underestimate
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underestimate(
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duhr
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ehs
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tih
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meyt
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uhn
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duhr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to think very little of)
a. subestimar
Don't underestimate him. He actually has more talent than you think.No lo subestimes. En realidad, tiene más talento del que crees.
b. menospreciar
Beauty may fade, but you should never underestimate the value of your intelligence.La belleza puede marchitarse, pero nunca debes menospreciar el valor de tu inteligencia.
c. infravalorar
Your contributions may have been small, but don't underestimate the effect they have had on the project.Puede que tus contribuciones hayan sido pequeñas, pero no infravalores el efecto que han tenido en el proyecto.
2. (to guess too low)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
We initially underestimated the cost of the project, so we were surprised when we saw the actual cost.Inicialmente, calculamos un costo más bajo para el proyecto, así que nos sorprendió cuando vimos el costo real.
We underestimated the number of jellybeans in the jar by only one.Al calcular el número de gomitas en la jarra, fallamos por una.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (miscalculation)
a. el cálculo demasiado bajo
(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).
Don't give me an underestimate. I want to be able to pay you when this is done.No me des un cálculo demasiado bajo. Quiero poder pagarte cuando hayas terminado.
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underestimate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la infravaloración
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. infravalorar, subestimar
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underestimate
noun
[ˌʌndərˈestɪmɪt] estimación (f) demasiado baja; cálculo (m) demasiado bajo
transitive verb
[ˈʌndərˈestɪmeɪt] [+strength, importance, value, person] subestimar; menospreciar
you shouldn't underestimate her no deberías subestimarla; I underestimated the size of the sofa al calcular las dimensiones del sofá me quedé corta; they had underestimated the size of the problem no le habían dado al problema la importancia que merecía
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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