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"Bet" is a noun which is often translated as "la apuesta", and "gambling" is a noun which is often translated as "el juego". Learn more about the difference between "bet" and "gambling" below.
bet(
beht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (wager)
a. la apuesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He lost a lot of money on his last bet.Perdió mucho dinero en su última apuesta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to gamble)
a. apostar
I bet you ten dollars the champion breaks his own record again.Te apuesto diez dólares a que el campeón vuelve a batir su propio récord.
If you like, we can bet money.Si quieres, podemos apostar dinero.
3. (to be certain that)
a. apostar
He's still at home. I bet he won't come.Todavía está en casa. Apuesto que no viene.
I've left my umbrella at home. I bet it rains.Me he dejado el paraguas en casa. Apuesto a que llueve.
b. jugarse
I signed up for a gym. - I bet you anything you won't go once.Me apunté a un gimnasio. - Me juego lo que quieras a que no vas ni una vez.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I bet you you don't dare dive from the board!¡A que no te atreves a tirarte del trampolín!
I'm looking forward to the vacation. - I'll bet you are!Estoy deseando que lleguen las vacaciones. - ¡Ya me lo imagino!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to gamble)
a. apostar
We bet on horse number four.Apostamos al caballo número cuatro.
5. (to be certain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
We're going to beat you. - I wouldn't bet on it. Our team is much better than yours.Les vamos a ganar. - Yo no estaría tan seguro. Nuestro equipo es mucho mejor que el suyo.
Will yo go to Helen's party? - You bet! I wouldn't miss it for the world.¿Irás a la fiesta de Helen? - ¡Por supuesto! No me la perdería por nada del mundo.
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gambling(
gahm
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blihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el juego
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The internet has made gambling easily accessible to a whole range of people.El internet ha facilitado el acceso al juego para una amplia gama de gente.
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