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 Fridayvendrá el vierneshe said he would come on Friday
va a venir el viernesdijo que vendría or iba a venir el vierneshe won't ever change his waysno cambiará nuncawill you be staying at Jack's?
no va a cambiar nunca¿te vas a quedar en casa de Jack?they'll've finished the bridge by thenpara entonces ya habrán acabado el puenteI knew they would have finished ityo sabía que lo habrían acabado or que lo iban a haber acabadoat the end of this month, he'll have been working here for a yeareste fin de mes hará or va a hacer un año que trabaja aquíyou'll live to regret thiste vas a arrepentir de estoit was a decision he would live to regretfue una decisión de la cual se iba a arrepentir or se arrepentiría más tardeyou won't leave without me, will you?no te irás sin mí ¿no?Example sentences1.2 (expressing resolution) (with first person) I won't let you down
no te fallaré
- 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.
no te voy a fallarExample 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?she won't tell us what happened
¿me haces un favor?no nos quiere decir qué pasówe asked her, but she wouldn't tell usse lo preguntamos, pero no nos quiso decirI won't stand for thisno pienso tolerar estothink what you willpiensa lo que quieras or lo que te parezcaas you will!como quierastry as he will, he can't do itpor mucho que lo intenta, no logra hacerloit can be compared, if you will, to a detective novelpuede comparárselo, si se quiere or por así decirlo con una novela policíacaExample sentences2.2 (in orders) will you stop interrupting!
¡quieres dejar de interrumpirme!be quiet, will you!cállate, ¿quieres?
- 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.
¡quieres callarte!Example sentences2.3 (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?
- By the way, you will stop me when I get a title graphic up that everyone likes won't you?
- 3 (expressing conjecture) there's a package for you — that'll be the books I orderedhay un paquete para ti — deben (de) ser los libros que encarguéwon'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 1947eso debe (de) haber sido en 1947we had a long chat, but you wouldn't remembercharlamos 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) she'll be quite happy and all of a sudden she'll burst out cryinges capaz de estar de lo más contenta y de repente echarse a llorarI'll watch anything on televisionyo soy capaz de mirar cualquier cosa en la televisiónhe'd go out and get drunk every Saturdaytodos los sábados salía a emborracharsethey'd sit up all night discussing politicssolían quedarse levantados toda la noche hablando de políticadon't worry, these things will happen oil and water won't mixel aceite y el agua no se mezclanhe will jump to conclusionsél siempre tiene que precipitarse a sacar conclusioneswhat 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?Example sentences4.2 (indicating capability) it will do 40 miles per gallon
hace 40 millas por galónthis door won't shutesta puerta no cierra or no quiere cerrarthe car wouldn't start, so I took a taxiel coche no arrancó or no quiso arrancar, así que me tomé un taxiI was getting nervous because the car wouldn't startme estaba poniendo nervioso porque el coche no arrancabaExample 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.
- 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.
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (faculty) the teaching of the Church on freedom of willla doctrina de la Iglesia sobre el libre albedríoshe has a will of her ownsabe lo que quierethis machine has a will of its ownesta máquina está endiabladaExample sentences1.2 (determination, willpower) he showed enormous strength of will
demostró tener una gran (fuerza de) voluntadthey didn't manage to break her willno consiguieron doblegarlaa will of ironuna voluntad férrea or de hierroshe seems to have lost the will to liveparece que hubiera perdido las ansias or las ganas de vivirthey set about their tasks with a willse pusieron a trabajar con empeñowhere there's a will, there's a wayExample 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.
fue su voluntad que …the will of the people
- 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.
quiso que …la voluntad del puebloit was God's willDios así lo quisoI don't want to force you against your will
fue la voluntad divinano quiero obligarte contra tu voluntadhe did it against his father's willlo hizo contra la voluntad de su padrewith the best will in the worldcon la mejor voluntad del mundopatients may come and go at willlos pacientes pueden entrar y salir a voluntadlos pacientes pueden entrar y salir cuando quierenlos pacientes pueden entrar y salir cuando les place [formal]she was able to cry at willpodía llorar cuando le daba la ganafire at will!¡fuego a discreción!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 willhacer su ( or mi etc) testamentolast will and testamentúltima 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) I was willing her to get the answer rightestaba deseando con todas mis fuerzas or con toda mi voluntad que diera la respuesta correctawe all willed him on to the finishtanto lo deseábamos, que lo ayudamos a llegar a la meta1.2 (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.
- 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 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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