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American English: /ˈhɛzəˌteɪt/
British English: /ˈhɛzɪteɪt/

Translation of hesitate in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • try to speak slowly, but without hesitating
    trata de hablar despacio, pero sin vacilar or titubear
    I hesitated before going in
    dudé or vacilé antes de entrar
    I'd hesitate before committing myself, if I were you
    yo que tú lo pensaría dos veces antes de comprometerme
    to hesitate to + infinitive
    dudar en + infinitive
    I hesitate to ask such a personal question, but …
    no sé si hacer una pregunta tan personal, pero …
    I hesitate to criticize a colleague, but …
    no me gusta criticar a una colega, pero …
    if you have any problems/questions, please don't hesitate to ask
    si tienes algún problema/alguna duda, no dejes de preguntar
    if you need more, don't hesitate to ask me
    si necesitas más, pídemelo con toda confianza
    if I thought he was wrong, I wouldn't hesitate to say so
    si creyera que está equivocado, no dudaría en decirlo
    to hesitate about/over something/-ingthey hesitated for several days about buying the house
    estuvieron dudando varios días si comprar la casa
    she's still hesitating about accepting the job
    todavía no ha decidido si aceptar o no el trabajo
    he hesitated over the difficult words
    titubeaba con las palabras difíciles
    he who hesitates is lost
    la ocasión la pintan calva
    Example sentences
    • Each of these icons should open a balloon help when the user hesitates over it with the mouse.
    • Men are almost twice as likely to pause or hesitate when they speak unlike women who are more fluent speakers.
    • They discovered that men are almost twice a likely as women to pause or hesitate when talking.
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