modal verb past tense would
- 1 1.1 (talking about the future) See examples: he'll come on Fridayhe said he would come on Fridayvendrá el viernesva a venir el vierneshe won't ever change his waysdijo que vendría or iba a venir el vierneswill you be staying at Jack's?no cambiará nuncano va a cambiar nuncathey'll've finished the bridge by then¿te vas a quedar en casa de Jack?I knew they would have finished itpara entonces ya habrán acabado el puenteat the end of this month, he'll have been working here for a yearyo sabía que lo habrían acabado or que lo iban a haber acabadoyou'll live to regret thiseste fin de mes hará or va a hacer un año que trabaja aquíit was a decision he would live to regrette vas a arrepentir de estoyou won't leave without me, will you?fue una decisión de la cual se iba a arrepentir or se arrepentiría más tardeno te irás sin mí ¿no?Example sentences1.2 (expressing resolution) (with first person) I won't let you down
no te fallaréno te voy a fallarExample sentences
- Soon there will be bitter regret at all the public land being squandered irredeemably.
- Now that she has settled into the British way of life the move to Bradford is one she will never regret.
- Alcohol loosens tongues and will allow you to say things you will truly regret later.
- We are a very strong team and we will turn it around.
- If you make something special and powerful and honest and true, you will succeed.
- It just takes so long to get the help needed but I'm so much stronger now and I know I will get through it.
- 2 2.1 (expressing willingness) See examples: will you do me a favor?she won't tell us what happened¿quieres hacerme un favor?we asked her, but she wouldn't tell usno nos quiere decir qué pasóI won't stand for thisse lo preguntamos, pero no nos quiso decirthink what you willno pienso tolerar estoas you will!piensa lo que quieras or lo que te parezcatry as he will, he can't do itcomo quierasit can be compared, if you will, to a detective novelpor mucho que lo intenta, no logra hacerlo2.2 (in orders) See examples: will you stop interrupting!puede comparárselo, si se quiere or por así decirlo con una novela policíacabe quiet, will you!¡quieres dejar de interrumpirme!cállate, ¿quieres?¡quieres callarte!Example sentences2.3 (in invitations) See examples: will you have a drink?
won't you come in?¿quieres tomar algo?you'll stay for dinner, won't you?¿no quieres pasar?te quedas a cenar ¿no?Example sentences
- By the way, you will stop me when I get a title graphic up that everyone likes won't you?
- Neither man will give his consent for the use of the embryos, which is required by law.
- He is keen to cater to all and if requested will happily search out brands he doesn't already stock.
- Bury is not hosting any official events, but will help groups to organise parties.
- 3 (expressing conjecture) See examples: there's a package for you — that'll be the books I orderedwon't they be having lunch now?hay un paquete para ti — deben (de) ser los libros que encarguéyou will have gathered that …¿no estarán comiendo ahora?that would have been in 1947te habrás dado cuenta de que …we had a long chat, but you wouldn't remembereso debe (de) haber sido en 1947charlamos un rato largo, pero tú no te acordarás or no creo que tú te acuerdesExample sentences
- The anger felt in the Square Mile will probably not be comprehensible to him, but it is real.
- Since this is a matter of probabilities, it will often not be easy to calculate.
- However often the symptoms will be present for some months or years before help is sought.
- 4 4.1 (indicating habit, characteristic) See examples: she'll be quite happy and all of a sudden she'll burst out cryingI'll watch anything on televisiones capaz de estar de lo más contenta y de repente echarse a llorarhe'd go out and get drunk every Saturdayyo soy capaz de mirar cualquier cosa en la televisiónthey'd sit up all night discussing politicstodos los sábados salía a emborracharsedon't worry, these things will happen oil and water won't mixsolían quedarse levantados toda la noche hablando de políticahe will jump to conclusionsel aceite y el agua no se mezclanwhat do you expect, if you will keep spoiling him?él siempre tiene que precipitarse a sacar conclusionesyou won't be told, will you?¿qué quieres, si lo mimas continuamente?4.2 (indicating capability) See examples: it will do 40 miles per gallon¡qué cosa! ¿por qué no haces caso?this door won't shuthace 40 millas por galónthe car wouldn't start, so I took a taxiesta puerta no cierra or no quiere cerrarI was getting nervous because the car wouldn't startel coche no arrancó or no quiso arrancar, así que me tomé un taxime estaba poniendo nervioso porque el coche no arrancabaExample sentences
- The way we choose to interpret and perceive stares will influence our ability to cope with them.
