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  • 1 guess

    ɡes
    1. verb
    1) (to say what is likely to be the case: I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.) adivinar
    2) ((especially American) to suppose: I guess I'll have to leave now.) suponer, imaginar

    2. noun
    (an opinion, answer etc got by guessing: My guess is that he's not coming.) suposición, conjetura; opinión, parecer
    - anybody's guess
    guess1 n
    to have a guess adivinar
    if you don't know the answer, have a guess si no sabes la respuesta, adivina
    guess2 vb
    1. adivinar
    I guessed the answer adiviné la respuesta
    2. imaginar
    you'll never guess where we went no te imaginas dónde fuimos
    guess
    tr[ges]
    noun
    1 (conjecture) conjetura; (estimate) cálculo
    have a guess! ¡a ver si adivinas!
    he made a wild guess hizo una conjetura al azar
    I'll give you three guesses te doy tres oportunidades para adivinarlo
    my guess is that they'll arrive around 8.00pm calculo que llegarán a eso de las ocho
    transitive verb
    1 (gen) adivinar
    guess who I saw today! ¡adivina a quién he visto hoy!
    guess what! ¿sabes qué?
    I bet you can't guess how old I am ¿a que no adivinas cuántos años tengo?
    you'll never guess what happened no te puedes imaginar lo que pasó
    2 SMALLAMERICAN ENGLISH/SMALL familiar (suppose) suponer, pensar, creer
    I guess so supongo que sí
    I guess not supongo que no
    I guess I'd better be going supongo que debería irme
    intransitive verb
    1 adivinar
    when did you guess? ¿cuándo lo adivinaste?
    we can only guess at the number of victims sólo podemos hacer conjeturas sobre el número de víctimas
    \
    SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
    at a guess a primera vista, al ojo
    at a rough guess a ojo de buen cubero
    ... is anybody's guess vete tú a saber ...
    why he did it is anybody's guess vete tú a saber por qué lo hizo
    to guess right acertar, adivinar
    to guess wrong equivocarse
    to keep somebody guessing tener a alguien en suspenso, tener a alguien en la incertidumbre
    your guess is as good as mine ¿quién sabe?, vete tú a saber
    guess ['gɛs] vt
    1) conjecture: adivinar, conjeturar
    guess what happened!: ¡adivina lo que pasó!
    2) suppose: pensar, creer, suponer
    I guess so: supongo que sí
    3) : adivinar correctamente, acertar
    to guess the answer: acertar la respuesta
    guess vi
    : adivinar
    guess n
    : conjetura f, suposición f
    guess
    n.
    (§ pl.: guesses) = adivinación s.f.
    adivinanza s.f.
    conjetura s.f.
    remusgo s.m.
    suposición s.f.
    v.
    aceptar v.
    adivinar v.
    barruntar v.
    brujulear v.
    columbrar v.
    conjeturar v.
    entrever v.
    estimar v.
    suponer v.
    ges
    I
    noun

    have a guess! — a ver si adivinas!

    you're allowed three guesses — tienes tres oportunidades de adivinar(lo)

    it was just a wild guess — fue lo primero que (se) me vino a la cabeza

    to make a lucky guess — acertar* or (Méx) atinar(le) por or de casualidad

    your guess is as good as mine — quién sabe, vete tú a saber


    II
    1.
    transitive verb
    a) (conjecture, estimate) adivinar

    guess who! — adivina quién soy, ¿a que no sabes quién soy?

    guess what! — ¿sabes qué?

    you'll never guess what he said — no te puedes imaginar lo que dijo

    I guessed that he weighed about 150 pounds — calculé que pesaría unas 150 libras

    b) (suppose) (esp AmE colloq) suponer*

    I guess so — supongo (que sí), eso creo


    2.
    vi

    how did you guess? — ¿cómo adivinaste? or (Esp) ¿cómo lo has adivinado?

    to guess right — acertar*, adivinar, atinar(le) (Méx)

    to guess wrong — equivocarse*

    he kept people guessing about his plans — los tenía a todos en suspenso or en la incertidumbre acerca de sus planes

    to guess AT something: we can only guess at her motives — sólo podemos hacer conjeturas sobre cuáles fueron sus motivos

    [ɡes]
    1.
    N (=conjecture) conjetura f , suposición f ; (=estimate) estimación f aproximada

    to make/have a guess — adivinar

    have a guess, I'll give you three guesses — a ver si lo adivinas

    at a (rough) guess — a ojo

    my guess is that ... — yo creo que ...

    it's anybody's guess — ¿quién sabe?

    your guess is as good as mine! — ¡vete a saber!

    2. VT
    1) [+ answer, meaning] acertar; [+ height, weight, number] adivinar

    guess what! — ¡a que no lo adivinas!

    guess who! — ¡a ver si adivinas quién soy!

    I guessed as much — me lo suponía

    you've guessed it! — ¡has acertado!

    I never guessed it was so big — nunca supuse que fuera tan grande

    I guessed him to be about 20 — le eché unos 20 años

    2) (esp US) (=suppose) creer, suponer

    I guess you're right — supongo que tienes razón

    I guess we'll buy it — me imagino que lo compraremos

    3. VI
    1) (=make a guess) adivinar; (=guess correctly) acertar

    you'll never guess — no lo adivinarás nunca

    he's just guessing — no hace más que especular

    to keep sb guessing — mantener a algn a la expectativa

    to guess at sth — intentar adivinar algo

    all that time we never guessed — en todo ese tiempo no lo sospechábamos

    2) (esp US) (=suppose) suponer, creer

    I guess so — creo que sí

    he's happy, I guess — supongo que está contento

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    [ges]
    I
    noun

    have a guess! — a ver si adivinas!

    you're allowed three guesses — tienes tres oportunidades de adivinar(lo)

    it was just a wild guess — fue lo primero que (se) me vino a la cabeza

    to make a lucky guess — acertar* or (Méx) atinar(le) por or de casualidad

    your guess is as good as mine — quién sabe, vete tú a saber


    II
    1.
    transitive verb
    a) (conjecture, estimate) adivinar

    guess who! — adivina quién soy, ¿a que no sabes quién soy?

    guess what! — ¿sabes qué?

    you'll never guess what he said — no te puedes imaginar lo que dijo

    I guessed that he weighed about 150 pounds — calculé que pesaría unas 150 libras

    b) (suppose) (esp AmE colloq) suponer*

    I guess so — supongo (que sí), eso creo


    2.
    vi

    how did you guess? — ¿cómo adivinaste? or (Esp) ¿cómo lo has adivinado?

    to guess right — acertar*, adivinar, atinar(le) (Méx)

    to guess wrong — equivocarse*

    he kept people guessing about his plans — los tenía a todos en suspenso or en la incertidumbre acerca de sus planes

    to guess AT something: we can only guess at her motives — sólo podemos hacer conjeturas sobre cuáles fueron sus motivos

    English-spanish dictionary

  • 2 guess

    1. transitive verb
    1) (estimate) schätzen; (surmise) raten; (surmise correctly) erraten; raten [Rätsel]

    can you guess his weight? — schätz mal, wieviel er wiegt

    guess what! — (coll.) stell dir vor!

    you'd never guess that ... — man würde nie vermuten, dass ...

