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"Imagine" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "imaginar", and "please" is an interjection which is often translated as "por favor". Learn more about the difference between "imagine" and "please" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to envision)
a. imaginar
I never imagined you were a reggaeton fan.Nunca imaginé que fueras fan del reggaetón.
Imagine humans could talk to whales.Imagina que los humanos pudieran hablar con las ballenas.
b. imaginarse
Imagine you're walking along the beach on a warm day.Imagínate que estás caminando por la playa en un día caluroso.
c. figurarse
Imagine all the good we could do with your donation to our organization.Figúrate todo el bien que podríamos lograr con tu donativo a nuestra organización.
2. (to falsely believe)
a. imaginarse
Poor Berta. She imagines she is going to be the Spring Queen.Pobre Berta, se imagina que va a ser la Reina de la Primavera.
b. creerse
She imagines she's the artist's girlfriend, but she's crazy.Se cree la novia del artista, pero está loca.
3. (to suppose)
a. suponer
Imagine you had a million dollars. What would you do?Supón que tuvieras un millón de dólares. ¿Qué harías?
b. figurarse
Paco only pumps gas, but he imagines he's the owner of the gas station.Paco es solo un despachador, pero se figura que es el dueño de la gasolinera.
c. imaginarse
I imagine he's very happy with the results his sales team produced this quarter.Me imagino que está muy contento con los resultados del equipo de ventas este trimestre.
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (polite expression)
a. por favor
Please, bring me a glass of water.Por favor, tráigame un vaso de agua.
2. (expression of annoyance)
a. por Dios
Could you just stop talking for a second, please!¡Por Dios! ¿Puedes dejar de hablar por un momento?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to prefer)
a. querer
The queen does what she pleases.La reina hace lo que quiera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to satisfy)
a. complacer
You're constantly trying to please people. Don't you get tired of it?Siempre estás intentando complacer a la gente. ¿No te cansas?
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