Spanish translation of “show”
show verb /ʃəu/ (past tense showed, past participle showed, shown)
› to allow or cause to be seen
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
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
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
He showed me the road to take Show me the man you saw yesterday. › (often with (a)round) to guide or conduct
Please show this lady to the door They showed him (a)round (the factory). › to demonstrate to
Will you show me how to do it? He showed me a clever trick. › to prove
That just shows / goes to show how stupid he is. › to give or offer (someone) kindness etc
He showed him no mercy. showy adjective › giving an impression of value by a bright and striking outward appearance
His clothes are too showy for my liking. showiness noun ›
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.
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.
show-jumping noun › a competitive sport in which horses and their riders have to jump a series of artificial fences, walls etc
(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!
on show › being displayed in an exhibition, showroom etc
There are over five hundred paintings on show here. show off phrasal verb › to show or display for admiration
He showed off his new car by taking it to work. › to try to impress others with one’s possessions, ability etc
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
This light shows up the places where I’ve mended this coat. › to reveal the faults of
Mary was so neat that she really showed me up. › to stand out clearly
The scratches showed up on the photograph. › to appear or arrive
I waited for her, but she never showed up.