- There are shareware programs that will generate tones of frequencies you specify.
- They will also float if you drop one overboard and you can scoop it up with a fish net.
- The strongest animals will never allow themselves to be captured and put in cages.
- All I have to do is walk down the street and kids and adults will stop and gawk at me.
- They will do this at a certain time of day and the great thing is to break them of the habit.
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (faculty) the teaching of the Church on freedom of willshe has a will of her ownla doctrina de la Iglesia sobre el libre albedríothis machine has a will of its ownsabe lo que quiereesta máquina está endiabladaExample sentences1.2 (determination, willpower) he showed enormous strength of will
they didn't manage to break her willdemostró tener una gran (fuerza de) voluntada will of ironno consiguieron doblegarlashe seems to have lost the will to liveuna voluntad férrea or de hierrothey set about their tasks with a willparece que hubiera perdido las ansias or las ganas de vivirwhere there's a will, there's a wayse pusieron a trabajar con empeñoExample sentences1.3 (desire, intention) it was her will that …
- It became this battle of wills between the two sides.
- We have to recognise that we have laid most of the building blocks already and that it is too late to win a battle of wills.
- If he is determined to make this a battle of wills, the outcome could be very messy.
the will of the peoplefue su voluntad que …quiso que …it was God's willla voluntad del puebloI don't want to force you against your willDios así lo quisofue la voluntad divinahe did it against his father's willno quiero obligarte contra tu voluntadwith the best will in the worldlo hizo contra la voluntad de su padrepatients may come and go at willcon la mejor voluntad del mundoshe was able to cry at willlos pacientes pueden entrar y salir a voluntad or cuando quieren or [formal] cuando les placefire at will!podía llorar cuando le daba la ganaExample sentences
- I am proud of myself; I have managed to fulfill a feat of endurance and willpower and maintain control over my body.
- It took all my willpower to restrain from running to the harbor and instead follow Mr. Kenton at a swift pace.
- The man looked to be using every ounce of willpower he possessed to restrain himself.
- As Hume illustrates, we might suppose that there are no Reasons in the area of ethics - just the desires or wills of particular persons, not necessarily shared or respected by anyone else.
- I doubted, as I watched over the little boy's head, that the old man would live, but there were always several people who had strong wills to live.
- Artistic talent is very often present, but the will to express this talent may be slow to appear.
- 2 countable (testament) to make one's willlast will and testamenthacer su ( or mi etc) testamentoúltima voluntad y testamentoExample sentences
- Up and down the country, thousands of other people have done the same, yet all of us knew at the time we signed such documents that these wills had no proper legal status.
- And those jurisdictions have also eliminated discrimination in the areas of property division, wills, stamp duty and hospital visitation rights.
- In her classes, she pestered professors with questions about how the legal topic in question - wills and trusts, property law - might apply to pets.
transitive verb past tense & past participle willed
- 1 1.1 (urge, try to cause) See examples: I was willing her to get the answer rightwe all willed him on to the finishestaba deseando con todas mis fuerzas or con toda mi voluntad que diera la respuesta correcta1.2 (desire, ordain) [formal]tanto lo deseábamos, que lo ayudamos a llegar a la metaExample sentences
- Is it the case that a spell will not work if the person casting it consciously desires or wills the outcome?
- From another angle, however, it is possible to argue that his premature death was willed by the state.
- To save the world, in this understanding, God willed the violent death of God's only beloved son.
- When he died, he willed that all he had hidden down here be buried with him.
- She had willed that after her death parts of her body be put on display or sent to those responsible for abusing animals.
- 2 (bequeath)dejar en testamentoExample sentences
- If I should die before he is freed, the case will be willed to another attorney.
- To Bentham, who willed his own body to the University of London, it was perfectly just to put the bodies of paupers to scientific use as a means of repaying their public debt.
- He willed the farm to Annie before lapsing into delirium and feverishly mumbling his last words in the Maori he knew so well.
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