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"Bet" is a noun which is often translated as "la apuesta", and "I can imagine" is a phrase which is often translated as "ya me imagino". Learn more about the difference between "bet" and "I can imagine" below.
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.
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)
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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I can imagine(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (I bet)
a. ya me imagino
I was so mad when I found out she had lied to me. - I can imagine.Me enojé mucho cuando me enteré de que me había mentido. - Ya me imagino.
2. (I can envision)
a. me puedo imaginar
I can imagine how difficult that experience must have been for you.Me puedo imaginar lo difícil que habrá sido esa experiencia para ti.
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