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hesitate

Pronunciation: /ˈhezəteɪt; ˈhezɪteɪt/

Translation of hesitate in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • vacilar, titubear 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/infinitivo dudar en + infinitive/infinitivo 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 decirloto hesitate about/over sth/-ing they 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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