Translation of "will" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk strong /wɪl/ us /wɪl/ weak /wəl, əl/ us /wɪl/

A2 used to talk about what is going to happen in the future

se usa para hablar del futuro de forma certera
Claire will be five next month.
I’ll (= I will) see him on Saturday.
She’ll (= she will) have a great time.

A1 used to talk about what someone or something is willing or able to do

se usa para expresar lo que alguien quiere o puede hacer
Ask Susie if she will take them.
The car won’t (= will not) start.

A2 used to ask someone to do something

se usa para pedir a alguien que haga algo
Will you give me her address?
Will you give that to Tony when you see him, please?


noun uk /wɪl/ us /wɪl/

the power to control your thoughts and actions

She has a very strong will.
He lacks the will to win.

[ no plural ] what someone wants

He said the tragedy was God’s will.
against your will

If you do something against your will, you do it because you have to and not because you want to.

en contra de la voluntad de uno
She was forced to marry him against her will.

a document that says who will get your money, house, and things when you die

She left me some money in her will.

(Translation of “will” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /wil/

the mental power by which one controls one’s thought, actions and decisions

voluntad, albedrío
Do you believe in freedom of the will?

(control over) one’s desire(s) or wish(es); determination

It was done against her will
He has no will of his own – he always does what the others want
Children often have strong wills
He has lost the will to live.

(a legal paper having written on it) a formal statement about what is to be done with one’s belongings, body etc after one’s death

Have you made a will yet?
wilful adjective ( willful)


testarudo, obstinado


deliberado, premeditado
wilful damage to property.
wilfully adverb ( willfully)

He wilfully refused to cooperate.
wilfulness noun ( willfulness)

-willed suffix

de voluntad…
weak-willed / strong-willed people.
willing adjective

ready to agree (to do something)

complaciente, dispuesto
a willing helper
She’s willing to help in any way she can.
willingly adverb

de buena gana
He willingly lent me the money.
willingness noun

buena voluntad/gana
willpower noun

the determination to do something

fuerza de voluntad
I don’t have the willpower to stop smoking.
at will

as, or when, one chooses

a voluntad
The team are so good that they almost seem able to score at will.
with a will

eagerly and energetically

con ilusión, con entusiasmo, con ganas
They set about (doing) their tasks with a will.

(Translation of “will” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)