    I guessed as much — das habe ich mir schon gedacht

    2) (esp. Amer.): (suppose)

    I guess — ich glaube; ich schätze (ugs.)

    I guess we'll have to — wir müssen wohl

    I guess so/not — ich glaube schon od. ja/nicht od. kaum

    2. intransitive verb
    (estimate) schätzen; (make assumption) vermuten; (surmise correctly) es erraten

    guess at something — etwas schätzen; (surmise) über etwas (Akk.) Vermutungen anstellen

    I'm just guessing — das ist nur eine Schätzung/eine Vermutung

    you've guessed right/wrong — deine Vermutung ist richtig/falsch

    keep somebody guessing — (coll.) jemanden im unklaren od. ungewissen lassen

    you'll never guess! — darauf kommst du nie!

    3. noun
    Schätzung, die

    at a guess — schätzungsweise

    make or have a guess — schätzen

    have a guess! — rate od. schätz mal!

    my guess is [that] ... — ich schätze, dass ...

    I'll give you three guesses — (coll.) dreimal darfst du raten (ugs.)

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    [ɡes] 1. verb
    1) (to say what is likely to be the case: I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.) (er)raten
    2) ((especially American) to suppose: I guess I'll have to leave now.) denken
    2. noun
    (an opinion, answer etc got by guessing: My guess is that he's not coming.) die Vermutung
    - academic.ru/32793/guesswork">guesswork
    - anybody's guess
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    guess
    [ges]
    I. n
    <pl -es>
    Vermutung f, Annahme f; (act of guessing) Raten nt kein pl
    you've got three \guesses dreimal darfst du raten
    a lucky \guess ein Glückstreffer [o Zufallstreffer] m
    to have [or hazard] [or make] [or esp AM take] a \guess raten, schätzen
    to make a wild \guess einfach [wild] drauflosraten [o [ins Blaue hinein] tippen] fam
    at a \guess grob geschätzt, schätzungsweise
    sb's \guess is that ... jd vermutet [o nimmt an], dass ...
    your \guess is as good as mine da kann ich auch nur raten
    it's anybody's [or anyone's] \guess weiß der Himmel fam
    II. vi
    1. (conjecture) [er]raten
    how did you \guess? wie bist du darauf gekommen?
    to \guess right/wrong richtig/falsch raten
    to keep sb \guessing jdn auf die Folter spannen
    to \guess at sth etw raten; (estimate) etw schätzen; (suspect) über etw akk Vermutungen anstellen
    2. esp AM (suppose) denken, meinen; (suspect) annehmen, vermuten
    I \guess you're right du wirst wohl Recht haben
    I \guess I'd better go now ich werde jetzt wohl besser gehen
    III. vt
    to \guess sth etw raten
    he \guessed her age to be 48 er schätzte sie auf 48
    \guess what? stell dir vor!, rate mal!
    to keep sb \guessing jdn im Ungewissen [o Unklaren] lassen
    to \guess that ... vermuten, dass ...
    I bet you can't \guess how old she is ich wette, du kommst nicht darauf, wie alt sie ist
    \guess where I'm calling from rate mal, woher ich anrufe
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    [ges]
    1. n
    Vermutung f, Annahme f; (= estimate) Schätzung f

    to have or make a guess (at sth) — (etw) raten

    his guess was nearly right — er hat es fast erraten/hat es gut geschätzt

    it's a good guess — gut geraten or geschätzt or getippt

    it was just a lucky guess — das war nur gut geraten, das war ein Zufallstreffer m

    I'll give you three guesses — dreimal darfst du raten

    50 people, at a guess — schätzungsweise 50 Leute

    at a rough guess — grob geschätzt, über den Daumen gepeilt (inf)

    my guess is that ... — ich tippe darauf (inf) or schätze or vermute, dass ...

    your guess is as good as mine! (inf)da kann ich auch nur raten!

    it's anybody's guess (inf) — das wissen die Götter (inf)

    2. vi
    1) (= surmise) raten

    how did you guess? — wie hast du das bloß erraten?; (iro) du merkst auch alles!

    to keep sb guessing — jdn im Ungewissen lassen

    he's only guessing when he says they'll come — das ist eine reine Vermutung von ihm, dass sie kommen

    you'll never guess! — das wirst du nie erraten!

    you'll never guess what! — darauf kommst du nie!

    to guess at sth — etw raten

    2) (esp US

    = suppose) I guess not — wohl nicht

    he's right, I guess — er hat wohl recht

    I think he's right – I guess so — ich glaube, er hat recht – ja, das hat er wohl

    shall we go? – I guess (so) — sollen wir gehen? – na gut or (ich) schätze ja

    that's all, I guess — das ist wohl alles, (ich) schätze, das ist alles (inf)

    3. vt
    1) (= surmise) raten; (= surmise correctly) erraten; (= estimate) weight, numbers, amount schätzen

    I guessed as much — das habe ich mir schon gedacht

    to guess sb to be 20 years old/sth to be 10 lbs —

    I guessed (that) she was about 40 — ich schätzte sie auf etwa 40

    you'll never guess who/what ... — das errätst du nie, wer/was ...

    guess who! (inf)rat mal, wer!

    guess what! (inf) — stell dir vor! (inf), denk nur! (inf)

    2) (esp US

    = suppose) I guess we'll just have to wait and see — wir werden wohl abwarten müssen, ich schätze, wir werden abwarten müssen

