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"Imagine" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "imaginar", and "suppose" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "suponer". Learn more about the difference between "imagine" and "suppose" below.
imagine(
ih
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mah
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jihn
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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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suppose(
suh
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poz
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to assume)
a. suponer
We supposed that no one was home because all the lights were off.Supusimos que no había nadie en casa porque todas las luces estaban apagadas.
b. imaginar
I suppose you must be tired. Here is your room for the night.Imagino que has de estar cansada. Aquí está tu habitación para esta noche.
2. (to think)
a. suponer
Do you suppose we have enough time to eat?¿Supones que tenemos tiempo para comer?
b. imaginarse
I suppose we should wash the dishes because they're starting to pile up.Me imagino que deberíamos lavar los platos porque están empezando a amontonarse.
c. imaginar
I suppose I got to the party around 10 pm.Imagino que llegué a la fiesta alrededor de las 10 pm.
d. creer
Do you suppose the restaurant on the corner will be open tonight?¿Crees que el restaurante de la esquina estará abierto esta noche?
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to presuppose)
a. suponer
The contract supposes the agreement between the two parties.El contrato supone el acuerdo entre las dos partes.
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