wonder
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wonder(
wuhn
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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 be curious)
a. preguntarse
I was wondering if you could help me with the project.Me preguntaba si podrías ayudarme con el proyecto.
I wonder if Jeb knows that I'm going to be his boss soon.Me pregunto si Jeb sabe que voy a ser su jefe pronto.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be amazed)
a. maravillarse
The shepherds wondered at the angel's message.Los pastores se maravillaron al oír el mensaje del ángel.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (miracle)
a. la maravilla
(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).
It's a wonder that you weren't hurt in that crash.Es una maravilla que no te hayas herido en el choque.
4. (amazement)
a. el asombro
(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).
When we went to the circus, my son gazed on in wonder.Cuando fuimos al circo, mi hijo miraba todo con asombro.
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wonder
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (miracle)
a. el milagro
(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).
to work or do wondershacer milagros
it's a wonder (that) he hasn't lost ites un milagro or es increíble que no lo haya perdido
no wonder the plan failedno es de extrañar que el plan haya fracasado
wonder drugdroga milagrosa
2. (astonishment)
a. el asombro
(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).
in wondercon asombro
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. preguntarse
one wonders whether…me pregunto si…
I was wondering if you were free tonightse me ocurre que quizá no tengas nada que hacer esta noche
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (be curious)
a. tener curiosidad, pensar
to wonder about somethingpreguntarse por algo
I wonder about her sometimeshay veces que no la entiendo
5. (literary)
a. asombrarse (be amazed)
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wonder [ˈwʌndəʳ]
noun
1 (feeling) asombro (m)
in wonder asombrado; maravillado
to be lost in wonder quedar maravillado
he was lost in wonder in front of the Great Pyramid
2 (object of wonder) maravilla (f); (cause of wonder) milagro (m)
the wonders of science las maravillas de la ciencia; the Seven Wonders of the World las Siete Maravillas del Mundo; the wonder of it was that ... lo (más) asombroso fue que ...; a nine-day wonder un prodigio que deja pronto de serlo; it's a wonder that ... es un milagro que ...
wonders will never cease! ¡todavía hay milagros!
to do wonders obrar milagros
it did wonders for her health obró milagros en su salud
that dress does wonders for you
it's little or no or small wonder that he left no es de extrañarse que se haya marchado
no wonder! ¡no me extraña!
he promised wonders prometió el oro y el moro
to work wonders obrar milagros
transitive verb
preguntarse
if you're wondering how to do it si te estás preguntando cómo hacerlo
I was just wondering if you knew ... me preguntaba si tu sabrías ...
I wonder what he'll do now me pregunto qué hará ahora
I wonder [where] he's going? ¿a dónde irá? me pregunto dónde irá
I wonder where Caroline is ¿dónde estará Caroline?; ¿me pregunto dónde estará Caroline?
I wonder whether the milkman's been a ver si el lechero ha venido
she wondered whether to go on no sabía si seguir adelante
I wonder why she said that ¿por qué diría eso?; me pregunto por qué dijo eso
intransitive verb
1 (ask o.s., speculate) preguntarse; pensar
"does she know about it?" — "I wonder" —¿se habrá enterado ella? —eso mismo me pregunto yo
I wondered about that for a long time le di muchas vueltas a eso
I was wondering if you could help te agradecería que me ayudaras
I often wonder me lo pregunto a menudo
it set me wondering me hizo pensar
2 (be surprised) asombrarse; maravillarse
to wonder at sth asombrarse de algo; maravillarse de algo
that's hardly to be wondered at eso no tiene nada de extraño; no hay que asombrarse de eso
can you wonder? natural, ¿no?
I shouldn't wonder! ¡sería lógico!
I shouldn't wonder if ... no me sorprendería que; she's married by now, I shouldn't wonder se habrá casado ya como sería lógico; cabe presumir que está casada ya
modifier
wonder boy (n) joven (m) prodigio
wonder drug (n) remedio (m) milagroso
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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