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"Estimad" is a form of "estimar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to estimate". "As" is a noun which is often translated as "ace". Learn more about the difference between "estimad" and "as" below.
estimar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to appraise)
a. to estimate
El joyero estima que estas joyas valen millones de dólares.The jeweler estimates that these jewels are worth millions of dollars.
b. to value
El precio de la escultura está estimado en 100,000 euros.The price of the sculpture is valued at 100,000 euros.
2. (to appreciate)
a. to think highly of
Mi padre siempre ha estimado mucho a mi novio, afortunadamente.Fortunately, my father has always thought highly of my boyfriend.
b. to respect
Sara estima mucho a su profesor por haberle enseñado todo lo que sabe ahora.Sara respects her teacher so much for having taught her everything she knows now.
c. to value
Sergio estima mucho este dibujo que le hizo su hijo de pequeño.Sergio highly values the drawing his son drew him when he was little.
d. to be fond of
Estimo mucho las primeras canciones del grupo, Coldplay.I am very fond of the early songs of the band, Coldplay.
3. (to judge)
a. to consider
El policía estimó oportuno informar a su superior sobre el homicidio.The policeman considered it appropriate to tell his boss about the murder case.
b. to deem
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
El juez no estimó necesario alargar más el proceso tras la confesión.The judge deemed it unnecessary to go on with the procedings after the confession.
c. to think
Sinceramente, no estimo oportuno que aparezcas así de repente.To be honest I don't think it's okay that you appear out of the blue like this.
estimarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to have self esteem)
a. to have self-respect
Tienes que estimarte un poco más, ¡eres muy duro contigo mismo!You should have a little more self-respect; you're so hard on yourself!
b. to have a high opinion of oneself
Desde su promoción, Raúl se ha estimado mucho.Ever since his promotion, Raul has had a very high opinion of himself.
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as(
ahs
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (card games)
a. ace
Gané el juego con un par de ases.I won the game with a pair of aces.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(outstanding person)
a. ace
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Diego es un as de las matemáticas. Diría que casi un genio.Diego is an ace at math. Almost a genius, I'd say.
b. whiz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pedro es un as dibujando.Pedro is a whiz at drawing.
c. whizz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Lola es un as de los videojuegos.Lola is a whizz at video games.
d. ace (adjective)
¿Sabías que el marido de Marisol es un as como compositor?Did you know that Marisol's husband was an ace composer?
3. (tennis)
a. ace
Andrés empezó el partido con un as.Andrés started the match with an ace.
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