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    guess [ɡes]
    A v/t
    1. (ab)schätzen:
    guess sb’s age at 40, guess sb to be (oder that they are) 40 jemandes Alter oder jemanden auf 40 schätzen
    2. jemandes Gedanken etc erraten:
    guess a riddle ein Rätsel raten;
    guess who was here this morning rate mal, wer heute Morgen hier war
    3. ahnen, vermuten:
    I guessed how it would be ich habe mir gedacht, wie es kommen würde;
    I might have guessed it ich hätte es mir denken können
    4. besonders US umg glauben, denken, meinen, annehmen (alle:
    that dass)
    B v/i
    1. schätzen (at sth etwas)
    2. a) raten
    b) herumraten (at, about an dat):
    guessed wrong falsch geraten;
    how did you guess? wie hast du das nur erraten?, iron du merkst aber auch alles!;
    keep sb guessing jemanden im Unklaren oder Ungewissen lassen;
    guessing game Ratespiel n
    C s Schätzung f, Vermutung f, Mutmaßung f, Annahme f:
    my guess is that … ich schätze oder vermute, dass …;
    that’s anybody’s guess das ist reine Vermutung, das kann man nur vermuten;
    at a guess
    a) bei bloßer Schätzung,
    b) schätzungsweise;
    I’ll give you three guesses dreimal darfst du raten;
    a good guess gut geraten oder geschätzt;
    your guess is as good as mine ich kann auch nur raten;
    by guess schätzungsweise;
    by guess and by God umg
    a) über den Daumen (gepeilt), nach Gefühl und Wellenschlag (beide umg),
    b) mit mehr Glück als Verstand;
    make a guess raten, schätzen;
    have another guess coming falsch oder schiefgewickelt sein umg; educated 2, rough A 12, wild A 15
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    1. transitive verb
    1) (estimate) schätzen; (surmise) raten; (surmise correctly) erraten; raten [Rätsel]

    can you guess his weight? — schätz mal, wieviel er wiegt

    guess what! — (coll.) stell dir vor!

    you'd never guess that ... — man würde nie vermuten, dass ...

    I guessed as much — das habe ich mir schon gedacht

    2) (esp. Amer.): (suppose)

    I guess — ich glaube; ich schätze (ugs.)

    I guess we'll have to — wir müssen wohl

    I guess so/not — ich glaube schon od. ja/nicht od. kaum

    2. intransitive verb
    (estimate) schätzen; (make assumption) vermuten; (surmise correctly) es erraten

    guess at something — etwas schätzen; (surmise) über etwas (Akk.) Vermutungen anstellen

    I'm just guessing — das ist nur eine Schätzung/eine Vermutung

    you've guessed right/wrong — deine Vermutung ist richtig/falsch

    keep somebody guessing — (coll.) jemanden im unklaren od. ungewissen lassen

    you'll never guess! — darauf kommst du nie!

    3. noun
    Schätzung, die

    at a guess — schätzungsweise

    make or have a guess — schätzen

    have a guess! — rate od. schätz mal!

    my guess is [that] ... — ich schätze, dass ...

    I'll give you three guesses — (coll.) dreimal darfst du raten (ugs.)

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    n.
    (§ pl.: guesses)
    = Mutmaßung f.
    Schätzung f.
    Vermutung f. v.
    erraten v.
    meinen v.
    raten v.
    (§ p.,pp.: riet, geraten)
    schätzen v.
    vermuten v.

    English-german dictionary

  • 3 guess

    I [ges]
    nome congettura f., supposizione f.

    to have o make o take a guess at sth. cercare di o tirare a indovinare qcs.; my guess is that they will lose secondo me perderanno; at a (rough) guess I would say that he is about 30 a occhio e croce avrà 30 anni; I'll give you three guesses! ti do tre possibilità; that was a good guess! hai colto nel segno, hai azzeccato! to make a wild guess fare congetture azzardate; your guess is as good as mine ne so quanto te; it's anybody's guess! — Dio solo lo sa! e chi lo sa! chi l'indovina è bravo!

    II 1. [ges]
    verbo transitivo
    1) (tirare a) indovinare [answer]; calcolare (a occhio e croce) [length, width]

    to guess sb.'s age — (correctly) indovinare l'età di qcn.; (make estimate) cercare di indovinare l'età di qcn.

    you'll never guess what has happened! — non indovinerai mai che cosa è successo!

    I guessed as much! — lo sospettavo!

    guess what! I've won a prize! — indovina (un po')! Ho vinto un premio!

    guess who! — indovina chi!

    2) AE (suppose) supporre; (believe, think) credere, pensare

    I guess so, not — credo di sì, di no

    2.
    verbo intransitivo (tirare a) indovinare, congetturare

    to guess at — fare delle congetture su [outcome]

    to guess right, wrong — indovinare, non indovinare

    to keep sb. guessing — tenere qcn. sulle spine o sulla corda

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    [ɡes] 1. verb
    1) (to say what is likely to be the case: I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.) indovinare
    2) ((especially American) to suppose: I guess I'll have to leave now.) credere, supporre
    2. noun
    (an opinion, answer etc got by guessing: My guess is that he's not coming.) supposizione, ipotesi
    - anybody's guess
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    guess /gɛs/
    n.
    1 congettura; supposizione; tentativo d'indovinare: to make a wild guess, tirare a indovinare; Have (USA take) a guess!, prova a indovinare!; at a (rough) guess, a occhio e croce; a lume di naso; to make a good guess, azzeccare giusto; cogliere nel segno; an inspired guess, un'intuizione; a lucky guess, un tentativo d'indovinare azzeccato
    2 cosa indovinata; soluzione di un indovinello
    3 ipotesi: a bad guess, un'ipotesi errata; educated guess, ipotesi ragionevole; to hazard a guess, azzardare un'ipotesi
    It's anybody's guess, impossibile a dirsi; Dio solo lo sa □ Your guess is as good as mine, ne so quanto te; non ne ho la minima idea.
    ♦ (to) guess /gɛs/
    v. t. e i.
    1 congetturare; calcolare (a un dipresso); tirare a indovinare; dire: Can you guess the weight of this trunk?, sai calcolare il peso di questo baule?; I would guess she's about forty, direi che ha circa quarant'anni
    2 indovinare; azzeccare; risolvere: to guess the meaning of a new word, indovinare il senso di una parola nuova; to guess a riddle, risolvere un indovinello; to guess wrong, non indovinare; sbagliare (facendo una congettura); I've guessed right, ho indovinato
    3 (fam. spec. USA) credere; ritenere; supporre: I guess you can make it, credo che tu possa farcela; I guess so, penso (o credo) di sì
    ● (fam.) to get sb. guessing, mettere una pulce nell'orecchio a q.to keep sb. guessing, tenere q. sulla corda (o sulle spine) □ DIALOGO-Wedding- Guess what?, indovina un po'?; sai la novità?
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    I [ges]
    nome congettura f., supposizione f.

    to have o make o take a guess at sth. cercare di o tirare a indovinare qcs.; my guess is that they will lose secondo me perderanno; at a (rough) guess I would say that he is about 30 a occhio e croce avrà 30 anni; I'll give you three guesses! ti do tre possibilità; that was a good guess! hai colto nel segno, hai azzeccato! to make a wild guess fare congetture azzardate; your guess is as good as mine ne so quanto te; it's anybody's guess! — Dio solo lo sa! e chi lo sa! chi l'indovina è bravo!

