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transitive verb
1. (to estimate)
a. adivinar
Guess what just happened!¡Adivina lo que acaba de suceder!
2. (to suppose)
a. suponer
I guess we should clean the house.Supongo que deberíamos limpiar la casa.
3. (estimate)
a. la suposición (F)
My guess was wrong as they arrived at three o'clock.Mi suposición fue incorrecta ya que llegaron a las tres.
How many jellybeans do you think are in the jar? Take a guess!¿Cuántas gominas crees que hay en el frasco? ¡Adivina!
The students made lots of guesses but could not get the answer.Los estudiantes adivinaron muchas veces, pero no acertaron la respuesta.
intransitive verb
4. (to postulate)
a. adivinar
If you don't know, you can guess.Si no lo sabes, puedes adivinar.
1. conjetura (f) suposición (f)
  • to have or make a guess intentar adivinar
  • at a guess a ojo (de buen cubero)
  • it was a lucky guess lo he adivinado por casualidad
  • it's anybody's guess no se sabe
transitive verb
2. adivinar (estimate)
  • guess who I saw! ¡adivina a quién he visto!
  • you've guessed it! ¡has acertado!
3. suponer (suppose)
  • I guess you're right supongo que tienes razón
intransitive verb
4. adivinar
  • to guess right acertar
  • to guess wrong equivocarse, no acertar
  • to keep somebody guessing tener a alguien en vilo
  • to guess at something hacer suposiciones or conjeturas acerca de algo
guess [ɡes]
(conjecture) conjetura (f); suposición (f); (estimate) estimación (f) aproximada
to make/have a guess adivinar
have a guess I'll give you three guesses a ver si lo adivinas
at a (rough) guess a ojo; my guess is that ... yo creo que ...; it's anybody's guess ¿quién sabe?; your guess is as good as mine! ¡vete a saber!
transitive verb
1 [+answer, meaning] acertar; [+height, weight, number] adivinar
guess what! ¡a que no lo adivinas!; guess who! ¡a ver si adivinas quién soy!; I guessed as much me lo suponía; you've guessed it! ¡has acertado!; I never guessed it was so big nunca supuse que fuera tan grande; I guessed him to be about 20 le eché unos 20 años
2 especially (US) (suppose) creer; suponer
I guess you're right supongo que tienes razón; I guess we'll buy it me imagino que lo compraremos
intransitive verb
1 (make a guess) adivinar; (guess correctly) acertar
you'll never guess no lo adivinarás nunca; he's just guessing no hace más que especular; to keep sb guessing mantener a algn a la expectativa; to guess at sth intentar adivinar algo; all that time we never guessed en todo ese tiempo no lo sospechábamos
2 especially (US) (suppose) suponer; creer
I guess so creo que sí; he's happy, I guess supongo que está contento
Verb Conjugations for adivinar
Gerund: adivinando
Participle: adivinado
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