Quick answer
"Foretell" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "predecir", and "forecast" is a noun which is often translated as "el pronóstico". Learn more about the difference between "foretell" and "forecast" below.
foretell
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. predecir
Who could have foretold that things would turn out this way?¿Quién podía haber predicho que las cosas saldrían así?
b. pronosticar
It's impossible to foretell how they will react to the proposal.Es imposible pronosticar su reacción a la propuesta.
c. presagiar
The king had a dream that foretold his murder.El rey tuvo un sueño que presagiaba su asesinato.
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forecast(
fawr
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kahst
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prediction)
a. el pronóstico
(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).
(weather)
There's a forecast of heavy winds and rain for tomorrow.El pronóstico es de chubascos para mañana.
b. la previsión
(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).
According to the forecast, sales are expected to increase by five percent this year.Según la previsión, las ventas aumentarán un cinco por ciento este año.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to predict)
a. pronosticar
They've forecast sunny days all weekend.Han pronosticado días soleados todo el fin de semana.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to predict)
a. pronosticar
What did the meteorologist forecast for tomorrow?¿Qué pronosticó el meteorólogo para mañana?
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