    II 1. [ges]
    verbo transitivo
    1) (tirare a) indovinare [answer]; calcolare (a occhio e croce) [length, width]

    to guess sb.'s age — (correctly) indovinare l'età di qcn.; (make estimate) cercare di indovinare l'età di qcn.

    you'll never guess what has happened! — non indovinerai mai che cosa è successo!

    I guessed as much! — lo sospettavo!

    guess what! I've won a prize! — indovina (un po')! Ho vinto un premio!

    guess who! — indovina chi!

    2) AE (suppose) supporre; (believe, think) credere, pensare

    I guess so, not — credo di sì, di no

    2.
    verbo intransitivo (tirare a) indovinare, congetturare

    to guess at — fare delle congetture su [outcome]

    to guess right, wrong — indovinare, non indovinare

    to keep sb. guessing — tenere qcn. sulle spine o sulla corda

    English-Italian dictionary

  • 4 guess

    guess [ges]
    1. noun
    supposition f
    • to have a guess (at sth) essayer de deviner (qch)
    • he made a wild guess il a lancé une réponse au hasard
    • three guesses! essaie de deviner !
    • that was a good guess! tu as deviné juste !
    • that was a good guess but ... c'est une bonne idée, mais ...
    • how did you know? -- it was just a lucky guess comment as-tu deviné ? -- j'ai dit ça au hasard
    • my guess is that he refused d'après moi, il a refusé
    • it's anyone's guess who will win (inf) impossible de prévoir qui va gagner
    • will he come tomorrow? -- it's anyone's guess (inf) viendra-t-il demain ? -- qui sait ?
    • at a guess I would say there were 200 à vue de nez, il y en avait 200
    • at a rough guess à vue de nez
    • an educated guess une supposition éclairée
    • your guess is as good as mine! (inf) je n'en sais pas plus que toi !
    2. transitive verb
       a. [+ answer, name] deviner ; ( = estimate) [+ height, numbers] évaluer ; ( = surmise) supposer
    • to guess sb's age deviner l'âge de qn
    • you've guessed it! tu as deviné !
    • I guessed as much je m'en doutais
    • I guessed he was about 20 je lui donnais à peu près 20 ans
    • guess how heavy he is devine combien il pèse
    • can you guess what it means? devine ce que ça veut dire
    • guess what! (inf) tu sais quoi ?
    • guess who! (inf) devine qui c'est !
    • you'll never guess who's coming to see us! tu ne devineras jamais qui va venir nous voir !
       b. ( = think) supposer
    • he'll be about 40 I guess je lui donnerais la quarantaine
    • I guess she's decided not to come je suppose qu'elle a décidé de ne pas venir
    • I guess so je suppose
    • I guess not non
    3. intransitive verb
    deviner
    • guess! essaie de deviner ! devine un peu !
    • you'll never guess! tu ne devineras jamais !
    • to guess right deviner juste
    • to guess wrong tomber à côté
    • to keep sb guessing laisser qn dans le doute
    4. compounds
    ► guessing game noun
    • to play a guessing game jouer aux devinettes
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    [ges] 1.
    noun supposition f, conjecture f

    to have ou make a guess — essayer de deviner

    to have ou make a guess at something — essayer de deviner quelque chose

    my guess is that they will lose — à mon avis ils vont perdre

    at a (rough) guess I would say that... — au hasard je dirais que...

    I'll give you three guesses! — devine un peu!

    that was a good guess! — tu as deviné juste!

    to make a wild guess — deviner au hasard

    your guess is as good as mine — je n'en sais pas plus que toi

    it's anybody's guess! — les paris sont ouverts!

    2.
    transitive verb
    1) (intuit) deviner

    to guess that — supposer que

    to guess somebody's age — (correctly) deviner l'âge de quelqu'un; (make estimate) donner un âge à quelqu'un

    you'll never guess what has happened! — tu ne devineras jamais ce qui vient d'arriver!

    I guessed as much! — je m'en doutais!

    guess what! I've won a prize! — tu sais quoi (colloq)! j'ai gagné un prix!

    guess who! — devine qui c'est!

    2) US (suppose) supposer; (believe, think) penser, croire

    ‘he's right, you know’ - ‘I guess so’ — ‘il a raison, tu sais’ - ‘oui, je suppose’

    3.
    intransitive verb deviner

    to guess at — faire des suppositions or des conjectures quant à [plans, outcome]

    to guess right — deviner juste

    to guess wrong — se tromper

    to keep somebody guessing — laisser quelqu'un dans le doute

    English-French dictionary

  • 5 guess

    1. [ges] n
    1. догадка; предположение

    lucky guess - счастливая догадка

    scientific guess - научное предположение

    by guess - наугад [ср. тж. 2]

    to give /to have, to make/ a guess - высказать предположение

    to make a guess at what will happen - высказать догадку о том, что произойдёт

    that's a good guess - ваше предположение верно; как вы догадались?!

    that was an easy guess - тут и догадываться нечего

    I give you three guesses - можешь угадывать до трёх раз; если с трёх раз не отгадаешь - проиграл

    what is your guess? - что вы предполагаете?

    2. приблизительный подсчёт

    crude guess - грубая оценка

    at a guess, by guess - приблизительно, примерно, по грубому подсчёту [ср. тж. 1]

    to miss one's guess - амер. ошибиться, не отгадать

    this is anyone's guess - об этом можно только догадываться; ≅ это ещё неизвестно; кто знает?; как знать?

    your guess is as good as mine - я об этом знаю столько же, сколько вы

    one man's guess is as good as another's - ≅ никто ничего не знает, нельзя сказать ничего определённого; это одному богу известно

    to steer by guess and by God - мор. плыть наугад /наобум, как бог на душу положит/

    2. [ges] v
    1. 1) догадываться; предполагать

    I can only guess the reasons for his conduct - я могу только догадываться о причинах его поведения

    guess who did it! - догадайтесь, кто это сделал!

