look forward to
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look forward to(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to await eagerly)
a. tener muchas ganas de
I'm looking forward to meeting you in person.Tengo muchas ganas de conocerte en persona.
b. estar deseando
I'm looking forward to seeing the new movie on Friday.Estoy deseando ver la nueva película viernes.
c. esperar
Thank you for such a wonderful time. I look forward to being able to see you again.Gracias por este rato tan agradable. Espero poder volver a verte.
d. desear
My cousins are looking forward to Christmas to see all the presents they'll receive.Mis primos desean la llegada de la Navidad para ver todos los regalos que recibirán.
2. (in letters)
a. quedar a la espera de
Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to your reply.Gracias por considerar mi solicitud. Quedo a la espera de su respuesta.
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look forward to
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a.
to l forward to somethingestar deseando que llegue algo
I was looking forward to my holidays/a good breakfasttenía muchas ganas de coger las vacaciones/de un buen desayuno
I'm looking forward to our next meeting in Aprilconfío en que nuestra próxima reunión de abril será de sumo interés
I'm sure we're all looking forward to a productive couple of days' workseguro que vamos a disfrutar de dos días de fructífero trabajo
to l forward to doing somethingestar deseando hacer algo, tener muchas ganas de hacer algo
I l forward to hearing from youquedo a la espera de recibir noticias suyas
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look forward to
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb_plus_preposition
[+event] esperar con ansia; esperar con impaciencia
we're looking forward to the journey el viaje nos hace mucha ilusión; we had been looking forward to it for weeks durante semanas enteras veníamos pensando en eso con mucha ilusión; I'm really looking forward to the holidays estoy deseando que lleguen las vacaciones; I'm not looking forward to it at all no me hace ninguna ilusión; to look forward to doing sth tener muchas ganas de or estar deseando hacer algo; looking forward to hearing from you ... (in letter) a la espera de sus noticias ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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