Share this entry

Share this page

imaginar

Translation of imaginar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (imaginarse)

  • 1.1 (suponer, figurarse) to imagine me imagino que no le habrán quedado ganas de repetir la experiencia I don't imagine o/or suppose he feels like repeating the experience no me imagino qué puede haber estado haciendo allí I can't imagine o/or think what he could have been doing there no te puedes imaginar lo mal que nos trató you've no idea how badly she treated us nunca me hubiera imaginado que nos iba a traicionar I'd never have dreamed o/or imagined that he would betray us ¿sabes cuánto les costó? — me imagino que un dineral do you know how much it cost them? — a fortune, I should imagine o/or think ¿quedó contento? — ¡imagínate! was he happy? — what do you think! ¿habrá que moverlo de ahí? — me imagino que sí do you think we'll have to move it — I suppose so o I imagine so o it looks like it no sabes cómo me dolió — ¡me (lo) imagino! it was unbelievably painful — I can imagine! o/or [familiar/colloquial] I bet it was! 1.2 (formar una imagen mental) to imagine ¿te la imaginas con diez kilos menos? can you imagine o/or picture her ten kilos lighter? me lo imaginaba más alto I imagined him to be taller, I thought he would be taller imagínatelo sin barba imagine how he'd look without a beard

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day llanero
m,f
plainsman …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.