guess

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guess(
gehs
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to try to come up with the answer)
a. adivinar
If you guess how old I am, I'll give you $10.Si adivinas cuántos años tengo, te daré $10.
2. (to suppose)
a. suponer
I guess we should clean the house.Supongo que deberíamos limpiar la casa.
3. (to estimate)
a. calcular
I don't know how long is the journey. I'd guess it's two hours.No sé cuánto dura el viaje. Calculo que dos horas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to postulate)
a. adivinar
If you don't know, you can guess.Si no lo sabes, puedes adivinar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (estimate)
a. la suposición
(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).
(F)
My guess was wrong as they arrived at three o'clock.Mi suposición fue incorrecta ya que llegaron a las tres.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
How many jellybeans do you think are in the jar? Take a guess!¿Cuántas gominas crees que hay en el frasco? ¡Adivina!
The students made lots of guesses but could not get the answer.Los estudiantes adivinaron muchas veces, pero no acertaron la respuesta.
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guess
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la conjetura f, suposición
(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).
(F)
to have or make a guessintentar adivinar
at a guessa ojo (de buen cubero)
it was a lucky guesslo he adivinado por casualidad
it's anybody's guessno se sabe
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (estimate)
a. adivinar
guess who I saw!¡adivina a quién he visto!
you've guessed it!¡has acertado!
3. (suppose)
a. suponer
I guess you're rightsupongo que tienes razón
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. adivinar
to guess rightacertar
to guess wrongequivocarse, no acertar
to keep somebody guessingtener a alguien en vilo
to guess at somethinghacer suposiciones or conjeturas acerca de algo
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guess [ɡes]
noun
(conjecture) conjetura (f); suposición (f); (estimate) estimación (f) aproximada
to make/have a guess adivinar
have a guess I'll give you three guesses a ver si lo adivinas
at a (rough) guess a ojo; my guess is that ... yo creo que ...; it's anybody's guess ¿quién sabe?; your guess is as good as mine! ¡vete a saber!
transitive verb
1 [+answer, meaning] acertar; [+height, weight, number] adivinar
guess what! ¡a que no lo adivinas!; guess who! ¡a ver si adivinas quién soy!; I guessed as much me lo suponía; you've guessed it! ¡has acertado!; I never guessed it was so big nunca supuse que fuera tan grande; I guessed him to be about 20 le eché unos 20 años
2 especially (US) (suppose) creer; suponer
I guess you're right supongo que tienes razón; I guess we'll buy it me imagino que lo compraremos
intransitive verb
1 (make a guess) adivinar; (guess correctly) acertar
you'll never guess no lo adivinarás nunca; he's just guessing no hace más que especular; to keep sb guessing mantener a algn a la expectativa; to guess at sth intentar adivinar algo; all that time we never guessed en todo ese tiempo no lo sospechábamos
2 especially (US) (suppose) suponer; creer
I guess so creo que sí; he's happy, I guess supongo que está contento
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