    I can guess your answer - я предвижу ваш ответ

    to keep smb. guessing - держать кого-л. в недоумении, озадачивать

    that got him guessing - это его заинтриговало; он не знал, что и подумать

    2) приблизительно определять

    can you guess his weight? - как вы думаете, сколько он весит?

    from his appearance I should guess his age at 40 - судя по внешности, ему лет сорок

    can't you even guess at his age? - разве вы не можете хотя бы примерно определить его возраст?

    I guess him to be twenty five - на мой взгляд, ему лет двадцать пять

    2. 1) угадывать, отгадывать

    to guess a riddle - отгадать загадку

    to guess what smb. is thinking - угадать чьи-л. мысли

    to guess right [wrong] - угадать правильно [неправильно]

    2) понимать, заключать

    to guess smth. from smb.'s manner - понять что-л. по чьему-л. поведению

    3. амер. разг. думать, считать, полагать

    I guess it's going to rain - мне кажется, сейчас пойдёт дождь

    I guess we shall see him soon - думаю, что мы скоро увидим его

    I'm not a good guess - я недогадлив

    НБАРС

  • 6 guess

    [ges] 1. гл.
    1) гадать, догадываться; пытаться отгадать; ломать голову

    to guess wildly — говорить наугад / наобум

    to guess at — пытаться отгадать, определить наугад

    We may only guess when it all began. — Можно только догадываться, когда всё это началось.

    Guess where the money is. — Отгадай, где деньги.

    2) отгадать; догадаться

    You could guess by the look of his face. — У него все на лице было написано.

    to guess a riddle — отгадать загадку

    guess the answer — ответить правильно

    to guess right — отгадать

    to guess wrong — не отгадать

    to guess shrewdly — проницательно / точно отгадывать

    He is Russian as you might have guessed from his name. — Он русский, как можно было догадаться по имени.

    3) амер.
    а) полагать, считать

    I guess that he'll be late. — Думаю, что он опоздает.

    I guessed you not to be here that late. — Я не ожидал застать тебя в столь поздний час.

    Syn:
    б) почти не сомневаться

    I guess I've just the right amount of brains for that. — Уверен, что мозгов мне на это хватит.

    2. сущ.
    1) гипотеза, предположение; догадка

    random / wild guess — произвольное предположение; высказанное наобум предположение

    shrewd guess — точная догадка

    after / by / to my guess — насколько я полагаю

    my guess is, it is my guess — я почти не сомневаюсь

    without guess — несомненно

    to hazard / make / give a guess — предполагать, высказывать предположение

    You have three guesses! — Отгадай с трёх раз!

    It is only a guess that she will be appointed. — Это только предположение, что её назначат.

    You have another guess coming! — А вот и нет, не угадал!

    Your guess is as good as mine. — Я знаю не больше вашего.

    2) = rough guess приблизительный подсчёт, прикидка; грубая оценка

    by / at / in / up / upon guess — наугад, приблизительно прикинув

    the guess of the hand — прикидка на вес

    ••
    - miss one's guess

    Англо-русский современный словарь

  • 7 guess

    guess
    A n supposition f, conjecture f ; to have ou make ou take a guess essayer de deviner ; to have ou make ou take a guess at sth essayer de deviner qch ; my guess is that they will lose à mon avis ils vont perdre ; at a (rough) guess I would say that he is about 30 au hasard je dirais qu'il a 30 ans environ ; there are, at a guess, ten families living in that building il doit y avoir approximativement une dizaine de familles habitant cet immeuble ; I'll give you three guesses! devine un peu! ; that was a good guess! tu as deviné juste! ; ‘how did you know?’-‘just a lucky guess!’ ‘comment est-ce que tu l'as su?’-‘c'est le hasard’ ; to make a wild guess deviner au hasard ; your guess is as good as mine je n'en sais pas plus que toi ; it's anybody's guess! les paris sont ouverts! ; what will happen now is anybody's guess Dieu seul sait ce qui va arriver maintenant.
    B vtr
    1 (intuit) deviner [answer, reason, name, identity] ; deviner, estimer [length, width] ; to guess that conjecturer que, supposer que ; to guess sb's age (correctly) deviner l'âge de qn ; (make estimate) donner un âge à qn ; I should guess him to be about 30 je lui donnerais 30 ans environ ; I guessed the time to be about one o'clock il me semblait qu'il devait être environ une heure ; she had guessed what I was thinking elle avait deviné mes pensées ; you'll never guess what has happened! tu ne devineras jamais ce qui vient d'arriver! ; I guessed as much! je m'en doutais! ; guess what! I've won a prize! tu sais quoi ! j'ai gagné un prix! ; guess who! devine qui c'est! ;
    2 US (suppose) supposer ; (believe, think) penser, croire ; I guess (that) what he says is true je suppose que ce qu'il dit est vrai ; I guess (that) I must be going now il faut que je m'en aille maintenant ; ‘he's right, you know’-‘I guess so’ ‘il a raison, tu sais’-‘oui, je suppose’ ; ‘you can't be sure’-‘I guess not’ ‘tu ne peux pas être sûr’-‘non, effectivement’.
    C vi
    1 deviner ; to guess at faire des suppositions or des conjectures quant à [plans, outcome] ; to guess right deviner juste ; to guess wrong se tromper ; you're just guessing! tu ne fais que deviner! ; you'll never guess! tu ne devineras jamais! ; I couldn't begin to guess je n'en ai pas la moindre idée ; to keep sb guessing laisser qn dans le doute.

