Quick answer
"Calculate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "calcular", and "reckon" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "creer". Learn more about the difference between "calculate" and "reckon" below.
calculate(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (mathematics)
a. calcular
The statistician calculated the national median income.El estadístico calculó el ingreso medio nacional.
2. (to evaluate)
a. calcular
Sonia's trying to calculate the pros and cons of homeschooling.Sonia está tratando de calcular los pros y contras de la educación en el hogar.
3. (to plan; used in passive voice)
a. pensar
The ad was calculated to reach a younger demographic.El anuncio estaba pensado para llegar a un público más joven.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to perform calculations)
a. calcular
Once all the data is received, it takes nearly an hour for the computer to calculate.Una vez que se reciben todos los datos, le toma casi una hora a la computadora calcular.
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reckon
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to suppose)
a. creer
Billy reckoned it was the best fried chicken he'd ever tasted.Billy creía que era el mejor pollo frito que había probado en su vida.
b. parecer
I reckon the shop is closed on Sundays.Me parece que la tienda está cerrada los domingos.
2. (to estimate)
a. calcular
The planner has reckoned the community center will cost nearly a million dollars.El urbanista ha calculado que el centro comunitario costará casi un millón de dólares.
3. (to deem)
a. considerar
Don is reckoned to be the best doctor in the hospital.Don es considerado el mejor médico del hospital.
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