¿Sabías que...?: ¿Es necesario poner la diéresis (umlaut) sobre la u en cig?eña o ping?ino? Sí, porque señala que la u debe pronunciarse.
hail / granizo
 
hail   1   [heɪl]
A. -noun
1. (meteorology)   granizo (m),   pedrisco (m)
2. (figurative)
a. [of bullets]   lluvia (f)
b. [of abuse, insults]   sarta (f),   torrente (m)
B. -intransitive verb   granizar
 
hail / grito
 
hail   2   [heɪl]
A. -noun
(=call)   grito (m)
(=greeting)   saludo (m)
·within hail
·al alcance de la voz
B. -exclamation
archaic, poetic
·hail Caesar!
·¡ave or salve, César!
·the Hail Mary
el Ave (f) María
C. -transitive verb
1. (=acclaim)   aclamar   (as   como)
·to hail somebody as king
·aclamar a somebody, someone (como) rey
2. (=greet)   saludar
3. (=call to)   llamar,   gritar a
4. (=signal)
[+taxi]   llamar,   hacer señas a
D. -intransitive verb
·to hail from
[person]   ser natural de,   ser de
·he hails from Scotland
·es (natural) de Escocia
·where does that ship hail from?
·¿de dónde es ese barco?
 
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