Translation of expect in Spanish:
- 1 (anticipate) I expected as muchya me lo esperabaI hadn't been there before and I didn't know quite what to expectnunca había estado allí y no sabía bien con qué me iba a encontraras one might expect, as might be expectedcomo era de esperaris he coming tonight? — I expect so¿va a venir esta noche? — supongo que síit's not quite what I expectedno es exactamente lo que yo esperabawe're not expecting any troubleno creemos que vaya a haber problemasI'll do my best, but don't expect miraclesharé lo que pueda, pero no esperes milagrosto expect to +
infinitiveshe expects to win the matchespera ganar el partidoyou can expect to pay £20 a headcalcule que le va a costar unas 20 libras por personato expect somebody/something to + infinitivedon't expect me to change my mind I expected her to complainpensé or creí que iba a protestarnow at least we know what to expectahora por lo menos sabemos a qué atenernosExample sentences
- Everybody expects me to continue on, business as usual.
- It was pretty funny, but we didn't expect her to continue for too long, so we kept on going, walking along the road.
- Mom doesn't say anything, she just waits like she expects me to continue, so I do.
- David Cuddy did announce his intention to cease inter county hurling this year but he is expected back very soon.
- That monastery he talks about shouldn't expect him any time soon.
- We expect him home soon and we feel sure he will make a good recovery.
- 2 (imagine)suponerI expect (that) you're tired
imaginarsesupongo or me imagino que estarás cansadoExample sentences
- I am fed up with your council rubbish and propaganda and I expect a lot of other people are as well.
- Whether it is a leadership academy or whatever, is a matter for others to decide, I expect.
- There will be good and bad days, but I expect the rehab will be just as tough.
- 3 (await) I'll expect you at eightte espero a las ochoexpect me when you see meno me esperes: si vengo, vengoI've been expecting youte estaba esperandoto be expecting a baby/twinsesperar un bebé/mellizosExample sentences
- Meanwhile, the chances of a white Christmas in York looked less likely as showers were expected to stay on the west side of the country.
- His optimism is based on record profits at banks and oil firms but he also expects the recovery in the stock markets to increase receipts, despite concerns over the US economy.
- The firm expects interest rates to remain unchanged at least in the first half.
- 4 (require)to expect somebody to +
infinitiveI'm expected to do it without help(se supone que) lo tengo que hacer soloI expect you to be thereespero que or cuento con que estés allíhe expected me to payesperaba or pretendía que yo pagarayou can hardly be expected to apologizeno tienes por qué disculpartewhat do you expect me to do about it?¿qué quieres que haga yo?to expect something ( fromsomebody)do they expect payment/a tip (from us)?¿tenemos que pagarles/dejarles propina?that's the least you'd expectes lo menos que se puede esperarto expect something ofsomebodyesperar algodon't expect too much of her: she's only a child dealguienno esperes mucho de ella, es solo una niñaExample sentences
- Most of us switch the system on and off as we require; we expect lots of heat and hot water 365 days a year.
- Society requires and expects protection from drunken drivers, speeding drivers and dangerous drivers.
- When is it appropriate to begin expecting mature judgments from children?
- Employers don't expect you to know everything, but they do assume you are willing to learn.
- The bottom line is that employers expect you to have some sense of what you want to do in terms of career goals.
- If you do not have the right to vote, why then, should you be expected to pay taxes.
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