Translation of "expect" - English-Polish dictionary


verb uk us /ɪkˈspekt/

B1 to think that something will happen

oczekiwać, spodziewać się
[ + to do sth ] He didn't expect to see me.
[ + (that) ] I expect that she'll be very angry about this.
be expecting sb/sth

B1 to be waiting for someone or something to arrive

oczekiwać na kogoś/coś , spodziewać się kogoś/czegoś
I'm expecting a letter from my sister.

B2 to think that someone should behave in a particular way or do a particular thing

oczekiwać, wymagać
[ + to do sth ] You will be expected to work some weekends.
I expect mainly UK informal

B2 used to show that you think that something is likely to be true

pewnie, spodziewam się
I expect Isabel's told you about me?
"Will you be coming to the party?" "I expect so."
be expecting

B2 to be going to have a baby

spodziewać się (dziecka)
I'm expecting my first baby in May.

(Translation of “expect” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)