed him (a)round (the factory).

to demonstrate to

enseñar
Will you show me how to do it?
He showed me a clever trick.

to prove

demostrar
That just shows / goes to show how stupid he is.

to give or offer (someone) kindness etc

mostrar
He showed him no mercy.
showy adjective

giving an impression of value by a bright and striking outward appearance

llamativo, vistoso
His clothes are too showy for my liking.
showiness noun

ostentación, magnificencia
show business noun

the entertainment industry, especially the branch of the theatre concerned with variety shows, comedy etc.

industria del espectáculo
He always wanted a career in show business.
showcase noun

a glass case for displaying objects in a museum, shop etc.

vitrina, escaparate
showdown noun

an open, decisive quarrel etc ending a period of rivalry etc.

momento decisivo, confrontación decisiva
showground noun

an area where displays etc are held.

campo ferial
show-jumping noun

a competitive sport in which horses and their riders have to jump a series of artificial fences, walls etc

concurso hípico
(also adjective) a show-jumping competition.
showman noun (plural showmen)

a person who owns or manages an entertainment, a stall at a fair etc.

empresario de espectáculos
showroom noun

a room where objects for sale etc are displayed for people to see

sala de exposiciones, salón de muestras
a car showroom.
give the show away

to make known a secret, trick etc.

mostrar el juego
good show!

(British, informal, old-fashioned) that’s good!

¡bravo!
on show

being displayed in an exhibition, showroom etc

expuesto
There are over five hundred paintings on show here.
show off phrasal verb

to show or display for admiration

exhibir
He showed off his new car by taking it to work.

to try to impress others with one’s possessions, ability etc

exhibir(se), lucir(se)
She is just showing off – she wants everyone to know how well she speaks French (noun show-off a person who does this).
show up phrasal verb

to make obvious

revelar
This light shows up the places where I’ve mended this coat.

to reveal the faults of

avergonzar, desenmascarar
Mary was so neat that she really showed me up.

to stand out clearly

destacar(se)
The scratches showed up on the photograph.

to appear or arrive

aparecer
I waited for her, but she never showed up.

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