Translation of expect in Spanish:
- 1 (anticipate) I expected as muchI hadn't been there before and I didn't know quite what to expectya me lo esperabaas one might expect, as might be expectednunca había estado allí y no sabía bien con qué me iba a encontraris he coming tonight? — I expect socomo era de esperarit's not quite what I expected¿va a venir esta noche? — supongo que síwe're not expecting any troubleno es exactamente lo que yo esperabaI'll do my best, but don't expect miraclesno creemos que vaya a haber problemasto expect to +haré lo que pueda, pero no esperes milagros
infinitiveshe expects to win the matchyou can expect to pay £20 a headespera ganar el partidoto expect somebody/something to +calcule que le va a costar unas 20 libras por persona infinitivedon't expect me to change my mind I expected her to complainnow at least we know what to expectpensé or creí que iba a protestarahora 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)I expect (that) you're tiredimaginarsesupongo 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 eightexpect me when you see mete espero a las ochoI've been expecting youno me esperes: si vengo, vengoto be expecting a baby/twinste estaba esperandoesperar 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 helpI expect you to be there(se supone que) lo tengo que hacer solohe expected me to payespero que or cuento con que estés allíyou can hardly be expected to apologizeesperaba or pretendía que yo pagarawhat do you expect me to do about it?no tienes por qué disculparteto expect something (¿qué quieres que haga yo? fromsomebody)do they expect payment/a tip (from us)?that's the least you'd expect¿tenemos que pagarles/dejarles propina?to expect somethinges lo menos que se puede esperar ofsomebodydon't expect too much of her: she's only a childesperar algo 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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