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will 1

American English: /wɪl/
British English: /wɪl/

modal verb past tense would

'll es la contracción de will de will not y 'll've 'll've de will have
When translating will into Spanish, the future tense is not always the first option. Ir + a + infinitive is common in Latin American countries. For examples, see the entry below.
  • 1 1.1 (talking about the future) he'll come on Friday
    vendrá el viernes
    va a venir el viernes
    he said he would come on Friday
    dijo que vendría or iba a venir el viernes
    he won't ever change his ways
    no cambiará nunca
    no va a cambiar nunca
    will you be staying at Jack's?
    ¿te vas a quedar en casa de Jack?
    they'll've finished the bridge by then
    para entonces ya habrán acabado el puente
    I knew they would have finished it
    yo sabía que lo habrían acabado or que lo iban a haber acabado
    at the end of this month, he'll have been working here for a year
    este fin de mes hará or va a hacer un año que trabaja aquí
    you'll live to regret this
    te vas a arrepentir de esto
    it was a decision he would live to regret
    fue una decisión de la cual se iba a arrepentir or se arrepentiría más tarde
    you won't leave without me, will you?
    no te irás sin mí ¿no?
    Example 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.
    1.2 (expressing resolution) (with first person) I won't let you down
    no te fallaré
    no te voy a fallar
    Example sentences
    • 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) will you do me a favor?
    ¿quieres hacerme un favor?
    ¿me haces un favor?
    she won't tell us what happened
    no nos quiere decir qué pasó
    we asked her, but she wouldn't tell us
    se lo preguntamos, pero no nos quiso decir
    I won't stand for this
    no pienso tolerar esto
    think what you will
    piensa lo que quieras or lo que te parezca
    as you will!
    como quieras
    try as he will, he can't do it
    por mucho que lo intenta, no logra hacerlo
    it can be compared, if you will, to a detective novel
    puede comparárselo, si se quiere or por así decirlo con una novela policíaca
    2.2 (in orders) will you stop interrupting!
    ¡quieres dejar de interrumpirme!
    be quiet, will you!
    cállate, ¿quieres?
    ¡quieres callarte!
    Example sentences
    • By the way, you will stop me when I get a title graphic up that everyone likes won't you?
    2.3 (in invitations) will you have a drink?
    ¿quieres tomar algo?
    won't you come in?
    ¿no quieres pasar?
    you'll stay for dinner, won't you?
    te quedas a cenar ¿no?
    Example sentences
    • 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) there's a package for you — that'll be the books I ordered
    hay un paquete para ti — deben (de) ser los libros que encargué
    won't they be having lunch now?
    ¿no estarán comiendo ahora?
    you will have gathered that …
    te habrás dado cuenta de que …
    that would have been in 1947
    eso debe (de) haber sido en 1947
    we had a long chat, but you wouldn't remember
    charlamos un rato largo, pero tú no te acordarás or no creo que tú te acuerdes
    Example 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) she'll be quite happy and all of a sudden she'll burst out crying
    es capaz de estar de lo más contenta y de repente echarse a llorar
    I'll watch anything on television
    yo soy capaz de mirar cualquier cosa en la televisión
    he'd go out and get drunk every Saturday
    todos los sábados salía a emborracharse
    they'd sit up all night discussing politics
    solían quedarse levantados toda la noche hablando de política
    don't worry, these things will happen oil and water won't mix
    el aceite y el agua no se mezclan
    he will jump to conclusions
    él siempre tiene que precipitarse a sacar conclusiones
    what do you expect, if you will keep spoiling him?
    ¿qué quieres, si lo mimas continuamente?
    you won't be told, will you?
    ¡qué cosa! ¿por qué no haces caso?
    4.2 (indicating capability) it will do 40 miles per gallon
    hace 40 millas por galón
    this door won't shut
    esta puerta no cierra or no quiere cerrar
    the car wouldn't start, so I took a taxi
    el coche no arrancó or no quiso arrancar, así que me tomé un taxi
    I was getting nervous because the car wouldn't start
    me estaba poniendo nervioso porque el coche no arrancaba
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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will 2
American English: /wɪl/
British English: /wɪl/

noun

  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (faculty) the teaching of the Church on freedom of will
    la doctrina de la Iglesia sobre el libre albedrío
    she has a will of her own
    sabe lo que quiere
    this machine has a will of its own
    esta máquina está endiablada
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (determination, willpower) he showed enormous strength of will
    demostró tener una gran (fuerza de) voluntad
    they didn't manage to break her will
    no consiguieron doblegarla
    a will of iron
    una voluntad férrea or de hierro
    she seems to have lost the will to live
    parece que hubiera perdido las ansias or las ganas de vivir
    they set about their tasks with a will
    se pusieron a trabajar con empeño
    where there's a will, there's a way
    Example 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.
    1.3 (desire, intention) it was her will that …
    fue su voluntad que …
    quiso que …
    the will of the people
    la voluntad del pueblo
    it was God's will
    Dios así lo quiso
    fue la voluntad divina
    I don't want to force you against your will
    no quiero obligarte contra tu voluntad
    he did it against his father's will
    lo hizo contra la voluntad de su padre
    with the best will in the world
    con la mejor voluntad del mundo
    patients may come and go at will
    los pacientes pueden entrar y salir a voluntad or cuando quieren or [formal] cuando les place
    she was able to cry at will
    podía llorar cuando le daba la gana
    fire at will!
    Example sentences
    • 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 will
    hacer su ( or mi etc) testamento
    last will and testament
    última voluntad y testamento
    Example 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) I was willing her to get the answer right
    estaba deseando con todas mis fuerzas or con toda mi voluntad que diera la respuesta correcta
    we all willed him on to the finish
    tanto lo deseábamos, que lo ayudamos a llegar a la meta
    1.2 (desire, ordain) [formal]
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    legar
    dejar en testamento
    Example 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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