have a hunch
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have a hunch
intransitive verb phrase
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
1. (to have a feeling)
a. tener la corazonada
We had a hunch that our boss was going to fire someone.Teníamos la corazonada de que nuestro jefe iba a despedir a alguien.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
Regionalism used in Mexico
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
Alex had a hunch that his girlfriend was going to break up with him.A Álex le latía que su novia iba a romper con él.
c. palpitar (Southern Cone)
I have a hunch that Gary is going to drop out of school. He almost never goes to class.Me palpita que Gary va a dejar sus estudios. Casi nunca va a clase.
d. tener una corazonada
Did you know they were planning a surprise party for you? - I had a hunch, but I wasn't sure.¿Sabías que planeaban hacerte una fiesta sorpresa? - Tenía una corazonada, pero no estaba seguro.
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