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"Foretell" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "predecir", and "foresee" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "prever". Learn more about the difference between "foretell" and "foresee" 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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foresee(
fawr
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si
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to know in advance)
a. prever
The candidate filled us with hope by telling us that he foresaw a bright future for our country.El candidato nos llenó de esperanza diciéndonos que previó un futuro brillante para nuestro país.
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