Translation of expect in Spanish:


esperar, v.

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspɛkt//ɪkˈspɛkt//ɛkˈspɛkt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    I expected as much ya me lo esperaba
    • I hadn't been there before and I didn't know quite what to expect nunca había estado allí y no sabía bien con qué me iba a encontrar
    • as one might expect como era de esperar
    • as might be expected como era de esperar
    • is he coming tonight? — I expect so ¿va a venir esta noche? — supongo que sí
    • it's not quite what I expected no es exactamente lo que yo esperaba
    • we're not expecting any trouble no creemos que vaya a haber problemas
    • I'll do my best, but don't expect miracles haré lo que pueda, pero no esperes milagros
    • to expect to + inf
    • to expect sb/sth to + inf
    • she expects to win the match espera ganar el partido
    • you can expect to pay £20 a head calcule que le va a costar unas 20 libras por persona
    • don't expect me to change my mind no esperes que cambie de idea
    • I expected her to complain pensé / creí que iba a protestar
    • now at least we know what to expect ahora por lo menos sabemos a qué atenernos
  • 2

    I expect (that) you're tired supongo / me imagino que estarás cansado
  • 3

    I'll expect you at eight te espero a las ocho
    • expect me when you see me no me esperes: si vengo, vengo
    • I've been expecting you te estaba esperando
    • to be expecting a baby/twins esperar un bebé/mellizos
  • 4

    to expect sb to + inf
    • to expect sth ( from sb)
    • to expect sth of sb esperar algo de algn
    • I'm expected to do it without help (se supone que) lo tengo que hacer solo
    • I expect you to be there espero que / cuento con que estés allí
    • he expected me to pay esperaba / pretendía que yo pagara
    • you can hardly be expected to apologize no tienes por qué disculparte
    • what do you expectme to do about it? ¿qué quieres que haga yo?
    • do they expect payment/a tip (from us)? ¿tenemos que pagarles/dejarles propina?
    • that's the least you'd expect es lo menos que se puede esperar
    • don't expect too much of her: she's only a child no esperes mucho de ella, es solo una niña