    Big English-French dictionary

  • 8 guess

    1. I
    if you don't know, don't guess если не знаешь, не гадай; do you know it or are you just guessing? ты это знаешь или просто пытаешься угадать?
    2. II
    guess in some manner guess right /correctly/ (wrong, easily, etc.) правильно и т. д. угадывать /отгадывать/
    3. III
    guess smth. guess the answer (the result, the outcome of the game, etc.) угадать ответ и т. д.; guess the end of the story (smb.'s thoughts, the nature of his offer, etc.) догадаться о том, как кончится рассказ и т. д.; guess a riddle отгадать загадку; I can only guess his reason я могу только догадываться о том, почему он так поступил; I couldn't guess his reaction я не мог предугадать, как он отреагирует; can you guess his weight? как вы думаете, сколько он весит?; can you guess my age? угадайте, сколько мне лет?
    4. IV
    guess smth. in some manner guess the answer (the result, etc.) correctly (easily, etc.) правильно и т. д. угадать ответ и т. д.; you would never guess her age вы никогда не догадаетесь, сколько ей лет; I instinctively guessed the end of the play я чутьем понял, как кончится пьеса; she cleverly guessed his plans с присущей ей сообразительностью она разгадала его планы
    5. XXI1
    guess smth. at smth. guess his weight at 60 pounds (smb.'s age at 25, the size of the box 4X5, etc.) приблизительно определить, что он весит 60 фунтов и т. д.; guess smth. from smth. guess the answer from his remarks (from her actions, from her confusion, etc.) догадаться об ответе /угадать ответ/ по его замечаниям и т. д.; I would not guess it from her appearance no ее внешнему виду этого не скажешь
    6. XXV
    1) guess who... (what..., how..., whether..., etc.) guess who did it (what the result would be, how I learnt about it, whether he is in town, etc.) угадать, кто это сделал и т. д.; guess what smb. is thinking угадать чьи-л. мысли
    2) guess (that) USA I guess [that] he is really ill (you are right, you will want to rest after your long journey, etc.) я думаю /по-моему/, он действительно белен и т. д.; I guess it's going to fain мне кажется, сейчас пойдет дождь

    English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases

  • 9 guess

    ɡes 1. verb
    1) (to say what is likely to be the case: I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.) gjette (seg til), anta
    2) ((especially American) to suppose: I guess I'll have to leave now.) gå ut fra, anta
    2. noun
    (an opinion, answer etc got by guessing: My guess is that he's not coming.) antakelse, formodning
    - anybody's guess
    spekulasjon
    I
    subst. \/ɡes\/
    1) gjetning, antakelse
    2) teori
    anybody's guess eller anyone's guess umulig å si, (bare) gudene vet
    it's anybody's guess
    ja, si det
    a random guess (overført) et skudd i blinde
    at a (rough) guess eller by (way of) a guess anslagsvis, skjønnsmessig, etter skjønn
    give\/have\/make a guess gjette på noe, gjette
    one man's guess is as good as another's ingen kan vite det med sikkerhet, det blir ren gjetning
    rough guess ren gjetning
    your guess is as good as mine jeg har ikke peiling, jeg vet ikke noe mer om dette enn deg
    II
    verb \/ɡes\/
    1) gjette, tippe
    you'll never guess her age
    du greier aldri å gjette hvor gammel hun er
    I think they will guess the truth
    jeg tror de kommer til å gjette seg til sannheten
    I should guess him to be 50
    jeg tipper han er 50 år
    guess right
    gjette riktig
    2) tro, anta, regne med
    I guess you are hungry
    jeg regner med at du er sulten
    I guess I'll go now
    jeg får vel gå nå
    I guessed as much
    jeg kunne tenke meg det
    I guess so
    jeg tror det
    guess at something gjette på noe
    guess what vet du hva, har du hørt at, hør her
    keep somebody guessing holde noen på pinebenken

    English-Norwegian dictionary

  • 10 guess

    guess [{{t}}ges]
    1 noun
    (a) (at facts, figures) estimation f;
    {{}}British{{}} to have or {{}}American{{}} to take a guess at sth (essayer de) deviner qch;
    if you don't know, have a guess si tu ne sais pas, essaie de deviner;
    it was just a lucky guess c'était un coup de chance;
    at a (rough) guess, I'd say 200 à vue de nez, je dirais 200;
    he made a good/a wild guess il a deviné juste/à tout hasard;
    I'll give you three guesses devine un peu
    (b) (hypothesis) supposition f, conjecture f;
    it's anybody's guess Dieu seul le sait, impossible de prévoir;
    my guess is that he won't come à mon avis il ne viendra pas, je pense qu'il ne viendra pas;
    your guess is as good as mine tu en sais autant que moi, je n'en sais pas plus que toi
    2 transitive verb
    (a) (attempt to answer) deviner;
    guess what! devine un peu!;
    guess who! devine qui c'est!;
    guess who I saw in town devine (un peu) qui j'ai vu en ville;
    I guessed as much je m'en doutais, c'est bien ce que je pensais;
    you've guessed it! tu l'as deviné!;
    I guessed him to be twenty-five je lui ai donné vingt-cinq ans
    (b) (imagine) croire, penser, supposer;
    I guess you're right je suppose que vous avez raison;
    I guess he isn't coming je suppose qu'il ne viendra pas;
    I guess so je pense que oui;
    I guess not non, effectivement
    3 intransitive verb
    deviner;
    to guess at sth deviner qch;
    how did you guess? comment avez-vous deviné?;
    (try to) guess! devine un peu!;
    you'll never guess tu ne devineras jamais;
    the police guessed right la police a deviné ou vu juste;
    we guessed wrong nous nous sommes trompés;
    we could only guess at their plans nous ne pouvions qu'essayer de deviner leurs intentions;
    I couldn't begin to guess je n'en ai pas la moindre idée;
    {{}}ironic{{}} I would never have guessed je n'aurais jamais deviné;
    to keep sb guessing laisser qn dans le doute;
    don't keep me guessing! ne me laissez pas dans le doute!
    ✾ Film 'Guess who's coming to Dinner?' Kramer 'Devine qui vient dîner?'

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  • 11 guess

    [ɡes]
    guess предположение, догадка; by guess наугад crude guess грубая оценка educated guess обоснованное предположение guess догадка guess предполагать (by, from); гадать, догадываться; I should guess his age at forty я дал бы ему лет сорок guess предположение, догадка; by guess наугад guess предположение guess приближенный подсчет guess приблизительный подсчет guess амер. считать, полагать; I guess we shall miss the train думаю, что мы опоздаем на поезд guess угадать, отгадать; to guess a riddle отгадать загадку guess угадать, отгадать; to guess a riddle отгадать загадку guess амер. считать, полагать; I guess we shall miss the train думаю, что мы опоздаем на поезд guess предполагать (by, from); гадать, догадываться; I should guess his age at forty я дал бы ему лет сорок informed guess квалифицированное предположение

    English-Russian short dictionary

  • 12 guess

    1. n догадка; предположение

    lucky guess — счастливая догадка

    scientific guess — научное предположение

    by guess — наугад

    to give a guess — высказать предположение

    to make a guess at what will happen — высказать догадку о том, что произойдёт

    that was an easy guess — тут и догадываться нечего

    to guess wrong — ошибиться в догадке

    wise guess — правильное предположение

    safe guess — безошибочное предположение

    intelligent guess — обоснованное предположение

    2. n приблизительный подсчёт

    crude guess — грубая оценка

    at a guess, by guess — приблизительно, примерно, по грубому подсчёту

    at a guess — приблизительно

    a rough guess — приблизительный подсчёт

    3. v догадываться; предполагать

    I can only guess the reasons for his conduct — я могу только догадываться о причинах его поведения

    guess who did it! — догадайтесь, кто это сделал!

