must
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must(
muhst
)
An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
1. (obligation)
a. deber
You must stay in bed after the operation.Debes quedarte en cama después de la operación.
b. tener que
You must bring your books to class.Tienes que traer tus libros a clase.
2. (suggestion)
a. tener que
We must have lunch some time.Tenemos que quedarnos a almorzar un día de estos.
3. (likelihood)
a. deber de
You must be very tired after your long drive.Debes de estar muy cansado después de manejar tanto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (indispensable thing)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Having a cell phone is a must nowadays.Hoy en día es indispensable tener un celular.
This album is a must for all fans of jazz music.Este es un álbum que no deben perderse todos los aficionados a la música jazz.
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must
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (necessity)
a.
to be a mustser imprescindible
2. (thing not to be missed)
a.
this film's a mustesta película hay que verla or no hay que perdérsela
An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
3. (expressing obligation)
a. tener que, deber
you must do ittienes que hacerlo, debes hacerlo
you must be ready at four o'clocktienes que estar listo a las cuatro
you mustn't tell anyoneno se lo digas a nadie
this plant must be watered dailyesta planta hay que regarla todos los días
I must say I thought it was rather goodla verdad es que me pareció bastante bueno
will you come with me? — if I must¿vendrás conmigo? — si no queda más remedio
take it if you mustllévatelo or
must you be so silly?¡mira que eres tonto!
4. (suggesting, inviting)
a. tener que
you must come and visit ustienes que venir a vernos
we must go out for a drink sometimetenemos que quedar algún día para tomar algo
5. (expressing probability)
a. deber de
you must be hungrydebes de tener hambre
it must be interesting working theredebe de ser interesante trabajar allí
I must have made a mistakedebo de haberme equivocado
you must be joking!¡no lo dirás en serio!
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must [mʌst]
modal verb
1 (obligation) deber; tener que
I must do it debo hacerlo; tengo que hacerlo; the patient must have complete quiet el enfermo debe tener or tiene que tener or requiere silencio absoluto; I must buy some presents tengo que comprar unos regalos; you must come again next year tienes que volver el año que viene; you mustn't forget to send her a card no te vayas a olvidar de mandarle una tarjeta; you mustn't touch it no debes tocarlo
must not be switched off no debe apagarse
but you must come
I'll do it if I must si me obligan, lo haré; lo haré si es necesario
do it if you must hazlo si es necesario
if you must know, I'm Portuguese para que lo sepa, soy portugués
one must not be too hopeful no hay que ser demasiado optimista
I really must go now de verdad que me tengo que ir ya
I must say, he's very irritating tengo que decir que es muy irritante
[what] must we do now?
why must you always be so rude? ¿por qué tienes que ser siempre tan maleducado?
2 (probability) deber de
you must be tired debes de estar cansado; it must be cold up there debe de hacer frío allí arriba; he must be there by now ya debe de estar allí; it must be eight o'clock by now ya deben de ser las ocho
it must be about three o'clock
but you must have seen her! ¡pero debes de haberla visto!
[there] must be some problem
there must be a reason debe de haber or tiene que haber una razón
noun
this programme is a must no hay que perderse este programa; este programa hay que verlo
must [mʌst]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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