gamble
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gamble(
gahm
-
buhl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to place bets)
a. apostar
Did you gamble when you went to Las Vegas?¿Apostaste cuando fuiste a Las Vegas?
b. jugar
I prefer to gamble on horses instead of cards.Prefiero jugar a los caballos en lugar de las cartas.
2. (to risk)
a. especular
Ivan gambles with other people's money as a fund manager.Iván especula con el dinero de los demás como administrador de fondos.
b. jugar
Marco gambles in the futures market.Marco juega al mercado de futuros.
3. (to rely on)
a. confiar
Do you think Hugo will pay what he owes? - I wouldn't gamble on it.¿Crees que Hugo pagará lo que debe? - No me confiaría.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to bet)
a. apostar
I'm a beginning poker player, so I'm only going to gamble a dollar per hand.Soy un jugador de póquer principiante, así que sólo voy a apostar un dólar por mano.
b. jugar
Erica gambled $1,000 on the race and won.Erica jugó $1,000 en la carrera y ganó.
5. (to risk)
a. jugarse
He gambled his reputation on the company's new product.Se jugó la reputación en el producto nuevo de la empresa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (bet)
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 the gamble and had to swim in icy water.Perdió la apuesta y tuvo que nadar en agua helada.
7. (uncertainty)
a. el riesgo
(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).
Taking a walk in space is a gamble.Caminar en el espacio es un riesgo.
b. la lotería
(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).
Loving someone new is a gamble.Amar a alguien nuevo es una lotería.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hernan's gamble paid off and we won the contract.Valió la pena arriesgarse con la jugada de Hernán y ganamos el contrato.
Minerva decided to take a gamble and move to Buenos Aires.Minerva decidió arriesgarse y mudarse a Buenos Aires.
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gamble
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el riesgo
(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).
to take a gamblearriesgarse
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. jugarse
to gamble one's future on somethingjugarse el porvenir por algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. jugar, apostar dinero
to gamble on somethingapostar a algo
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gamble [ˈɡæmbl]
noun
(risk) riesgo (m); (bet) apuesta (f)
life's a gamble la vida es una lotería; the gamble came off la jugada salió bien; to have a gamble on [+horse] jugar dinero a; apostar a; [+Stock Exchange] jugar a; to take a gamble arriesgarse
transitive verb
[+money] jugar; apostar; [+one's life] arriesgar
to gamble everything/one's future (on sth) jugarse todo/el porvenir (a algo)
intransitive verb
(bet money) jugar; apostar; (take a chance) jugárselas
to gamble on sth confiar en algo; contar con algo; he gambled on my being there confiaba en que yo estuviera allí; contaba con que yo estuviera allí; to gamble on the Stock Exchange jugar a la Bolsa; to gamble with others' money especular con el dinero ajeno
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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