    4. v приблизительно определять

    can you guess his weight? — как вы думаете, сколько он весит?

    5. v угадывать, отгадывать

    to guess a riddle — отгадать загадку

    6. v понимать, заключать
    7. v амер. разг. думать, считать, полагать

    I guess we shall see him soon — думаю, что мы скоро увидим его

    Синонимический ряд:
    1. conjecture (noun) assumption; conjecture; estimation; hypothesis; idea; inference; notion; opinion; postulate; presumption; presupposition; speculation; supposition; surmise; theory
    2. forecast (noun) forecast; prediction; prophecy
    3. believe (verb) believe; imagine; suggest; venture
    4. conjecture (verb) assume; conjecture; infer; presume; pretend; suppose; surmise; suspect; think
    5. forecast (verb) forecast; prophesy
    6. predict (verb) call; predict
    Антонимический ряд:
    certainty; fact; know

    English-Russian base dictionary

  • 13 guess

    {ges}
    1. гадая, мъча се да отгатна/позная (at), отгатвам, налучквам, досещам се
    предполагам (by, from)
    I can't even GUESS at what you mean никак не мога да се сетя какво искаш да кажеш
    to GUESS right отгатвам, познавам
    to GUESS wrong не отгатвам, не познавам
    to keep someone GUESSing разг. държа някого в неизвестност
    2. ам. мисля, смятам, считам, струва ми се
    I GUESSed as much така си и мислех
    * * *
    {ges} v 1. гадая, мъча се да отгатна/позная (at); отгатвам, нал
    * * *
    съобразявам; считам; отгатвам; предположение; предполагам; гадая; разгадавам; догадка; догаждам се; досещам се; конектура; налучквам;
    * * *
    1. i can't even guess at what you mean никак не мога да се сетя какво искаш да кажеш 2. i guessed as much така си и мислех 3. to guess right отгатвам, познавам 4. to guess wrong не отгатвам, не познавам 5. to keep someone guessing разг. държа някого в неизвестност 6. ам. мисля, смятам, считам, струва ми се 7. гадая, мъча се да отгатна/позная (at), отгатвам, налучквам, досещам се 8. предполагам (by, from)
    * * *
    guess [ges] I. v 1. гадая, мъча се да отгатна, налучквам (at); предполагам (by, from); to keep s.o. \guessing държа някого в неизвестност (напрежение); 2. отгатвам, налучквам, досещам се, познавам; to \guess a riddle отгатвам гатанка; to \guess a person's age познавам на колко години е някой; to \guess right (wrong) (не) отгатвам, (не) познавам; I \guessed as much така си и мислех; 3. ам. мисля, смятам, считам, струва ми се; II. n (приблизителна) сметка; предположение, догадка; round \guess приблизителна сметка, изчисление; shrewd \guess правдоподобно предположение; it is anyone's \guess никой не може да каже; to make a \guess изказвам предположение; to miss o.'s \guess лъжа се, излъгвам се, не познавам; I give you three \guesses давам ти право да познаеш до три пъти; one man's \guess is as good as another's всеки може да мисли, каквото си ще; you have another \guess coming разг. грешите.

    English-Bulgarian dictionary

  • 14 guess

    [ges] n <pl -es>
    Vermutung f, Annahme f; (act of guessing) Raten nt kein pl;
    you've got three \guesses dreimal darfst du raten;
    a lucky \guess ein Glückstreffer [o Zufallstreffer]; m;
    to have [or hazard] [or make] [or (esp Am) take] a \guess raten, schätzen;
    to make a wild \guess einfach [wild] drauflosraten [o [ins Blaue hinein] tippen] (fam)
    at a \guess grob geschätzt, schätzungsweise;
    sb's \guess is that ... jd vermutet [o nimmt an] , dass ...;
    your \guess is as good as mine da kann ich auch nur raten
    PHRASES:
    it's anybody's [or anyone's] \guess weiß der Himmel (fam) vi
    1) (conjecture) [er]raten;
    how did you \guess? wie bist du darauf gekommen?;
    to \guess right/wrong richtig/falsch raten;
    to keep sb \guessing jdn auf die Folter spannen;
    to \guess at sth etw raten;
    (estimate) etw schätzen;
    (suspect) über etw akk Vermutungen anstellen
    2) (esp Am) (suppose) denken, meinen;
    (suspect) annehmen, vermuten;
    I \guess you're right du wirst wohl recht haben;
    I \guess I'd better go now ich werde jetzt wohl besser gehen vt
    to \guess sth etw raten;
    he \guessed her age to be 48 er schätzte sie auf 48;
    \guess what? stell dir vor!, rate mal!;
    to keep sb \guessing jdn im Ungewissen [o Unklaren] lassen;
    to \guess that ... vermuten, dass ...;
    I bet you can't \guess how old she is ich wette, du kommst nicht darauf, wie alt sie ist;
    \guess where I'm calling from rate mal, woher ich anrufe

    English-German students dictionary

  • 15 guess ****

    [ɡɛs]
    1. n
    supposizione f, congettura

    to take or make or have a guess — cercare di indovinare, provare a indovinare

    have a guess! — prova a indovinare!

    at a (rough) guess — a occhio e croce

    my guess is that ... — suppongo che...

    it's anybody's guess — Dio solo (lo) sa

    your guess is as good as mine — ne so quanto te

    it's just a guess — è solo una supposizione

    2. vt
    1) (gen) indovinare

    can you guess what it is? — sai cos'è?

    guess what! fam — sai l'ultima?

