Quick answer
"Wonder" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "preguntarse", and "question" is a noun which is often translated as "la pregunta". Learn more about the difference between "wonder" and "question" below.
wonder(
wuhn
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duhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be curious)
a. preguntarse
I was wondering if you could help me with the project.Me preguntaba si podrías ayudarme con el proyecto.
I wonder if Jeb knows that I'm going to be his boss soon.Me pregunto si Jeb sabe que voy a ser su jefe pronto.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be amazed)
a. maravillarse
The shepherds wondered at the angel's message.Los pastores se maravillaron al oír el mensaje del ángel.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (miracle)
a. la maravilla
(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).
It's a wonder that you weren't hurt in that crash.Es una maravilla que no te hayas herido en el choque.
4. (amazement)
a. el asombro
(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).
When we went to the circus, my son gazed on in wonder.Cuando fuimos al circo, mi hijo miraba todo con asombro.
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question(
kwehs
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chihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (query)
a. la pregunta
(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).
Do you have any questions about the procedure?¿Tiene alguna pregunta sobre el procedimiento?
There were ten questions on the exam.Había diez preguntas en el examen.
2. (matter)
a. la cuestión
(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).
It's a question of time before they find out about what happened.Solo es cuestión de tiempo hasta que se enteren de lo que pasó.
b. el asunto
(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).
The question of security was addressed by the manager.El director abordó el asunto de la seguridad.
3. (doubt)
a. la duda
(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).
There is no question that he is happy at college.No hay duda de que es feliz en la universidad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to ask questions of)
a. preguntar
They questioned me about my health.Me preguntaron acerca de mi salud.
b. interrogar
The police questioned him after the murder.La policía lo interrogó después del asesinato.
5. (to doubt)
a. dudar de
I questioned his honesty from the beginning.Dudé de su honestidad desde el principio.
b. poner en duda
Some question the authenticity of the manuscript.Algunos ponen en duda la autenticidad del manuscrito.
c. cuestionar
Colonists began to question the authority of the British monarchy.Los colonos comenzaron a cuestionar la autoridad de la monarquía británica.
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