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Translation of "expect" - English-Spanish dictionary

expect

verb   /ɪkˈspekt/
B1 to think that something will happen esperar He didn’t expect to see me. I expect that she’ll be very angry about this.
be expecting someone/something
B1 to be waiting for someone or something to arrive estar esperando a alguien/algo We’ve been expecting you.
to think that someone should do a particular thing esperar You will be expected to work some weekends.
be expecting
to be going to have a baby estar embarazada (de) I’m expecting my first baby in May.
I expect (that)… mainly UK
used to show that you think that something is true espero (que)… ‘Will you be coming to the party?’ ‘I expect so.’
(Definition of expect from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

expect

verb /ikˈspekt/
to think of as likely to happen or come esperar I’m expecting a letter today We expect her on tomorrow’s train.
to think or believe (that something will happen) esperar; creer He expects to be home tomorrow I expect that he will go ’Will she go too?’ ’I expect so’ / ’I don’t expect so’ / ’I expect not.’
to require esperar They expect high wages for their extremely skilled work You are expected to tidy your own room.
to suppose or assume suponer I expect (that) you’re tired.
expectancy noun
the state of expecting or hoping expectativa a feeling/look/air of expectancy.
expectant adjective
full of hope or expectation expectante the expectant faces of the audience.
expecting (a baby) encinta, embarazada an expectant mother.
expectantly adverb
con expectación The dog was looking at her expectantly.
expectation /ekspek-/ noun
the state of expecting expectativa In expectation of a wage increase, he bought a washing-machine.
what is expected esperanza He failed his exam, contrary to expectation(s) Did the concert come up to your expectations?
(Definition of expect from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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