    I guessed as much — me lo immaginavo

    2) (esp Am: suppose) supporre, credere

    I guess so — direi di sì, suppongo di sì

    I guess you're right — forse hai ragione

    3. vi
    1) indovinare

    to guess at sth — provare a indovinare qc

    to guess correctly — azzeccarci

    she's just guessing — sta tirando a indovinare

    to keep sb guessing — tenere qn in sospeso or sulla corda

    2) (esp Am: suppose) supporre, credere

    he's happy, I guess — è felice, immagino

    English-Italian dictionary

  • 16 guess

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    [English Word] guess
    [English Plural] guesses
    [Swahili Word] kisi
    [Swahili Plural] makisi
    [Part of Speech] noun
    [Class] 5/6
    [Derived Language] Arabic
    [Related Words] kisio, makisi
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] makisi
    [Part of Speech] noun
    [Class] 6
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] makisio
    [Part of Speech] noun
    [Class] 6
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] udhani
    [Part of Speech] noun
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] udhanifu
    [Part of Speech] noun
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] -bahatisha
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] -bahatisha
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Class] causative
    [Derived Word] bahati
    [Swahili Example] nimebahatisha tu, sivijui vipimo vyako [Sul]
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] -buni
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] -dhani
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Language] Arabic
    [Related Words] dhana, udhani
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] -hisi
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] -kisi
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Language] Arabic
    [Related Words] kisio, makisi
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] -kisia
    [Part of Speech] verb
    [Derived Word] kisi V
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    [English Word] guess
    [Swahili Word] -tambulisha
    [Part of Speech] verb
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    English-Swahili dictionary

  • 17 guess

    I [ges] n
    догадка, гипотеза, предположение

    It was just a guess. — Это было только предположение.

    Your guess is right (wrong). — Ваше предположение правильно (неправильно).

    It is anybody's guess. — Можно только гадать, это никому не известно

    - lucky guess
    - shrewd guess
    - ungrounded guess
    II [ges] v
    догадываться, угадывать, отгадывать, ломать голову

    You can guess the rest. — Об остальном нетрудно догадаться.

    Guess what I have in my right hand. — Угадай, что у меня в правой руке

    - guess the answer
    - guess right
    - guess a riddle
    - guess shrewdly

    English-Russian combinatory dictionary

  • 18 guess

    догадываться имя существительное:
    предположение (assumption, hypothesis, guess, supposition, speculation, conjecture)
    догадка (guess, conjecture, surmise, guesstimate, inkling)
    приблизительный подсчет (guess)
    глагол:
    предполагать (assume, guess, suppose, expect, suspect, imagine)
    полагать (believe, think, suppose, consider, guess, fancy)
    догадываться (guess, imagine, understand)
    угадывать (guess, divine, Nick, nick it)
    отгадывать (guess)
    считать (find, think, consider, count, feel, guess)
    разгадывать (guess, unravel, decipher, puzzle out, unriddle, riddle)
    приблизительно определять (guess)

    Англо-русский синонимический словарь

  • 19 guess

    [ɡes] 1. verb
    1) (to say what is likely to be the case: I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.) gætte
    2) ((especially American) to suppose: I guess I'll have to leave now.) formode
    2. noun
    (an opinion, answer etc got by guessing: My guess is that he's not coming.) gæt; bud
    - anybody's guess
    * * *
    [ɡes] 1. verb
    1) (to say what is likely to be the case: I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.) gætte
    2) ((especially American) to suppose: I guess I'll have to leave now.) formode
    2. noun
    (an opinion, answer etc got by guessing: My guess is that he's not coming.) gæt; bud
    - anybody's guess

    English-Danish dictionary

  • 20 guess

    [ɡes] 1. verb
    1) (to say what is likely to be the case: I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.) ugibati
    2) ((especially American) to suppose: I guess I'll have to leave now.) misliti
    2. noun
    (an opinion, answer etc got by guessing: My guess is that he's not coming.) domneva
    - anybody's guess
    * * *
    I [ges]
    intransitive verb & transitive verb
    ugibati; (at) ceniti; archaic American misliti, domnevati, biti prepričan
    to keep s.o. guessing — pustiti koga v negotovosti
    II [ges]
    noun
    domneva, ugibanje; zadetek
    to give ( —ali pay) guess — ugibati
    at a guess, by guess — na oko, približno
    to make a guess — uganiti
    to make a guess at s.th. — oceniti kaj

    English-Slovenian dictionary

См. также в других словарях:

  • Guess — (g[e^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Guessing}.] [OE. gessen; akin to Dan. gisse, Sw. gissa, Icel. gizha, D. gissen: cf. Dan. giette to guess, Icel. geta to get, to guess. Probably originally, to try to get, and akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guess? — Guess?, Inc. Tipo Pública (NYSE: GES) Fundación Los Ángeles, CA (1981) …   Wikipedia Español

  • guess — The informal use of I guess meaning ‘I think it likely, I suppose’ developed in America in the late 18c from the standard use of the phrase meaning ‘it is my opinion or hypothesis (that)’. The Americanness of the informal use has been marked… …   Modern English usage

  • guess´er — guess «gehs», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to form an opinion of without really knowing; conjecture; estimate: »to guess the height of a tree, guess what will happen next. 2. to get right by guessing: »Can you guess the answer to that riddle? 3. to think …   Useful english dictionary

  • guess — guess·able; guess·er; guess·ing·ly; guess; guess·ti·mate; …   English syllables

  • Guess — Guess, v. i. To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; with at, about, etc. [1913 Webster] This is the place, as well as I may guess. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guess — Guess, n. An opinion as to anything, formed without sufficient or decisive evidence or grounds; an attempt to hit upon the truth by a random judgment; a conjecture; a surmise. [1913 Webster] A poet must confess His art s like physic but a happy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guess — [ges] vt., vi. [ME gessen, to judge, estimate, prob. < MDu, akin to Dan gisse, Swed gissa, ON geta: for IE base see GET] 1. to form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture;… …   English World dictionary

  • guess — vb *conjecture, surmise Analogous words: speculate, *think, reason: imagine, fancy (see THINK): gather, *infer, deduce: estimate, reckon (see CALCULATE) guess n conjecture, surmise (see under …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • guess — [n] belief, speculation assumption, ballpark figure*, conclusion, conjecture, deduction, divination, estimate, fancy, feeling, guesstimate*, guesswork, hunch*, hypothesis, induction, inference, judgment, notion, opinion, postulate, postulation,… …   New thesaurus

  • guess — ► VERB 1) estimate or suppose (something) without sufficient information to be sure of being correct. 2) correctly estimate or conjecture. 3) (I guess) informal, chiefly N. Amer. I suppose. ► NOUN ▪ an estimate or conjecture. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

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