intransitive verb

  • 1informal

    she's expecting está esperando (familia)
    • The Liberal Democrat, Labour and Green groups are expected to put forward budget proposals over the next two weeks.
    • He looked at me as if I had gone insane, having expected me to tell him to shove off, most likely.
    • I'm expecting him to turn back around and continue.
    • The lady of the middle-class house wasn't expected to break into a sweat.
    • The station is expecting another fuel delivery tomorrow, and stocks are expected to last until then.
    • Mom doesn't say anything, she just waits like she expects me to continue, so I do.
    • Dee expects him to continue to attend until the age limit of eighteen.
    • I expect insurers and other firms to preserve their profit margins at all costs.
    • Whatever happens, she is not expected to live beyond a further year and is likely to succumb to a respiratory infection this winter.
    • Everybody expects me to continue on, business as usual.
    • Holly was expecting her friend Natalie and brother Oliver was expecting his friend Ryan.
    • Everyone turned to her, expecting her to continue.
    • ‘I doubt we will see that scoreline again, but we can enter the game free of pressure because no-one expects us to win,’ he said.
    • What happens when everyone expects you to forgive?
    • It was pretty funny, but we didn't expect her to continue for too long, so we kept on going, walking along the road.
    • We were told we had to wait for a short while, as they were expecting other couples, soon.
    • We expect him home soon and we feel sure he will make a good recovery.
    • Members of the corporate services board are expected to ratify the budget at a meeting later today.
    • She looked to him, expecting him to say something, yet he continued to stare into space.
    • Once she had reached him, he expected her to wait for him, but she continued to walk past him.
    • No one seriously expects us to win.
    • Highways experts were today expected to reveal firm plans for safety improvements to a Ryedale accident blackspot.
    • David Cuddy did announce his intention to cease inter county hurling this year but he is expected back very soon.
    • Your mother is most likely expecting you for some family activity.
    • It takes place in the middle of the school half-term break when families are expected to flock to the attraction.
    • Likely buyers were expected to be from America where the aircraft would earn its living in air shows.
    • The next day we were expecting a visit from my cousin Bryan from Calgary.
    • That monastery he talks about shouldn't expect him any time soon.
    • The first has so many tracks I expect they're old recordings of obscure performers.
    • I expect he's too busy at the moment to be opening supermarkets in Didcot.
    • I am fed up with your council rubbish and propaganda and I expect a lot of other people are as well.
    • In the main, I expect most of these arrive and leave around the morning and evening rush hour.
    • This is not what I went to uni for, albeit I expect next year will be much harder.
    • In fact since her original words make her look silly I expect she was anxious to have the quote changed.
    • That'd be a large downwards arrow for the benefit of the whining Wolves fans, I expect.
    • There will be good and bad days, but I expect the rehab will be just as tough.
    • The other clipped two have disappeared to a nesting site further along the canal, I expect.
    • Whether it is a leadership academy or whatever, is a matter for others to decide, I expect.
    • His optimism is based on record profits at banks and oil firms but he also expects the recovery in the stock markets to increase receipts, despite concerns over the US economy.
    • Nearly half of all companies anticipated a drop in staffing levels, with just three, including two taxi firms, expecting an increase.
    • Traffic jams were expected because farmers were taking livestock with them.
    • At the same time, budget spending is expected to increase toward the end of the year.
    • The company is expected to announce its next move in the next few days.
    • The best place to look for a new job is the financial industry with 63 per cent of firms expecting an increase in IT staff.
    • The firm expects interest rates to remain unchanged at least in the first half.
    • The red-hot temperatures are expected to send demand for water soaring.
    • Farmers are now expecting prices to lift by an equivalent amount.
    • A further 19 per cent growth is expected by the end of this year.
    • Meanwhile, the chances of a white Christmas in York looked less likely as showers were expected to stay on the west side of the country.
    • For 2003, chip sales are expected to rise eight per cent to £7.9 billion.
    • The firm expects total investment in these three countries this year to be around €500 million, or half the total mainland Europe spend.
    • The firm expects a reduction of 10,000 this year, with about 4,000 of these being voluntary reductions.
    • The firm expects this upward trend to continue as more companies increase space and headcount later this year to cope with expansion plans.
    • The decision, widely expected by economists, had little impact on the financial markets.
    • However, revenues are expected to grow at over 100 per cent per annum for the next three years.
    • World demand for energy is expected be about two thirds above current levels by 2030.
    • The death toll was widely expected to rise.
    • Analysts now expect 2001 sales to jump at least 70 %, to $736 million.
    • On the day of her departure, she found that she was expected to pay the resort bill, and had no money to do so.
    • Yet, it demands motivation and expects honesty on the part of students, leading those who are suspicious to doubt the entire enterprise.
    • The courts expect appropriate arrangements to be in place to ensure that police notes are properly preserved.
    • I had to make sure the end result was appealing as people paying premium rents expect nothing but the best.
    • But really, I might expect better of someone with a 4.0 GPA.
    • I soon realised I was expected to be a role model, mentor and support the children.
    • We went in 2003 and were pretty damned impressed, so we were expecting great things this year.
    • Business expects people to work as and when required.
    • Sheffield Council said staff were expected to be appropriate and professional, but no list was implemented.
    • Maybe I expect too much, but I only say what I feel because I think it is right to do so.
    • Expanding student numbers has merely led to a needless inflation of what employers expect from applicants.
    • If you do not have the right to vote, why then, should you be expected to pay taxes.
    • Bishops in England were likewise expected to fulfil a pastoral role.
    • We just expected the blood to be there for the transfusions he required during the operation.
    • If it isn't, training is stopped and they are firmly reminded what I expect from them.
    • Employers don't expect you to know everything, but they do assume you are willing to learn.
    • It doesn't matter who you are, I try to treat people the same way and I expect the same back.
    • Society requires and expects protection from drunken drivers, speeding drivers and dangerous drivers.
    • So why should I be expected to pay towards someone's studies to become a very well-paid lawyer or doctor?
    • There will also be key objectives aimed at reducing congestion, which any bidder will be expected to fulfil.
    • The bottom line is that employers expect you to have some sense of what you want to do in terms of career goals.
    • When a parent dies, older children may be expected to take up paid employment and care for younger siblings.
    • When is it appropriate to begin expecting mature judgments from children?
    • The company's customers in India are getting more demanding, and expect service from India, he said.
    • Among its minimum requirements, the organization expects approved programs to employ two qualified liver transplant surgeons.
    • The notice outlines roughly the requirements that prospective buyers are expected to meet.
    • On bad days I expect heaps of sympathy and whinge incessantly in the vain hope that it will be forthcoming.
    • Students expect to be challenged today and firms expect their students to work at a much higher level than in the past.
    • Whatever the increase is, and however it is conveyed to us, we are still expected to pay a well above inflation increase.
    • Right from the start, the aging mother, Mag, is demanding, and expects her daughter to wait on her hand and foot.
    • I know it sounds like a very low brow thing to say, but I expect a bit more action from my spy genre!
    • At the very least, I expect the toys we buy should work straight out of the package.
    • As a tenant, you are expected to pay your rent on time and respect your neighbours who live around your property.
    • We are expected to pay by a certain date even though the development will not be completed.
    • People do not pay taxes but expect us to provide them with facilities.
    • Frankly, I expected better from a publication of the Sunday Herald's standing.
    • The band could get away with it 30 years ago, but today's demanding listener expects a bit more.
    • Most of us switch the system on and off as we require; we expect lots of heat and hot water 365 days a year.
    • He had a bit of a go at me and that's only fair because he expects a lot better from me and I expect a lot better from myself.
    • They now expect me to pay the arrears I owe them through their inept management of resources.